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Presentation to Video Converter can turn your MS PowerPoint presentations into practical video files. These might be much more appropriate than presentation files in many situations. The program supports several of the most popular audio and video formats for the output, including Flash Video (FLV) and animated GIF. Audio capturing is optional.
The program offers a practical and intuitive user interface, though it is not very attractive visually. It allows you to select the presentation file (in the PPT, PPTX, PPS, or PPSX format) and set the output video file name and location. You can also select the output file type among AVI, WMV/ASF, MPEG, SWF, FLV, and animated GIF. Direct burn to CD or DVD is another of the options available. Besides, the program allows you to set the video width and height, and the possibility of applying an aspect ratio of 4:3 automatically.
Finally, you can also configure the program to emulate an auto-click after a certain number of seconds, to set the maximum video duration and to start the capture automatically as soon as you press the "Start" button. There are also separate windows that allow you to set the video codec and frame rate as well as the audio codec and its specific properties.
Even though the program's website states that MS PowerPoint is not required at all, you will need to download and install "MS PowerPoint Viewer 2007" to be able to use the program. Otherwise, it will not even run.
- Easy to use
- Supports Flash Video (FLV) and animated GIF as output formats
- The audio capturing is optional
- Capable of burning the resulting video to CD or DVD
- You can configure the specific properties of the audio codec
- Not very attractive user interface
- Requires you to download and install "Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007"