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PPVHEad There are times that you want to show your PowerPoint presentation to someone quickly and easily. The best way to achieve this is to convert your Powerpoint file into a video file.

With that video file you can post it to YouTube, send it along  to another user via email or post it on your blog as a tutorial.

What ever you are going to do with the finished product this free 6.6mb application will make your life MUCH MUCH easier!

To start you need to download and install this application from here.

Once you complete the usual ritual of next, next and finish you will see a screen that looks like this:

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From this screen it is super easy to convert your file. Simply click the New Task Button to get started. Let’s give it a shot.

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After clicking the New Task button you choose between a single file or a whole folder. Next you will need to choose what you want to convert your PowerPoint File into. The only options you will have are: WMV, AVI, MPG, BMPs and MP3 audio.This should fit 90% of you and if you want to convert to another format either convert to a supported format and then convert that. But again for posting to YouTube or your blog this will do just fine.

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I selected AVI and continued on. Next up you will see this screen:

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From the above screen you can adjust transition time, compression, output folder and more. When you are ready to convert simply hit the convert button. you will get a warning screen telling you to make sure your PPT file is saved and not opened. Hit ok and continue.

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It took about 25-40 seconds per slide but when I was done I had a smooth AVI video of my PowerPoint file. Awesome! Do you have another way to convert a powerpoint file to video? We would love to hear about it in the comments!

  1. videoconverter
    November 23, 2009 at 3:47 am

    Is this video converter really good?now,i always use Wondershare (macvideoconverter.org/video-converter-wondershare.html) Video Converter.

  2. ByteScout
    August 11, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Please check out Bytescout PPT to Video Scout bytescout.com/ppttovideoscout.html
    It's a powerful tool for converting PowerPoint presentations into video retaining original animation, sound, etc.

    • Jana
      December 5, 2015 at 2:57 am

      ByteScout does not work well. Poor customer service.

  3. pceasies
    August 10, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    I like iSpring I got free from Giveawayoftheday a while back. It converts to a web presentation (swf) which is just as useful and could be converted to a DVD. It also helps insert flash objects/content.

  4. Marie
    August 10, 2009 at 11:27 am

    There are many converters available out there. The main 2 problems with converting PPT to movie is 1- the cut / lack of fluidity between slides and 2- sounds / music is not transferred. Is it the case with this software too? (the sound issue mainly).

    • youthworker
      August 16, 2009 at 5:16 am

      I can't vouch for the sound quality, but there is the option to include the audio attached to the file, or add an audio file.
      Fluidity seems great with the tests I ran- I haven't seen any 'bad' versions, so i have nothing to compare it to.

  5. Pupulo
    August 9, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    E.M. free PowerPoint Video Converter is nice. But if you wanna more video output options like MP4, MOV, FLV, TS, VOB, you can try the more powerful Moyea PPT to Video Converter, which is available at dvd-ppt-slideshow.com/ppt-to-video/

  6. andrea907
    August 8, 2009 at 1:57 am

    Wondershare PPT to Video is an ideal solution for converting PowerPoint to video. With only a few mouse clicks, you can convert your PowerPoint presentations to almost all popular video formats, such as AVI, WMV, MPEG, MOV, MP4, and FLV, with excellent quality. After the conversion, you can view your presentations just like a movie.
    http://www.ppt-to-dvd.com/ppt-to-video-overview.html#149

  7. Peter
    August 7, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Does it include any PPT animations or does it just cut, cut, cut from slide to slide.
    If you ever want to use this for DVD (and you really don't because it looks really bad) be sure to take the video safe area into consideration. I've seen too many presentations get cut off this way.

    • youthworker
      August 8, 2009 at 8:59 am

      I just gave it a shot.
      1. It's just "cut, cut, cut from slide to slide." (I'm sure there's a place or animations, but I don't see this as a bad thing in most cases.)
      2. Very few of my slideshows work well with a set time for each slide/ build- some slides deserve 10 seconds, some only 2. To allow for this, and to allow for transitions, a screencast tool like camstudio might be a better option.

      • youthworker
        August 8, 2009 at 9:02 am

        Just to clarify- I meant 'a place for animations somewhere in the world' not 'an option for animations somewhere in this software'.

      • Jana
        December 5, 2015 at 2:56 am

        CAMSTUDIO IS INFECTED WITH A TROJAN VIRUS--DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!

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