VGA laptop, PowerPoint with mp4, HDMI projector

kartvelo

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Hi there.
We have a laptop with a PPT presentation on it. The laptop has only a VGA output and the projector has only an HDMI input. One of the PPT slides has an mp4 on it.

First, I've been told that even if we found a projector with a VGA input, that wouldn't help because the mp4 audio wouldn't pass through anyway. True or false?

Second, are there VGA-HDMI converters that actually work, and what about that audio?

Thanks!
 

edoug

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True, VGA doesn't do audio. Does your laptop have bluetooth?
 

dirtynine

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This looks like what you need. 3.5mm audio built in too, just plug into the laptop’s headphone port.
(You could also use a male-to-male 3.5mm aux cable to run the audio directly from your laptop’s headphone port to a loud speaker or the presentation room’s built in audio system, etc).

In case that link didn’t work:

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K4W62R4/
 
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kartvelo

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The laptop does not have bluetooth.
I will check out the adapters. I'm just gunshy on things like that because so often adapters/converters are kludgy.