When the Beatles Meets iTunes in PowerPoint Presentation

Posted By Simon on November 18, 2010
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One of the most exciting news for millions of rock fans is that the Beatles has finally arrived on iTunes recently. However, if you want to put the band’s music on PowerPoint from iTunes, what you should do? This article will give you a satisfactory solution.


Let It Be,” “Here Comes the Sun,” “Blackbird,” “In My Life,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “Come Together,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown),” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Within You Without You,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Helter Skelter,” “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)“…

When you catch sight of those song titles, or can’t help humming spontaneously, can you remember one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music – The Beatles?

The Beatles. Now on iTunes,” Apple.com announced on its homepage in large black letters beside a full screen picture of the ‘Fab Four‘ – Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – from their heyday in the 1960s.

Although half a century passed, the position of the Beatles cannot be replaced. That individual Beatles tracks began climbing the ranks of iTunes top-selling songs within hours of going on sale is the best proof.

Nowadays, to make the PowerPoint presentation much more vivid and attractive, many people would like to add background pictures or insert background music (for example, the Beatles’ music) to the slideshow. However, when you add the music (encoded in M4P) bought from iTunes to PowerPoint, there is always an error message saying the files you want to add have DRM protection, which is used to prevent users from converting iTunes music to other formats or inserting this kind of music into PowerPoint presentation directly. So, what is the next step?

1. Remove iTunes DRM protection and convert the music to mp3

  • Step 1: Burn the Beatles’ track bought from the iTunes store to a blank CD;
  • Step 2: Open the burned CD in iTunes, add the media files to the library;
  • Step 3: Right-click the media file and select “Convert Selection to MP3” (if the “Convert Selection to MP3” option is not enable in iTunes, you can click AdvanceImportingImport Using menuMP3 EncoderOK);

In addition, you can convert iTunes to MP3 with third-party Audio Converter.

2. Insert the mp3 music to PowerPoint as background music (taking PowerPoint 2010 for example)

  • Step 1: navigate to the slide you want to add the music.
  • Step 2: click InsertMediaAudio Audio from FileOK.

Here is an article about How to Play a Sound across Multiple Slides in PowerPoint 2010.

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