Direct conversion of PPT/PPS file to AVI file??? : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

Is there an utility that can actually convert PPS/PPT (Powerpoint file) to AVI or any other video format?

Screen Capturing is good, but cannot produce a perfect video.

Hope someone can help me out here.

-- Sean Mashburn (, October 03, 2001



-- jack p (, October 06, 2001.

Thanks a lot buddy! You're really a life saver.

-- Sean Mashburn (, October 07, 2001.


-- vivek (, December 29, 2001.

so is there a way to convert pps/ppt to avi/mpeg with the effects in windows xp ? i'm desspret! T.

-- t b (, April 26, 2002.

-- benny (, August 06, 2002.

It seems that the impatica app changes it to an imp file... any other suggestions for direct PPT/PPS to MPEG/AVI conversion for XP that retains transitions, animation and sound?

-- Ryan (, August 19, 2002.

Try Camtasia...

Has a small problem with the Frame rate but captures presentations as is with some extras.


-- Jason Kaye (, September 17, 2002.

You can also convert it into GIF, make an animated GIF and then use kovertor to have an MPG.

-- Roberto (, October 03, 2002.

I'm also looking for the same thing. I've tried all of the above and none seems to work well. I need to convert a XP PPT with lots of animation into an MPEG or AVI or WMV, something that anybody could see. Mandy

-- Mandy (, September 05, 2003.

See and look for PROSHOW and PROSHOW GOLD. It help you to create various animate slides with more than 170 transition effects, as Powerpoint. Can show files so created in tv or on pc. They have .avi, .mpeg, etc... extension bye

-- Maurizio (, September 21, 2003.


-- Maurizio (, September 21, 2003.

Proshow gold is excellent! you can save each slide as a jpeg and then convert the jpegs to vcd or svcd using proshow, BUT you will not get the animation! You can get transition effects between each slide and so make a nice video CD for presentations. Proshow also allows you to insert audio (mp3 format). I've used proshow and its great but i'm still trying to convert a ppt presentation with animation, etc to a video format (avi or mpeg). A screen capture device allows you to do this, but the video quality is quite poor.

-- Praneel (, November 19, 2003.

Hi Is it possible to get a PPS file converted back into a ppt file so that I may do the editing.

Regards - aman

-- Aman (, December 03, 2003.

VRtainment has a beta version of "Capturepad" which has better quality screen capture and frame rates than Camtasia. I've been struggling with this same .pps to.avi or mpeg and am not satisfied with this method but it's all I got. Microsoft has a plug in product for Powerpoint 2002 called "Producer" Has anyone tried this? I have Powerpoint 2000 and would upgrade to 2002 if this is a good quality method to get an avi or other file format that can be recorded to VCR or DVD for TV viewing.

-- Tim Fierle (, December 10, 2003.

For Aman PPS to PPT: Save the pps to your hard drive (right click the "icon"), then open the file from Powerpoint, don't run just save as "PPT".

-- jing (, February 04, 2004.

Go to and download "ACTION!" With "ACTION!" you can capture any sound and screen action being played. All you have to do is play your pps/ppt file and record it while it plays. I suggest going into your volume control and set your recording to record directly from the sound card. Most PC sound cards will be the section marked "Balance", not to be confused with the "balance" slide bar. This works very well, but I usually have to cut the first couple of frames from the movie where it records me opening the slide show to start it. Other than that it captures EVERYTHING!

-- Paul (, March 01, 2004.

Well, well, it seems that many people have the same problem trying to convert PPT to AVI (etc). I guess I am not the only one. Just like the Jews spent 40 years walking around a mountain that would only take about a week, I too take the long way to do things. I too have converted batch frames then reassembled into an mpeg or avi, but truly in my limited knowledge I have only been able to retain absolute presentation by carefully placing a video camera and video taping the slideshow and using a line input for sound (for quality stereo). I then capture the video with firewire to MovieMaker into AVI format then with TMPEGEnc I convert it to 30 fps MPEG. WOW! Some one come up with something. Keep checking REMEMBER: The future belongs to Linux!! (Try SuSE 9.0 Pro) :-)

-- YWAM Barbados (, March 15, 2004.

Anyone knows if PresenterSoft MediaEasy 2.2.2 ( is usefull for PPT to AVI: produce perfect video and retains transitions, animation and sound?

-- Jordi Masqué (, March 27, 2004.


-- Nodi (, April 01, 2004.

Okay ... I can't promise that this is the right programme because I am just now trying it myself. It's called CapturePad by VRTainment ( & It looks promising as you can capture your screen area (user defined), entire screen, window, or video source at varying frame rate and save to AVI, SWF, etc. It has some good configuration. It also has a nice interface, and you know that if the programme has a nice looking interface, it must be good (j/k) :) haha. I am still trying, you look for yourself. LINUX!! the future belongs to the community.

-- YWAM Barbados (, April 20, 2004.

OOPS! Just noticed that someone else mentioned CapturePad. Anyway, try it.

-- YWAM Barbados (, April 20, 2004.

Here is another alternative ... Windows Media Encoder 9.0 (the new version media encoder) ... as another alternative, I also use an S- Video out from my laptop to the S-Video in on my 8MM digital movie camera and record in VTR mode the playing of the PowerPoint. I then recapture the movie with MovieMaker into AVI and from there ... well, ... "Heather is my wife, but SuSE is my operating system."

-- YWAM Barbados (, April 21, 2004.

Try It works believe me.

-- Bobby (, June 23, 2004.

The best i guess is Camtasia Studio 2, with the smallest framerate problem...

-- Ricardo (, July 22, 2004.

hey how are you going, been reading through the whole lot of questions and answers, the program i found that will actualy "convert" pps to video is,

similar to above answer.


-- Jay (, August 09, 2004.

well, ppt-to-video sux. it is slow and gives rubbish quality. tbh, i cant for the life of me find a good way of doing this. i'm gonna send old billy and e-mail, see what happens. caio.

-- chris northwood (, August 31, 2004.

Why not simply save your presentation as JPEG files and using a slideshow program, convert it to VCD. There are tons of slideshow programs out in the market. You will even have a choice of selecting timings for the slides and even change the transitions if you so choose so.

For starters you can use Picture to TV to create your VCD. Available from it will convert your slides to VCD and even burn it for ya!

Good VCD just don't come by the click of a button, you have to put some effort into them.

Good luck!


-- ~m (, September 05, 2004.

Had the same problem of converting pps to a movie, as i had plenty of animation in the slides and sound as well. tried out every video capture i could get my hands on and i am still not satisfied with results. frame rate is either to low or the file gets to large to handle. at the end i setled for low frps, recorded sound separetly and put it all together again..

the tought of filming it with camera and feeding sound back through in-line crossed my desperate mind but pleeeassseee...have mercy - that would be like armstrong having to push appollo off the moon by hand, then jump quickly back in and paddle back to earth

-- Mat (, September 11, 2004.

Has anybody tried cybercam from I have started to play with the demo version and I am thinking about buying the full version for $89 but if their are better ways of doing it please give me a shout cheers Graeme

-- Graeme Galloway (, October 15, 2004.

not and answer but a question ...

have u ever heard about and AnkurOffice s/w just similar to our regular MSOffice

it also provides it's own way to create powerpoint slides (PPT's) saves as .pp

is there any way to open our normal *.ppt into *.pp and vice versa

if possible do answer me

waiting for your reply

-- sheetal bora (, October 26, 2004.

Presentersoft PowerVideoMaker is an exciting tool for converting PowerPoint to video(AVI,WMV) of 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 (, October 31, 2004.

Try "capturepad.exe". Download the FREE CapturePad 0.1 version ( 0-1) 759KB, which can capture to AVI (Full Screen). Edit the start and stop motions(staring and stopping PPT file) using VCDCutter and Convert the AVI to VCD MPEG file using "Super Video Converter" and burn!

Also try Proshow Gold that has really cool animations effects (to create power point like slides) like elastic flow, etc. The sad part is its an eval and I could not find a Key for that till now. I will find it one day :) 02Nov2004 Arindam

-- Arindam Basu (, November 02, 2004.

Apple has already done all this for you if you can get your hands on a Mac. You take your PowerPoint presentation with embedded audio track (following a "Record Narrations," natch) and it will convert it directly to a QuickTime video, complete with slide timings and everything else. You can then import it into your video editor or leave it as is. Cost is $99 and it's called Keynote. Go to and read about importing/exporting.

-- Tom Smith (, November 03, 2004.

Be jealous of the Apple option no more -- I just tried the Presentersoft demo described above and it's amazing. Works perfectly, uses the rehearsed timings already in your presentation, lets you specify resolution and frame rate, preserves even complex animations very well. And for $89 it's cheaper than the Apple Keynote option described above. My only concern is for the casual user -- $89 is probably steep. They should consider a "lite" version.

-- James McQuivey (, November 17, 2004.


-- °¢ (, November 20, 2004.

I've followed the suggestion of Arindam Basu (thanks a lot), and tried the 0.1 beta version of CapturePad. It works fine (AVI), except the video quality was very poor. The AVI file resolution was 720x540, but the real resolution may be 20% of that. 1st - I don't know if it used a Pinnacle codec (I use Studio 9) or the Cinepak codec which apears by default. Every time you click the advanced options, that codec apears, even if you choosed another one before). 2nd - My screen resolution is 1024x768. I don't know if there is any compensation that reduces (a lot) video quality. I'm going to try 2 things: 1 - Reduce screen resolution for 800x600 or even 640x480. 2 - Download the 1.9 version of CapturePad and make all these tests again. Hope I can post the results during this week.

-- ESR (, November 29, 2004.

..and I thought that I was the only one going nuts LOL...

So-have any of you tried:

Apreso from or Microsoft Producer?

I also have video clips in my presentation and would like to convert the ppt into a video format so that I can do voice and sound overs in Studio...what a pain...

-- Miguel (, December 13, 2004.

I had exactly the same problem to solve last year. That time, I used Camtasia but found that the animation in my son's presentation was somewhat jerky. This year (he does a presentation like this every year as a Christmas gift for the family), found Presentersoft's ( PowerVideoMaker. It preserves the synchronized audio track, transitions, everything. It works with Powerpoint 2002 (or later), I think. You can download what appears to be a fully working demo from their site. It leaves a little watermark in the corner of your video, but that's really tolerable. Of course, you can also buy the product. It really is nice and, if you can make use of it, you might want to support their efforts as they've plugged a gap that's existed for a while. Good luck.

-- Tom (, December 18, 2004.

Hi all, i have the same problam (converting pps to AVI) im sarching a program that can convert pps to AVI without Powerpoint installd on my pc...

*sorry about the writing mistakes, im 16 years old and english is not my leng...

i hope you could help me


-- joe (, December 28, 2004.

I was contacted by a client that wanted to create a video from a Power Point presentation. Thanks for the great dialogue from everyone; wonderful input. I still haven't found the solution I a looking for tho. The closest solution suggested was PPTToVideo that created a decent AVI video, but in a codec that is unreconginizable by any video authoring program. (The client also had some video material they wanted to add to the PPT presentation). I have an email into the PPTToVideo people to see what codec they are using and if other codecs are available with their product.


-- Jeff Waymack (, December 31, 2004.

try power point to video 1.1 in " video.html"

-- carlos carreira (, January 15, 2005.

I tried all the program stated above and nothing seems to work. My biggest mistake is to use powerpoint to made my friend's wedding video with LOTS of animation and now I desperately wants to convert them to avi. It's now their 2nd anniversary already. Do u think I can make it for the 3rd? Is there no software that can do it????!!!!

-- Erica (, February 23, 2005.

try powerpoint2dvd its good

-- Rukito (, February 24, 2005.

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