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Top 6 Ways to Convert PPT to Video for Free with Sound and Animations

Updated on November 15, 2015

When it comes to making simple videos for Youtube and Hubpages, PowerPoint is the simple option that anybody can use. PPT 2010 has a built-in method to convert PPT to video for free with sound and animations. For those of you, who don't have PPT 2010, here is a list of the top 6 PowerPoint to video converters.

Rehearse Timing

Before making your video from PPT presentation, you have to set preferred timings for each slide and animations and this can be done using rehearse timing. This will help the PPT presentation to move automatically without you having to use a mouse. The below video will help you to do that.

Add Narration to PPT

Narration is an important part of your PPT. What is the use in having a video that won't have an audio or a pleasant music added to it. You can easily add narration to your PowerPoint presentation using the built-in method. In your PPT, click Slideshow > Add Narration. After that follow the steps in the below video.

#1 - AuthorSTREAM - Free PPT to Video Converter

This is one of the best free PPT to video converter. If you use this method, all your animations, transitions and narration will be retained in your video. There won't be any significant loss of quality in the final video. Though you can only convert one or two videos using this method, you can download the video in mp4 format and this is the most preferred format in popular video sharing sites. But, the main cons is that there will be a watermark of AuthorSTREAM in the lower right hand corner of the downloaded video. Watch the below video on the working of AuthorSTREAM.

#2 Camtasia Studio - PPT to Video App with 30-day trial

If you want to convert PPT only for a short period of time, say for some project or assignment and don't want to buy a software just for this, you can always try Camtasia Studio. This comes with a free 30-day trial and the final video output is watermark free. Why buy a software when you have to convert only one or two PPTs? I always make my videos using Camtasia because it has the wonderful editing option. It also helps to add watermark to your video, cool transitions and callouts. If you are like me who regularly makes screencasts also, Camtasia is a must buy for you. Watch how Camtasia works in the below video.

Camtasia - My favorite PPT to Video Converter

#3 - Moyea PPT to Video Converter

Moyea PPT to video converter is the most affordable choice if you want to just convert PPT or PPTX to video. Though the trial output has a watermark, this software is the cheapest one out there. It is also very easy to learn this software. Before converting your PPT using Moyea, use rehearse timing described above. Else your slides will have random timings on the video. Learn how to use Moyea in the below video.

PPT to Video using Windows Moviemaker

If you have plain and simple slides with no animations, then you can just use your Windows Moviemaker to convert your PPT to video. This method won't be able to capture the animations and transitions. Watch how to use this method in the below videos.

#4 - PPT to Video - Windows XP

PPT to Video - Windows 2007

#5 - Windows 2010

Windows 2010 PPT comes with the built-in option to save the PPT to movie. Using this method, you have to just save the PPT as video and the video will be saved as WMV.

#6 - Captivate

This best e-authoring tool out there is also a good PPT to video converter, but it would be an overkill if you just buy it for Powerpoint conversion. It's price is in the higher range because of its various other e-authoring uses.

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      Peter 4 years ago from Australia

      Thank you for this information I will give the Windows Movie Maker a try. Do you know if Open Office Presentation has a similar function ?

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      Vidhya L 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Agvulpes, I am not sure about Open Office. I have tried only Document of Open office and that too long back, so I don't know much about OO presentation. If you don't use Microsoft, you can also try Presentation of Google Docs and use the Publish to Web option in the File Menu. We won't need any software for that and it plays the presentation like a video. Thank you for visiting my hub!

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