How-To: Change a PowerPoint (With or Without Audio) into a MP4

PowerPoint 2010 and PowerPoint 2013 both offer the option to save a presentation as a video. Earlier versions of PowerPoint do not have the create a video option.

PowerPoint 2010:

While in your PowerPoint Presentation, go to FileSave & Send Create a Video – Edit the settings – Click Create Video

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*Note: depending on how much text is on your slides, you may want to change the Seconds spent on each slide from the default of 05.00 seconds to another number prior to creating the video:

Please Note: With PowerPoint 2010, the video created will be in .wmv format. This will need to be converted into .mp4 format.  To do that, you need a converter. In our office, one of the video converters we use is a free one:  Apowersoft (http://www.apowersoft.com/free-online-video-converter). After converting the file to an MP4, you can load that as an MP4 course component.

PowerPoint 2013: 

While in your PowerPoint Presentation, go to FileExportCreate a Video – Edit the settings – Click Create Video

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*Note: depending on how much text is on your slides, you may want to change the Seconds spent on each slide from the default of 05.00 seconds to another number prior to creating the video:

Once the Save As dialog appears, select the location where you wish to save the presentation, enter the name, and choose the Save As type. If you save as “MPEG-4 Video,” this file then can be uploaded as a course component into the CentreLearn Training System.*

*Note: depending on the codecs used in outputting this file through PPT as an MP4, you may need to re-convert it to an MP4 to get both the audio and video to display. In our office, one of the video converters we use is a free one:  Apowersoft (http://www.apowersoft.com/free-online-video-converter).

A Note on SlideShare:

SlideShare at one point did allow the pairing of audio with slides as a “slidecast.” This feature was disabled in February 2014: http://help.slideshare.com/entries/25964844-Why-can-t-I-create-Slidecasts-anymore-.