How to Add Background Music to Your PowerPoint Presentation

Microsoft PowerPoint is a wonderful application which helps to deliver your Presentation effectively and easily. Just imagine if your PowerPoint presentation has background Music. Yes, this tutorial shows you how to add Add Background Music to Your PowerPoint Presentation.

You can easily insert background music with a PowerPoint Presentation to play it across your PowerPoint slides. Let’s see how to customize MS PowerPoint Slides with background music. The procedure may be slightly varies depends on your Power Point Versions. But you can perform this action from Insert menu of all PowerPoint versions.

How to Add Background Music to Your PowerPoint Presentation

How to Add Background Music to Your PowerPoint Presentation

What are the Recommendations ?

1. Search for a good music track.

2. Select a great music track which is not violate any copyright laws.

3. Select for a supported file format by MS PowerPoint.

How to add Add Background Music to Your PowerPoint Presentation ?

Open MS PowerPoint > Load your desired PowerPoint Presentation.

Go to Insert Tab >> Media Clips >> Sound >> Sound From File. (settings varies for PPT Versions)

Now browse and select the music file to add.

Add Background Music to Your PowerPoint Presentation

Add Background Music to Your PowerPoint Presentation

Once the music file is loaded then go to Sound Tools >> Sound Options.

Click on the Drop-Down box – next to Play Sound >> select Play across Slides.

Ensure that you’ve selected Loop Until Stopped check-box.

Now Click on the Preview Button to know how will you MS Presentation looks like. If you feel any modification to be done, like Volume adjustment of the background music through Slide Show Volume icon.

Microsoft PowerPoint Supported Audio and Video Formats.

MS PowerPoint Supported Audio formats

File Format Extension Information
AIFF audio file .aiff Audio Interchange File Format: This audio format was originally used on Apple computers and Silicon Graphics (SGI). Files in this format tends to be large in size.
AU audio file .au Audio UNIX: This file format is commonly used to create audio files for Unix computers or Web.
MIDI file .mid or .midi Musical Instrument Digital Interface: It is a standard file format for the exchange of information between musical instruments, synthesizers and computers.
MP3 audio file .mp3 MPEG Audio Layer 3: This is an audio file that has been compressed using the MPEG Audio Layer 3 codec.
Windows audio files .wav Wave format: This file format stores audio sounds as sound waves, which means that one minute of sound can occupy 644 KB or 27 MB of storage.
Windows Media Audio file .wma Windows Media Audio: an audio file that has been compressed using the Microsoft Windows Media Audio codec.

MS PowerPoint Supported Video formats

File format Extension Information
Adobe Flash Media .swf Flash Video: This file format is commonly used to publish video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player.
Windows Media file .asf Advanced Streaming Format: This file format stores synchronized multimedia data and can be used for streaming audio and video, images, and script commands over a network.
Windows video files .avi Audio Video Interleave: This multimedia file format can store sound and moving pictures in Microsoft RIFF format (Resource Interchange File Format). This is one of the most common formats because the audio or video content compressed using a variety of codecs can be stored as a .Avi file.
Mpgeg .mpg ou .mpeg Moving Picture Experts Group: An evolving set of standards for audio and video compression developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group.
Apple QuickTime .mp4, .mov et .qt Read with Apple QuickTime player.
Windows Media Video file .wmv Windows Media Video: This file format compresses audio and video files using Windows Media Video codec.

This is the simple way to add Add Background Music to Your MS PowerPoint Presentation. Now you may enjoy music with your PowerPoint Presentation. Share this article below Facebook and Twitter.