Sunday, August 9, 2009

Five ways to share PowerPoint Presentations with DVD


Again and again, friends from answers.yahoo.com ask me how to burn PowerPoint Presentations onto DVD.

Some of them create compelling PowerPoint slideshows with audio and video clips embedded so that they have no choices but attach the huge packages in the E-mails to send them to others for sharing.

I met a teacher who also had such problems. He had to make a presentation at a place where there is only a DVD Player and a TV without a computer.
So I think it is really necessary to write a comprehensive guide to help you to burn PowerPoint onto DVD for easy distribution and easy sharing.
In this guide five methods will be introduced to help you to convert and save PowerPoint onto DVD.
Method A:Use Windows movie maker to convert PowerPoint to video and then burn it to DVD -Free
Method B:Use PowerPoint to Video Converter to convert
PowerPoint to video and then burn it to DVD -$49.95
Method C:Use PowerPoint to DVD Burner to burn PowerPoint
to DVD directly - $99.95
Method D:Use Camtasia Studio to record PowerPoint as video and then burn it to DVD -$299.95
Method E:Mac users - Export PowerPoint/Keynote file to Quicktime video to burn to DVD -Free

Method A:Use Windows movie maker to convert PowerPoint to video and then burn it to DVD
Step 1. Save your PowerPoint slide show as "PNG" images.
Step 2. Import the pictures to your Windows Movie Maker
Step 3. Select all the imported images and add them to Storyboard
Step 4. Add video effects to the slides (Optional)
Step 5. Save the slide show as a Movie File.

Method B:Use PowerPoint to Video Converter (if a
Bootcamp was installed,it can be also operate on Mac) and then burn it to DVD
Step 1. Insert the PowerPoint files into the converter
Step 2. Set the output options and start to burn
Step 3. Burn the converted video to DVD


Method C: Use PowerPoint to DVD Burner (if a Bootcamp was
installed,it can be also operate on Mac) to burn PowerPoint onto DVD directly
Step 1: Import: You can import up to 12 presentation files at a time.
Step 2: Setting: Check the default settings and make some changes if needed
Step 3. Burn: Click the "Start" button

Method D: Use Camtasia Studio to record PowerPoint as video to burn to DVD
Download: http://www.techsmith.com

Step 1. Set your computer display resolution as 800*600
Step 2. Save your PowerPoint file as PPS files
Step 3. Set Camtasia studio to record the whole screen
Step 4. Play your PowerPoint PPS file and Press "F9" to start recording the screen
Step 5. When you reach your last blank slide, Press F10 to tell Camtasia Recorder to stop recording. You will be prompted to save the captured slideshow, so choose a directory and enter a filename. Click "Save". Camtasia will save your capture as an .AVI file.
Step 6. Then you can burn the video to DVD with Nero or Roxio

Method E: Mac user - Use Quick time to convert PowerPoint to video to then burn it to DVD
Step 1. In Powerpoint, export your presentation as a Quicktime movie "PowerPoint Movie"
If you are using keynote, just export your presentation to Quicktime file directly
Step 2. Burn the Quicktime movie to DVD with your DVD burner.

Advantages and disadvantages
Method A is free but it will lost the transitions and animations in your original PowerPoint.
Method B is cheap and it can retain transitions and animations, but it can't create DVD menus.
Method C has a medium price, it can burn PowerPoint to DVD with DVD Menus and retain the animations, transitions,
sound and movie clips in the original PowerPoint file. (Recommended)
Method D is fairly expensive, but it has lots of other functions such as recording the screen.
Method E is free, but only for Mac users.


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PowerPoint to DVD for Education PowerPoint to Video for Education

PowerPoint for Web PowerPoint to PDF PowerPoint to DVD Burner

Convert PowerPoint to Video PowerPoint to DVD Converter

1 comment:

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