File types and media support

File type and media support in SlideDog

SlideDog supports the following file types and file viewers:

Media File types Supported viewers
PowerPoints .ppt, .pptx, .pptm, .pot, .potx, .potm, .pps, .ppsx and .ppsm Office PowerPoint 2013, 2016 or 2019 PowerPoint Viewer 2010
PDFs .pdf Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Pro
Prezis Prezi portable files / "Prezi.exe" (See note about Prezi-files at the bottom) (included)
Videos .3g2, .3ga, .3gp, .3gpp, .avi, .divx, .dts, .dv, .vid, .flv, .gfx, .m1v, .m2t, .m2ts, .m2v, .m4p, .m4v, .mkv, .mlp, .mod, .mov, .mp1, .mp2v, .mp4, .mp4v, .mpa, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpeg1, .mpeg2, .mpeg4, .mpg, .mpv2, .mts, .mtv, .nuv, .ram, .rec, .rm, .rv, .rmvb, .s3m, .sdp, .spx, .vob, .w64, .3asf, .xa, .tac, .ts, .wmv VideoLan VLC (included)
Images .jpeg, .jpg, .png (included)
Web Pages (URLs) Any normal URL Chromium (included) or default browser in Settings (Chrome, FF, Opera or IE)
Word files .doc, .docx Office Word 2013, 2016 or 2019
Excel files .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm Office Excel 2013, 2016 or 2019

A note about "Prezi" and "Prezi Next" files

To add Prezi files to the SlideDog playlist you first need to download an offline/portable version (comes in a .zip file) of your Prezi from your account at the website. Then you need to extract the contents of that zip file. Among the extracted contents you will find an ".exe"-file. This is the file that you should add to your SlideDog playlist.

Important: If you've downloaded the offline Prezi more than 12 months ago, you need to re-download it from Also, before starting a Prezi in SlideDog, you should close all open Prezi windows.

Yes. SlideDog uses your installed version of PowerPoint to display your slideshows. The slides, animations and videos will look the same as if you would open and run the slideshow manually through Office PowerPoint.

But on a general note, presentation files may not always act and look the same on different platforms and versions of presentation software. For example, a .pptx file made with special effects only available in PowerPoint 2019 will not look the same when viewed in PowerPoint 2016. You should always check your presentation files in advance on the computer you intend to use for your live presentation.

Another rule of thumb is that you should always embed external resources when possible. For instance, if you try to show a PowerPoint with non-standard fonts without embedding them or making sure they are installed on the target computer, independent of SlideDog, the text might not be shown correctly.

Yes. It’s possible by downloading your Prezi presentation to a portable Prezi (“Standalone / Offline file”), and then adding the executable file to your SlideDog playlist.

Note: Downloading a Prezi presentation is not available when using Prezi Next online. Please use the Prezi Next desktop application to download your presentation.

To create a SlideDog show with Prezis in it follow these steps for each Prezi file you want to show.

  1. Download the offline portable version of your Prezi presentation and unzip it to a folder on your hard drive.
  2. Open the folder where you unzipped your Prezi presentation.
  3. Drag the ".exe" file into the SlideDog playlist.
  4. Close any open windows of offline Prezis (if you skip this step, SlideDog won't be able to load the Prezis).
  5. Click "Start Show" and wait for the files to load (some Prezis takes a long time to load).

Important: Make sure you've closed all open windows of offline Prezis before trying to start a show in SlideDog that contains Prezi files.