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Convert PowerPoint to AVI and MPEG Video Formats

written by: Meryl K Evans•edited by: Michele McDonough•updated: 8/24/2009

Convert your PowerPoint files to video especially the popular AVI and MPEG formats so you can share your presentation with others. Creating a video version of your presentation lets you burn it to a DVD, download it into a handheld device and post it on video sites like YouTube.

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    You have a whiz bang of a PowerPoint presentation that you want to post online, save to a DVD or download to your iPod or other music player to share with others. Internet video web sites like YouTube and Viddler don't import PowerPoint files.

    PowerPoint sharing sites like and convert your PowerPoint files into Flash. Even if you try to download your presentation from these sites, the file is in PowerPoint format.

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    Free Software

    Acoolsoft PPT2YouTube: Converts PowerPoint to MP4 video while retaining animations, effectives, sounds and video clips. Requires entering your email address to download.

    Authorstream: You can convert up to five minutes of video for free.

    E.M. Free PowerPoint Video Converter: The free option to convert your PowerPoint into AVI or MPEG is good enough. It has a premium version with more features. If you have animation and slides that take more time than others, you can convert the file manually and control the slide time. This adds a watermark to your presentation and reminds you to register.

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    Fee Software

    Most of these come with a free trial so you can try their features before shelling out the cash.

    Authorstream: Any video lasting longer than five minutes requires a premium account that charges $2 per video credit that equals a file up to 1 GB in size or 45 minutes in duration.

    E.M. PowerPoint Video Converter: Converts videos without watermark and no registration reminders.

    PowerVideoMarket Professional: Preserves PowerPoint presentation's animations, transitions and narrations when converting to AVI or MPG format. Retails for $149.95.

    Presentation to Video Converter: Converts PowerPoint presentations into AVI, MPEG and other video formats. Retails for $99.95.

    PPT2DVD: Burns PowerPoint to DVD and adds menus to play the DVD on TV. Retails for $99.95.

    PPT to Video Scout: Converts PowerPoint presentations that have animation and sounds into a video while retaining the effectives. Retails for $69.

    As always, have your antivirus application running as we can't guarantee these applications are free of spyware or viruses.