Powerpoint To VCD

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OK...Looked and looked on here. I need to convert a PowerPoint Presentation to .avi or .mpg or what ever means to get it to VCD. i'm somewhat capable of encoding and burning VCD's but someone told me a PowerPoint can be made into an avi. i search all over the PowerPoint help files but still can't find anything.


-- Douglas Hill (KlubFreak@aol.com), November 29, 2000


I am assuming that you want stills/slides on the VCD. If this is the case and you have Nero-5 all you need is to save, using save as, the slides you made with PP in JPG-format. nero will accept the jpg-files. Friendly greetings, Eppo R. Kooi.

-- Eppo R. Kooi (E.R.Kooi@XS4all.NL), November 29, 2000.

If you have access to VideoPack, you can set it up to show each slide continually until you hit the "next" button on your remote. I don't know if Nero can do that.

-- leebo (leebosay@deathsdoor.com), November 29, 2000.

Nero allows a predefined time of display of each slide. When set to infinity you have to use the next button, provided you have a VCD or CD-i player. DVD-players like Pioneer 525 can play the predefined time slideshows, but do not allow remote control of next slide, AFAIK.

Friendly greetings, Eppo R. Kooi.

-- Eppo R. Kooi (E.R.Kooi@XS4all.NL), November 29, 2000.

Hi douglas,

have you tried their suggestions? if you did, pls let me know how you did it and whats the results. i need to convert ppt to vcd too. i'm in the same boat as you. thanks

-- Jenny (kaypo@singnet.com.sg), December 05, 2000.

I read about the problem about viewing changing PowerPoint to VCD and would like to hear more about this subject. I myself have Presentations I would like to figure out a way to show it with quality on my DVD Player. I was told I had to buy a DVD player capable of playing DVD,CD,CDR,CDWR. I would have to change my PPT to Video CD and my wav files to MP3 files before my DVD player would recognize my CDR. Am I on the right track ?


-- Wes Nelson (Nelson_Design's@yahoo.com), December 13, 2000.

I hv a Nero 5 software & I hv convert all ppt to jpeg format but how to burn it into nero 5 and make it run as a VCD in the VCD player?

I hv totally lost in the procedure in doing it, can someone teach me step by step on how to do it

-- Conniff (exprez40@hotmail.com), December 21, 2000.

Call a company called n-code 313-724-9195 they can do anything quick and reasonable they are in Dearborn, MI and they do alot of MPEG- 1,MPEG-2 and everthing you see on computers they put POWERPOINT to MPEG and MPEG in POWERPOINT and they can burn a few thousand copies too...It's not a big company just a couple of cool guys they do alot of work for Ford,IBM,Compuware & Visteon...I'm sure they can help or atleast make mass distributable copies on CD that Autostart!

-- Greg Norris (cdduplication@yahoo.com), December 21, 2000.

Nero 5 has help files to guide you through the steps to make a PPT slideshow. Look in the chapters "Video CD" and "Stills and Slideshows". Friendly greetings, Eppo R. Kooi.

-- Eppo R. Kooi (E.R.Kooi@XS4all.NL), December 24, 2000.

Powerpoint has an option called Pack and GO....use this option to to transfer your presentation to a CD and if you also opt to attach the viewer it will play on a cdrom's computer even if the computer does not have powerpoint installed on it.

-- Chuck (MAKOMAN5@AOL.COM), March 31, 2001.

I like to know just how to take a ppt, Power Point, file and change it myself to a video type file like AVI only, I don't cair if I could make a VCD or DVD out of it and doesn't have to be compressed video either. I do have Power Point 97, StarOffice, Nero, Microsoft Netshow server, RealPresention 8 Basic and I still don't know how to do it quickly. The only method I know about is to take each frame you want and save it as a picture, it the long method, at which you end up with posably hundreds or thousands of picture and then use a program to combine them into a vedio. This is too long for me.

-- Mike Blais (muffen@nbnet.nb.ca), January 08, 2002.

I'm of no help. I too am trying to save a Powerpoint presentation as an AVI or Mpeg file so I can play it on a DVD player and I'm having little luck. I've tried Camtasia and Microsoft Camcorder. Poor quality. Converting individual slides into jpegs and then animating is way too slow and defeats the point of making the slide transitions. Image Exporter doesn't help much. The program called Platypus Animator does not speed things up much either. Setting up an autorun CD is pretty easy but I need a translator to convert the Powerpoint.ppt file to something readable by the DVD player. Anyone have an idea?

-- Dave McConnell (dmcconne@overlakehospital.org), February 04, 2002.

Dear, This is little time consuming work, but it is possible. You need to save each image as jpeg file and put it in adobe premaire software and then render into avi or mpge file.


get screen capturing software like corel screen capture and make avi file and then convert into vcd compatible mpeg file.

-- jai (jairam31@mailcity.com), April 17, 2002.

I believe you would want to check out "TVCD" at www.tvcd.biz This program costs US$25, but does have a FREE feature-limited DEMO, which allows pictures to be imported from Powerpoint automatically.

Worth a look anyway.

-- zzz (dont_email_me@nowhere.jp), June 13, 2002.

I never tried, but... If you have a video card with output TV, you can send to a VCR, and then return to computer as .AVI, and go to VCD. Probably you lose some quality.

The big problem is not the work of putting together all still images, but when the slide has transition and animation. What to do?

-- Luiz Barrichelo (luizfernando@hotmail.com), September 21, 2002.

Anyone tried Konverter http://www.logipole.com/indexe.html?

-- Mac Donald (blazane@yahoo.com), November 06, 2002.

I read several of the answers. While I am in the same situation the TVCD by Kodak captures each slide and can be viewed on a DVD player. The same can be said with Adobe Premiere.

However, the issue here is converting the ppt file from powerpoint and including the animation.

Perhaps I am being redundant, however, I will keep trying to search the app that will produce the desired goal: powerpoint (with all of the bells and whistles) to VCD.

I hope someone has the answer.

-- dewey soriano (dewey.soriano@sbcdo.com), November 15, 2002.

I too have been looking for an answer to this issue for some time.

I understand that the office 2000 version of powerpoint for the macintosh solves everything. But you need a mac to make it work. Appearently, microsoft gave the macintosh version of powerpoint the ability to save a ppt file to avi or mpeg format.

What a shame. There ought to be a better way!

-- (jjohnsme@bellsouth.net), November 16, 2002.

Hello, if you load Microsoft camcorder (avaialable in office CD), then start it, then activate record mode, then when a powerpoint slide show is run on the computer, you can screencapture it using MS camcorder. It saves it in AVI format. Then you can use any decent video editing software to change it to any format i.e. MPEG2 for DVD or MPEG-1 for VCD. Then you can use Nero or VCDeasy(freeware) to burn it onto a CD to eb viewed on a DVD player. I hope this helps.

-- Ram Samavedy (samaved@hotmail.com), November 28, 2002.

I am in the same boat as everyone else. I have a 45 min powerpoint slides are all timed and the presentation runs on its own. I do not need a VCD that allows user interaction, just display. Thanks.

-- Mark Horneman (magic_ride18@hotmail.com), January 14, 2003.

I hope you can find answer here.


-- vijay negi (vijaynegi@hotmail.com), January 16, 2003.

But how about the presentation file with animation and SOUND effects? Thxs

-- Martin (docdoc1357@tipgod.com), January 16, 2003.

Don't know that I understand the question properly concerning "VCD" but I burn PowerPoint presentations to CDs with no problem by including the sound files involved and the latest PowerPoint Viewer file along with the PPT or PPS file. Everything seems to run OK on other computers even when I include an mpeg file in the presentation. Have new Phillips DVD+RW recorder upon which I am now burning DVDs of PowerPoint presentations. I have not yet figured out how to include the PowerPoint sounds on the DVDs. Will be glad to provide details of how and what I do via e-mail

-- Jerrold Smith (jfjas@cox.net), February 21, 2003.

Ok guys I've been struggling with this question for longer then you can imagine. There are a few major problems along the way. First if you export to jpg's and then use nero or some program similar to burn to vcd then you loose audio, transitions, and you cannot loop the vcd. Here's the solution I've come up with. There are a number of steps but when completed it works well. 1) Export the powerpoint presentation to jpg files. 2) Import the pictures into Adobe Premere where you can add the transistions and add in audio again. Use NTSC 720X480 resolution video for windows. 3) Export the file as an AVI file. 4) Use TMPGEnc to convert the file from a AVI to a compatible vcd formated mpg. Use the format -Super Video CD -NTSC. 5) Use the program VCDEasy and import the mpg file. Use the VCD 2.0 format to create the vcd. Note: Every other program I have tried has eather distorted the picture or lowered the resolution. Using this meathod I got a clean full screen movie that I can set to repeat. If you have any other questions reguarding this method email me.

-- Richard Logan (rlogan@cuofamerica.com), February 26, 2003.

I design interactive cd roms and am able to create self starting cd's with a powerpoint viewer right on the cd. No software needs to be installed to run the presentation. It runs full screen right off the cd rom drive.

If anyone is interested, I can mail you a demo presentation on cd.

The turnaround time is around 2 days.

Feel free to e-mail me for more information.

Jim Sharp Pro Audio Productions Inc. jim@yodj.com

-- Jim Sharp (jim@yodj.com), March 19, 2003.

Can use SnagIt (http://www.snagit.com/) to capture the video while running powerpoint slideshow and save it to AVI. One shortcoming though is the audio capture is rather kludgy.

-- Ed Liu (ekcliu@yahoo.com), April 16, 2003.

Hi, I have also had this problem, but a much worse case of it; I want to burn a powerpoint presentation WITH the music, transitions, & interactivity onto a VCD/SVCD. If I were to burn a movie file it would not contain interacttivity only music/transitions. Thanks in advance!

-- 007bond (j007bond01@hotmail.com), April 18, 2003.

Hi, I have also had this problem! pls help me to convert a PowerPoint Presentation to .avi or .mpg or what ever means to get it to VCD

-- cch (paulchng@time.net.my), August 05, 2003.

I need to transfer about a 45 minute presentation to VCD as well. After reading all of the above info, I came upon this as perhaps a path to a solution. I downloaded the trial version of Camtasia (www.techsmith.com). Then was able to record my entire screen while playing my presentataion. All my transitions and animations were recorded however, the sound effects were not. Fortunately, though, in my case I have an audio file that plays throughout my presentation. Once Camtasia finishes recording you can save the file in AVI format. From there I used Windows Movie Maker (comes with XP) and imported the video. Then I just imported my audio file. Movie Maker allows you to trim off the first little bit of your video that you end up recording as you actually have to launch the presentation.

Hope this may help some of you.

-- Laurie (laurie_g@hotmail.com), August 07, 2003.

Hi all. I had the same problem. I wanted to put a power point (that didn't have any sound) onto a DVD. I found a shareware program called SnagIt (ver. 6). It's a screen capture program. So essentially, I started SnagIt, telling it to capture the entire screen, then started the powerpoint. After the powerpoint was over I saved it as an avi file, and was able to turn it into a DVD. While the powerpoint didn't have any sound, it appears to be able to record sound from the microphone at the same time. Good Luck.

-- Derick (*@*.com), August 07, 2003.

Microsoft Office How to convert a PowerPoint presentation to an AVI If you have a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, you may need to convert it to an AVI video file either to load it into another software package, put it on the web, or for use in a corporate video. GENERAL You need to have installed Microsoft Camcorder (which comes on the office CD). Now do View/SlideShow in PowerPoint, and start recording in Camcorder. When done, stop Camcorder and save. Camcorder captures all events on your screen, and allows you to save as an AVI. SPECIFICS 1. Start PowerPoint, open your presentation. 2. Start Microsoft Camcorder (Start Menu / Programs / Microsoft Camcorder by default). 3. In Microsoft Camcorder, set the preferences ( Movie / Preferences, make sure Always On Top and Hide Stop Button while recording are checked, also select a stop key combination not used in your presentation (it's Esc by default, change it to 'A' with no Shift or Control), press OK. 4. Flip back to PowerPoint, and Select View/Slide Show (the Camcorder window should still appear on top). 5. Select Movie/Recorder from the Camcorder menu, Camcorder should now disappear. 6. Walk thru your PowerPoint presentation, using the mouse to proceed through the pages. 7. When you reach the last slide (I suggest you add a blank slide at the end for a 'clean ending' and stop there, press the 'A'(or other key you've chosen). 8. Flip back to PowerPoint and press Esc to stop the presentation. 9. Flip back to Microsoft Camcorder, and select File/Save As, you can then save as an AVI. 10. Close PowerPoint, close Camcorder. To check your AVI you can reload it into Microsoft Camcorder (using File Open, and select Movie/Play)

-- PC MANIAK (resantikay@yahoo.com), August 21, 2003.

The program you want is ProShow Gold @ www.photodex.com

easy to use and makes the vcd or svcd in one easy step. You will have to redo your slide show in ProShow, but it is worth the trouble.

-- Frank Walsh (fswalsh@msn.com), January 21, 2004.

Try downloading Camtasia V 2.0.1. Use it to capture your slides or any movie from your computer screen into AVI format. Then proceed with Nero or any other utilities to burn your VCD. Hope it helps.

-- suhaimi omar (suhaimi50@yahoo.com), February 07, 2004.

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