Convert PowerPoint Presentations to YouTube or iPod Video (MP4 / M4V)

Microsoft Powerpoint is a powerful tool to share your ideas in the form of presentation. There are times when you might want to share these presentations on the internet. This can be done with the help of YouTube or other video streaming web services.

The main motive is to convert the PPT files to videos. Once the video is created out of the PPT, it can be easily shared by any means. There are two ways by which this job can be done.

Online Method

AuthorSTREAM is an online service which not only allows you to import your PowerPoint presentations on the Internet and create a community of users around each one but also provides the ability to export these presentations to YouTube, leaving them available as video.

If you had set up ‘Rehearsed Timings’ or have recorded audio narrations in your PowerPoint file, they would automatically be available in a video format (MP4 or M4V) which can be shared on YouTube via send to YouTube feature after converting to video.

What more you can do is you can share it on iPod via iTunes. Your viewers can then sync their iPods and have your presentations available even when they are not online!

Offline Method

free desktop software to convert ppt to video

The offline method deals with Windows Desktop application called PPT to Video Converter Free. This is a free version application with limited functionality. You can very well convert PPT files into videos wit a variety of extensions and quality.

The converted videos can be then uploaded manually to any video sharing services you want.

Which method should I use to convert PPT to Video formats?

You can choose any of the above method depending on your need and availability of resources. The online service is useful when you have a good internet availability and a slow PC to do the conversion. There is no quality control and the videos made are moderate in quality.

Also in the online method, you cannot convert PPT files without automated slide changing.

PPT to Video Converter Free does not allow you to convert PPT’s with transition effects. While you can select a big range of formats or even presets for mobile devices. It is handy when you have no transition effects in the presentation.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 6 comments
ameo - July 3, 2008

that is really good ,
but does it allow compressing the files?

or converting to mov ?

Rohit - July 3, 2008

It converts to make it YouTube and Ipod compatible.

Milan - July 4, 2008

It will be easier way to create a video for youtube, however quality won’t be good.

Luke Zet - July 4, 2008

I see… good to see more new items for bloggers! 😉

Rohit - July 4, 2008

@ Milan, Did you try it? Is the quality too bad?

Atleast give it a try.


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