Converting PowerPoint to Video

Video is a hot commodity on the web today, making clicking through slide shows less and less appealing. New tools to convert PowerPoint presentations into video give marketers, sales staff, and educators an opportunity to breathe new life into their PowerPoint presentations. The latest round of tools not only let you convert the slides, they are also able to maintain animation, transitions, and audio.

Leawo PowerPoint to Video Free Edition is my top choice for quick and easy conversion with great results. The interface is very user friendly and the process is quite simple. The free edition comes with WMV and ASF formats only. You can upgrade to the paid edition if you want to output directly to any of a strong variety of other popular formats directly. One very nice feature is it’s ability to record the sound directly from within the computer system so you don’t need to have a silent room while producing videos.

Another good options is PowerDVDPoint Lite which allows you to convert PowerPoint presentations to either DVD or Video files. One important thing to note with this program is that it records the sound output from your speakers as well as any room noise during the conversion process. This can be quite handy if you want to add a voice over or a real problem if finding a quiet place for production is an issue. If you don’t have a separate program capable to taking your video files and producing a DVD or you want the convenience of a one step method, this program is a good option.

Note: You will need to have PowerPoint installed on your computer to use these programs.

Want to add your videos to a web page?

You’ll need to either purchase the full version that can produce the required file formats or use a video converter. Learn more at