Extract Audio

Do you also receive these unbelievable, extraordinary Powerpoints or slideshows from friends and colleagues? Some of them contain really beautiful pictures and great sounds. They are very inspiring and sometimes I would like to reuse some of their content. Then the challenge starts! Rather than creating everything again from scratch, I try to reuse bits and pieces. But how do I get embedded audio out of a Powerpoint? How do I get pictures extracted from a PPS-file?

I found out that there is no standard way to extract images or sounds from Powerpoint-files or slidewhows, but you can still save them (and reuse!) if you follow these 3 simple steps:

How to extract audio from PPT or PPS?1. Open the PPT or PPS-file in Powerpoint.
2. Save the file as a Web Page (“Save As” => Web Page)
3. Open the folder where you saved this web page and there you’ll see the audio file in the list, next to the images you wished for.

That’s it! 🙂

By the way, I am not a fan of stealing from others, but linking to your source in a respectful way, will often get you (official) permission to (re)use their material. I learned this lifehack from Amit Agarwal. Thanks Amit!

Enjoy every day,

Bert Verdonck
Lifehacker

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