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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 09:53 PM

Recommendations for a PPT-to-Video file converter, PLEASE?

I have tried two: Bytescout and EM Powerpoint

Both are clunky, badly-documented, user-unfriendly. Neither actually "converts" the file; what they do is play the file (IN REAL TIME) and re-record it in the new format.

Neither of them offers a way to covert a PPTX file that already has the narration recorded with it in the native Powerpoint app to a simple .avi or .mpeg file with its own audio track.

I am thankful that I tried them only as "trial versions." While possibly the full versions have some funtionality lacking in the trial versions, neither appears to have what I need. Both cost in the $40-60 range, so if I'd shelled out for them I'd be spitting tacks furious about being a hundred bucks or so in the red for useless crapware.

If anyone can point me toward a simple, functional file converter that will accomplish the result of turning a .pptx file with embedded narration into a simple .avi or .mpeg file, I will be most appreciative.

frustratedly,
Bright

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Reply Recommendations for a PPT-to-Video file converter, PLEASE? (Original post)
TygrBright Dec 2011 OP
rocktivity Dec 2011 #1
TygrBright Dec 2011 #2
rocktivity Dec 2011 #3
TygrBright Dec 2011 #4
DissedByBush Dec 2011 #6
onpatrol98 Jan 2012 #7
Fumesucker Dec 2011 #5
dwightgenius Jan 2012 #8
allenmark Feb 2012 #9
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velvasi Oct 2012 #10
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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 10:29 PM

1. Camtasia

Around $100, but you can get a thirty day free trial.
http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html

These are all recorded PPT presentations:








rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 10:58 PM

2. It looks great, but they want $299 for it. Can't afford that much.

$100 would be just do-able.

I had a free trial of it once a couple of years ago, on this computer, so I don't think another one would work, unfortunately.

But I appreciate the recommendation!

amiably,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 11:25 PM

3. My bad, but the it's the Mac version that's $100

I would have bet my first born male child that the Windows version would cost less!


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 12:53 AM

4. Heh. It was probably originally developed for Mac.

As far as I can understand, it's considerably easier to adapt something from a Windows platform to a Mac platform than the other way around.

Another one I owe to Mr. Gates.

wearily,
Bright

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 03:25 PM

6. Screen capture on the Mac would have worked anyway

 

You can now do full video screen caps on the Mac, with sound, out of the box.

It would be start the QuickTime screen cap on PowerPoint's window, and let the presentation run.

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 08:28 PM

7. Camtasia

I am also a big camtasia fan.Well, Techsmith fan, really. Jing is free from Techsmith. You may try that also. It doesn't offer nearly the same feature. But, it'll get it done.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 07:39 AM

5. I don't do Powerpoint but I do a fair bit with video...

Here's a program that purports to do what you wish..

http://www.effectmatrix.com/PowerPoint-Video-Converter/Free-PowerPoint-Video-Converter.htm

And another..

http://www.dvd-ppt-slideshow.com/ppt-to-video/

And I know this free one works for recording whatever is on the screen because I've used it myself.

http://camstudio.org/

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 09:31 PM

8. It's recommended to try the PowerPoint to video converter from moyea & leawo

As far as I know, Moyea PPT to Video Converter (http://www.dvd-ppt-slideshow.com/ppt-to-video/) & Leawo PowerPoint to Video (http://www.leawo.com/powerpoint-video-converter/) are the only converters that can convert pptx file to avi video while preserving the animations, transitions, narrations, background music and video clips of the original presentation.

It's recommended to have a try.

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Response to dwightgenius (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 4, 2012, 04:37 AM

9. Convert Powerpoint to Video

Wondershare PPT to Video , Eztoo PPT Video Converter , Moyea PPT to Video Converter

All the above mentioned converter tool can easily convert powerpoint to video format. You can easily download any one of them online and easily convert powerpoint in video format.

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Sat Oct 27, 2012, 12:51 PM

10. Free Software to convert ppt to video file

This convert ppt to video for free with sound and animations is a good converter (free) which will convert ppt to video including sounds and animations. This software does not record, it converts ppt or pptx file to wmv file or mov file.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 01:04 PM

11. Fraps

You can also try Fraps. Free with watermark (for testing), $30 final price (no watermark, unlimited video).

Just edit with a free movie editor after you're done. I can't recommend Fraps enough - I'm not on YT or anything but I've gotten my money's worth of use so far.

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