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