Next Monday is my turn to give the PowerPoint presentation, and I wanna use a song as my PowerPoint’s background music in case that my listeners would become bored. Finally I find and buy a suitable song in iTunes store, but a problem arises, PowerPoint is not compatible with this iTunes song since it is in m4a format that only works with iPod or iTunes. What should I do to add iTunes song to PowerPoint? Any suggestions?
For the average PowerPoint users, probably the biggest headache is trying to put songs or sound effects into Microsoft PowerPoint. In the information era PowerPoint is widely used in schools, conferences and businesses meetings as a way to attract audience, and it’s common to add songs or other audio files in your PowerPoint presentations, but audio file compatibility can be quite frustrating.
Compatible format supported by PowerPoint includes WAV, MP3, WMA (Windows Media Audio), AU (Unix Audio), MIDI and AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format). While music you purchased in iTunes is in m4a (MPEG-4 AAC) or m4p format. To insert iTunes song into PowerPoint, there are two ways available for you to choose from.
Method 1: Apowersoft Free Online Audio Converter
You can convert iTunes music to PowerPoint with Apowersoft Free Online Audio Converter. It enables you transfer any audio file to as much as eight common audio output formats including mp3, wma, wav, aac etc. Even better, it also provides you to select other output settings like bitrate, channels and sample rate.
It’s pretty easy to use. Just upload your song and select the output settings as you wish, then click Convert to start conversion and save the output file once the conversion is done.
Method 2: Streaming Audio Recorder
Streaming Audio Recorder is an all-in-one audio recording program which combines audio converter, audio editor, CD burner along with other powerful functions. With this streaming audio recorder there are two ways available for you to choose from for adding iTunes music to PowerPoint.
The first way is to select Audio Converter in the drop-down list of Tools. Next, choose the target output format and folder. Then add local iTunes music to the conversion bar and click Start to start conversion.
While, if your iTunes music is in protected M4P format, then you cannot use a third party conversion tool to convert it to your desired format. Because iTunes music in M4P format are protected with DRM encoded in it. This DRM protection can limit the way where users can use it.
Thus under such circumstances, you can record the iTunes music by the following steps.
Run the Streaming Audio Record and change settings as you need. For example, you can select output format and folder in the Record Settings.
Click On to start recording. Then it will skip the silent passages during the recording.
Play the iTunes song that you want to insert into PowerPoint.
Press Off to stop the recording. Now you can add iTunes song to PowerPoint.