How to convert PowerPoint Slides to a movie : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

I would like to convert my PowerPoint Slideshow into dat files or MPEG files. This will make it easier for me to burn it into CD and show it on TV without having to bring my laptop along.

Pls help.


-- James Joshua (, June 22, 2001


One way (may not be the best) is to copy each slide as .bmp file (just click the desired slide and the use + to copy the current window, is the alt key on the keyboard, is the print key at the upper-right area on the keyboad, and the open a graphics editor to paste and edit the copied image).

Use WinonCD to burn all the .bmp files as VCD.

-- Tend (, June 22, 2001.

I have tried this once. In power point, save the slide show as JPEG file format (*.JPG). You will have one JPEG file for each slide. Next. you can burn these JPEG still image files to VCD using software like Nero.

-- ktnwin (, June 22, 2001.

check into simplicd by oak it make a slide show and you can view on you tv

-- (, September 02, 2001.

I have the same question, but it works only to show your static slide. Does someone knows how to incorporate the movements that Powerpoint do also in the video?

-- Luiz Barrichelo (, September 21, 2002.

Try this link

Work or not can't promise.... I personally been asking same question.

-- Mior (, October 06, 2002.

I did it... you can capture the screen with a capture program that can make avi file (like snagit) and there you go the hole powerpoint slides with all the movments and everything. I did it and it work, the only problem is that i try to edit the movie and i get a lame resolution using some programs (though the original movie is in good qulity).

-- help for you (, May 24, 2003.

Unless you have a MAC, there is no easy way to do this. That's right, Microsoft screwed it's users again. Anyway, what I had to do is copy each slide as a TIFF file. You will not lose any quality this way. Next I used ArcSoft Showbiz for each slide and add timed transistions and effects to each slide. ArcSoft is relatively inexpensive. I received my copy with my Digital video camera. I then produced the file as an MPG &burnt it to DVD. You can also create a VCD using this technique. Another option if you have a TV out on your PC, play the PPT file in full screen mode and record it to your digital video camera or analog camera (VCR will work as well considering you have a video capture device on your PC). You can then import back to your pc either through firewire or analog video capture. Dazzle makes a good USB2.0 video capture device. Pricey though. Anyway, hope this helps. I didn't use the video capture option because my Nvidia card wouldn't work right. Ever. When I said that Microsoft screwed it's users is because in Microsoft's Office X for the Mac, you can export your powerpoint presentation as a MOV file (Quicktime) and then convert your MOV file to an AVI using pretty much any other video editing software on the market. Thanks Bill.


-- Chuck Hill (, August 01, 2003.

The nero burns pictures with time delay and thats the kinda slide show. it solves the problem, :)

-- Saumil (, August 23, 2003.

There is no "easy" way to get Powerpoint to Video.

There seems to be 2 Popular ways.

1) Use a screen capture program that will record your screen activity and save it as an AVI. Then use a video editing program and capture card to print it to a video tape.

2) Hook up a VGA -> NTSC Scan converter (like TView Pro) to your monitor out put, then hook that video feed into the video in on your VCR, then take an 1/8" -> Stereo RCA cord (found anywhere from Meijer, to walmart to Radio shack), and hook that into the speaker output on the back of your computer to the audio input on the back of your VCR.

Neither one is pretty but they both work.

-- Aaron Stella (, September 16, 2003.

I have done it and it is quit easy.

1. Save each slide in powerpoint as a picture file (ie. jpg or tiff... For example if you want to save as jpg chose "jpg" as file type when you go to save and it will ask if you want to save all slides or just the current slide, choose all slides)

2. import the pictures in microsoft movie maker and import your audio and you are done. (do all your movie transitions/ and other animation etc... quit easy...)

3. Use a third party software to convert Windows Media Video file to avi and use nero or some other program to convert to Video CD and you are done.

I used OSS Video Converter to convert the Windows Media Video file to AVI.

As I said I have done it and I have helped others to do it also. I recommend windows movie maker only because it is easier and since most people have windows xp they would not have to think of buying and expensive software.

-- Miguel Maloney (, September 30, 2003.

I've done it using both the "screen capture software" and "connect your computer to the VCR" approaches.

These work, but both have some gotchas.

I tried to use Camtasia's "Recorder" to capture the presentation to an AVI file. It worked, but the fade-to-black slide transitions weren't very smooth.

I also connected my computer to my VCR using a video card with a "video out" jack. For some reason, the video was a little more grainy, and the video clips that I had embedded in my slides were not visible thru the VCR.

-- Mark Ledbetter (, November 06, 2003.

We have a great solution to your dilemma, DVD X Point. Exactly what you're looking for!

-- Chris Johnson (, November 06, 2003.

firstly i am very thank ful to u regarding the conversion of power point slide to a dat file or mpeg file. i'll check it first and let u know the result i got the movie maker and i am working on that will see how long it take to do the thing what i asked

-- jadhav prashant kumar (, November 13, 2003.

Does anyone know how to convert powerpoint slides to tif files, with >300 psi?

Any program can do it?


-- Qian Tao (, November 24, 2003.

My two-cent worth

1. Record using Camtasia to avi

2. Covert avi to mpg using TMPGENc. If nec, use TMPGENc to encode background music too (mp3 -> wav)

3. Burn to DVD media using TMPG DVD Author

Works perfectly for me all the time; can playback in DVD players.

Check out this website for more guides:

-- Julia Lim (, December 03, 2003.

I want software to convert powerpint slides to a movie. Plaease give me name of software and where from i can download it free.

-- Amitabh Kumar (, February 15, 2004.

If you save the powerpoint slideshow as jpeg (described in earlier messages), you can use microsoft movie maker2. its free and can be downloaded at: sp if you have xp, you may already have it. run moviemaker2 and go to import..and import the jpegs. you'll have to apply all the motion settings again that you applied in powerpoint. but its so simple its ridiculous. everything is pretty much drag and drop. its great. and after you are done, you can save it as a movie.

-- mike (, March 09, 2004.

Camtasia Studio does the job. but the codec is a problem. it uses TSCC codes which can be a pain. Anyone know of a way to convert powerpoint to avi using a DivX codec?

-- (, March 17, 2004.

How is the TSCC codec a pain? It's completely lossless, and if you're burning a presentation to DVD, there aren't really any deployment issues.

If you insist on using a different codec, though, Camtasia Studio will let you select any codec on your system. Just choose "Video Setup" from the production dialog and you'll be provided with a complete list.

regards, Daniel

-- Daniel Park (, April 12, 2004.

To the person who earlier recomended the DVDXCopy. I have read about the product on the 321 Studios site but I have yet to talk to anyone who has actually used it. I tried the Camtasia software but the playback is way too choppy (not smooth!!). So I continued my search until I stumbled across DVDXCopy. They don't have a trial offer and I hesitate to drop down $50.00 until I know it will work.

-- Jonathan Rothgeb (, April 12, 2004.

yeah i want this convert to movies, , x point of 321 studios not good forme i try with this software many problems, now i tried with prodvd powerpoint dvdmaker maybe can good software.the other examples for conversion ppt to movie of other people posting not good i believe have too steps, maybe that this other product be good, i don't know, i had the hope that work fine....

-- andy (, April 14, 2004.

Ok, all ideas are great (video capture, video out connection, etc...) but thats just NOT it, otherwise this subject would be closed. We can admit that there is no available software to convert PowerPoint slides to a movie directly without loosing transitions, motions and quality. Does anybody know for a similar program like PowerPoint with all functions and "format export to avi" included ??

-- Razorblade (, April 14, 2004.

I totally agree with you Razorblade. These are all okay solutions, but not great. Saving slides to JPEG and making a movie with Microsoft Movie Maker is okay, but the slide transitions aren't the same. I'm trying Flash, because it exports to .avi or .mov. But, its not simple and flexible like PowerPoint. Why doesn't Microsoft make it easier to export .avi's? Probably a licensing thing.

-- five13 (, April 16, 2004.

About DVD X POINT, does it also burn VCD ?

i only have a cdwriter not dvdwriter.

thanks for any info, Fr.

-- Frenchie (, May 05, 2004.

I used Camtasia too to capture a Powerpoint show to an avi file. I then used Virtual Dub to convert into DivX which reduced the size significantly with little quality loss. For VCD or SVCD or even DVD conversion I use TmpGEnc to do the job and then burn to vcd, etc.


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-- vic (, May 05, 2004.

I dropped the $50 for DVD Xcopy it does not transfer the audio or transitions. When I contacted the tech support they said it would not convert transitions. I am still waiting for the credit to show up on my credit card SAVE YOUR MONEY it don't work there are freebies that do this much

-- Andy Johnson (, May 11, 2004.

to Andy Johnson : do you mean DVD X POINT or DVD Xcopy ?

-- Frenchie (, May 11, 2004.

About converting PPT to video of any sort, check this message board: currently, I am not sure of anything that can convert PPT to video in the true sense, especially if you have heavy animation within a particular slide. if you do not have heavy animation and it is a simple slide presentation, you can save each slide in a picture format and reassemble them into an MPG creator like TMPGEnc keeping in mind that normal video is 25 - 30 frames (slides) per second. You can also try a screen capture that allows you to configure the fps and save into avi, like CapturePad by VRTainment ( & I also use an S-Video out from my computer to the S-Video in on my digital movie camera and record in tape player mode the playing of the PowerPoint. I then recapture the video with firewire. As far as extracting vocals from a music, it is not always going to work perfectly unless you purchase expensive software (unless someone corrects me on this.) But you might want to check dBPowerAMP (type it into Google) if you download the Power Pack DSP Plugins, there is an option to extract vocals, you must have the original cd with you.

-- Adam D (, June 06, 2004.

Hey guys, thanks for all the tips. This was great. Hey, to the guy who bought the DVD-X Point. Too bad. Sorry to hear that.The media complains about us sharing /dowloading... well, look what happened - the honest guy is having trouble getting his 50.00 back because the company misinformed the public. Is that fair? I read about the DVD X-point on their web site. They glorify it way too much. Thanks for all the tips

-- Paul (, June 09, 2004.

Try transitions with video acelleration.

-- Claudio Reis (, June 14, 2004.

I also was looking for a way to do this. I also purchased DVD-X- Point and a DVD burner based on its claim that you can convert PowerPoint presentations to DVD. I found, it does not work, at least with anything sophisticated that contains animation or sound. It does not transfer. Tech support was abysmal. All they could say was "I'm sorry." Maybe if you have a very simple presentation that merely goes from slide to slide, it might work. I threw it away. By the way, the company is being sued left and right and laying off employees in droves.

-- Steven Bingman (, July 09, 2004.

The only real way to convert a PPT file to video with all transitions/ animations is to: Rent a pro quality NTSC video scan converter (Scan Do etc.) run the out put scaled down from 1024x768 to 720x486 and record it via an S-VHS cable to a decent tape deck with audio from the audio outs of your computer. You can then digitize this file, edit it and save as an MPEG-2, burn it to DVD and you're done.

-- Tim Gilchrist (, August 29, 2004.

Well, dvd-x-point is no more. parent company, is out of business. . .

None of the capture programs I looked at were even close to successful. Apparently, Powerpoint 2003 is supposed to have avi export. That would do it, assuming you have the $229

-- jay plesset (, September 15, 2004.

I just downloaded the trial from

I am very pleased with the results. Enough that I will be buying the package. Now.

-- Jay Plesset (, September 15, 2004.


What if you went from your video out (SVHS or RCA) on your video card to 'in' on your external USB video capture hardware? Would this cause any kind of video feedback?

I have the above hardware, but wouldn't want to wreck anything-- I thought I should ask before I try it.


-- Jason Silver (, September 28, 2004.

Use microsoft producer!!!

-- Kyle (, September 30, 2004.

Powerpoint 2003 has a very easy, Package for CD, command under the file comand. Not sure of the file type but works good for me on various computers. Takes all the sounds with it, background and individual slides sounds. Will auto-play but it is slow to start. It claims everything from W98-2 up works??? I use xp pro.

-- Lee Lamason (, December 22, 2004.

Presentersoft PowerVideoMaker is an exciting tool for converting PowerPoint to video(MPEG,AVI,WMV) of True DVD quality. A video demo converted using a P4 1.6Ghz machine, 256M RAM, , Download a free trial here, ,Please note, PowerVideoMaker requires PowerPoint 2002 or 2003

-- Karl Qiu (, December 24, 2004.

I have a 200 slide PP presentation that is set to a song. Many of my timings are .1 seconds. I can't even get my transitions and music to match up when I load this onto my laptop because of the enormity of the file. To prevent this from happening, I want to make this into a DVD. The trick, however, which everyone seems to be mentioning is getting the EXACT PP presentation into a DVD format. It would seem to me that there should be an easier way to get this done. HELP!!!!

-- Scott (, March 04, 2005.

I always use Presentation to Video Converter 1.2 it is simple and powerful.

-- AlexKilbane (, March 10, 2005.

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