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I need to play a video across multiple slides with text on top of it.

The problem is that I am the average consumer with-not-so-many money to spend and all those plugins cost like $150 u.s and even more.

Is there any free (or cheap, below $20) alternative to play videos across multiple slides?

or other software like powerpoint 2010 with that ability?

Thanks in advance!

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closed as off-topic by random Dec 31 '14 at 16:25

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If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question. Why in the world would you ever want a video to span multiple slides? In the worst case, splice the video! – Mooing Duck Oct 1 '12 at 20:12
with playing across multiple slides I mean it won't restart playing but continue playing when going to the next slide, just adding for clarity.. and there is no other solution to this problem than using a plugin, but I do not have that much money. – user144773 Oct 1 '12 at 21:37
You want it to restart on every slide? Or you mean it is restarting, and you want it to instead continue? – Mooing Duck Oct 1 '12 at 21:55
it restarts, and I want it to continue, and when I apply the "play" animation effect, I can't see any other text on top of it because mplay32 exe is running in front of the presentation, it's playing the video.. and the presentation is behind it when applying this effect – user144773 Oct 2 '12 at 12:49
So, as I said, Why in the world would you want a single video to play across multiple slides? In most cases, simply splice the video. – Mooing Duck Oct 2 '12 at 16:16
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Try a single slide instead of multiples. Add bookmarks to the video where you want your slide content to change (ie, a text box to appear, for example). Assign a trigger animation to the text box and have it trigger on bookmark.

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