PowerPoint to AVI
Recently, many people asked how to convert PowerPoint to avi, there are so many suggestions that make us confused when we search through Google, this article not only tells you the best solution, but also tells you more about avi and PowerPoint.
What is avi video format?
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave, is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft in November 1992 as part of its Video for Windows technology. avi files can contain both audio and video data in a standard container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback.This is a container video format that specifies certain structure how the audio and video streams should be stored within the file. avi itself doesn't specify how it should be encoded ( just like the streaming format ASF), so the audio/video can be stored in various ways. Most commonly used video codec that use avi structure are M-JPEG and DivX . avi contains code called FourCC which tells what codec it is encoded with.
Benefits of converting PowerPoint to avi?
Avi is one of the most common video formats which can be played on different operating systems or burn to disc. As we know PowerPoint Presentations can only be played on a Microsoft PowerPoint installed PC, sometimes you need the right version and operating system, So it's really inconvenient for you to share or distribute your PowerPoint presentations. Convert your PowerPoint to avi can solve this Problem, where avi can be played means where your PowerPoint can be shown! You can even enjoy your PowerPoint on Apple system.
How to convert PowerPoint to avi?
Since PowerPoint doesn't have a plug-in which allows you to convert PowerPoint to avi directly, you may want to know: what is best software for converting PowerPoint presentations to avi and other video formats. Best shareware?
Free methodIs there a free way to do this? Yes, free but not easy and not very good.
You may notice that PowerPoint has the function of saving PowerPoint as JPG files, you only need to save PowerPoint as pieces of JPG, then import them to Windows Movie Maker to make an avi video. I once read an article which tells us how to view PowerPoint on iPod with this method. Below are the disadvantages of doing this with Windows Movie Maker:
- 1. All the animations, transitions in the original PowerPoint would be lost, that is the charm of PowerPoint, how can you present a dull presentation to your audience?
- 2. You may have added some music to the PowerPoint , buy you lose them now. Then you want to add it again with Movie Maker , you have to import these JPG files and edit one by one. That’s a dull work, more important, your fruit wouldn’t be attractive.
Besides the way mentioned above, you surely have other choices to get a better result! Commonly, there are two basic principles for converting PowerPoint to avi:
The first choice is to use a screen recording application to record your slideshow as it plays on your screen. If you don't have any embedded video clips in the slide show, an app like SnagIt works perfectly for grabbing your slideshow at approximately 10 frames per second (full motion digital video is typically 30 frames per second). If you have embedded a full motion video in your presentation, you need a screen capture app capable of full motion video recording like Camtasia, which costs $299 per copy. I am not going to discuss the price of the product, it all depends on you, but I must point out if you use a screen recorder, you have to open your PowerPoint each time, and you can't do any jobs when the conversion is going on. Besides, you may lose some elements like animations, transitions, audio tracks and so on, that's really a very disappoint thing which would make your excellent presentation to a dull package. Another thing is that you have many pieces of PowerPoint, and you want to convert them to avil at a time. But with screen recorder, you need to convert them one by one.
The second way is to use third party software. When you search through Google, you could find a lot of programs that promise to solve this problem with excellent quality. You must keep your head clear so you can choose the best one, we advice you’d better have a free trial before purchasing.
Now let's use Acoolsoft PPT to Video Pro to have a free try and see how to covert PowerPoint to avi, I am not boasted Acoolsoft is the best software compare to others, but it’s really the best solution to solve your problem at lowest cost.
Start the Program and import files
If you have several pieces of PowerPoint presentations, keep on importing. The product supports 12 pieces of PowerPoint batch conversion.