If exporting a PowerPoint presentation to a video causes stuttering on your system, this post may help you fix it. According to the users, everything works fine when they play the slideshow, but when they export the presentation to a video, they experience audio and video glitch. Go through this article to get rid of this problem.
Exporting a PowerPoint presentation to video causes stuttering
Why is my PowerPoint video choppy?
A video file in PowerPoint does not play well or becomes choppy due to many reasons, like:
- If the video has compatibility issues with PowerPoint. In this case, optimizing the video can fix the problem.
- If your system does not support the codecs of the video you have inserted into PowerPoint.
- The video file you have inserted into PowerPoint is of larger size. In this case, you can compress the video to get rid of the problem.
PowerPoint video export cause stuttering or audio glitch
If exporting a PowerPoint presentation to video causes stuttering or makes it choppy or jumpy, here’s what you need to do to prevent this from happening. According to some users, the issue occurs on playing the exported video file on some particular video players, like VLC. If you are playing the video on VLC Media Player, we suggest you play the same video on another media player. If this fixes the problem, the issue is with that particular media player and not with the PowerPoint. If the issue occurs on multiple media players, try the solutions explained below.
- Update your Graphics Card driver.
- Export the video in WMV format.
- Optimize media compatibility.
Let’s see all these solutions in detail.
1] Update your Graphics Card driver
If the problem is occurring on every media player you have installed on your system, your Graphics Card driver may be corrupted or outdated. To fix this problem, we suggest you update your Graphics Card driver.
You can follow any one of the following methods to update your Graphics Card driver:
- You can install Graphics Card driver updates via Optional Updates in Windows 11/10.
- You can download the latest version of your Graphics Card driver from the manufacturer’s website and install it manually on your system.
- Update your Graphics Card driver from the Device Manager. The steps for the same are explained below:
- Right-click on the Start Menu and select Device Manager.
- In the Device Manager, expand the Display adapters node.
- Right-click on your Graphics Card driver and select Update driver.
- Click on the Search automatically for drivers option. After that, Windows will search for the latest version of your Graphics Card driver and install it on your system.
If you are installing the driver manually by downloading it from the manufacturer’s website, first, you have to uninstall its current version from your computer. For this, open the Device Manager and right-click on your Graphics Card driver, and select Uninstall device. Follow the on-screen instructions. After uninstalling the driver, run the installer file to install the driver manually.
2] Export your video in WMV format
If you are experiencing a stuttering issue on exporting the PowerPoint presentation to MP4 format, you can try exporting it in WMV format. Check if it fixes the issue.
3] Optimize Media Compatibility
The Optimize Media Compatibility option appears in PowerPoint if the format of the media inserted in your presentation might have compatibility issues with other devices. If you do not see this option in PowerPoint, it means that the media format you have inserted in the PowerPoint presentation does not have any compatibility issues.
To optimize media in your presentation for compatibility, follow the instructions below:
- Launch Microsoft PowerPoint and go to “File > Info.”
- Check if the Optimize Media Compatibility option is there. If yes, click on the Optimize Compatibility button to begin the test.
Wait till the process gets completed. After the completion of the optimization process, check if the issue persists.
How do I insert a video in PowerPoint without lagging?
If you experience lagging issues with your videos after inserting them in PowerPoint, you can try the following solutions:
- Compress your media files.
- Disable Hardware Acceleration.
1] Compress your media files
One possible reason for the audio and video lagging issues is their large size. Compressing the media files in PowerPoint can fix this issue. We have listed the steps below:
- Open PowerPoint and go to “File > Info.”
- Click on the Compress Media button and select the lower quality to compress your video.
After compressing the video, the issue should be fixed. If this does not fix the problem, you have to disable Hardware Acceleration.
2] Disable Hardware Acceleration
Disable the Hardware Acceleration and see if it brings any changes. We have written the instructions below:
- In Microsoft PowerPoint, go to “File > Options.”
- Click Advanced on the left side.
- Now, scroll down the right side and enable the Disable hardware graphics acceleration checkbox. This option is available under the Display section.
- Click OK to save the changes.
Hope this helps.
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