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Old June 10th, 2009, 07:49 AM   #1
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OT: free PPT to video converter

Today's freebie on Giveaway of the Day is Moyea's PPT to Video Converter.
I just tried it on a PPS file (with a lot of useless transitions) and it converted to an AVI that I dropped onto Vegas and played back successfully.
Export file types are:
AVI, MP4, MOV, WMV, 3GP, 3G2, MPG, VOB, FLV, DV. You can also convert a PowerPoint presentation to video for playback on portable devices like: iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, Zune Movie (*.wmv or *.mp4), Xbox 360 Video (*.wmv), Pocket PC Movie (*.wmv), Creative Zen Player Video (*.avi), Blackberry Video (*.3gp;*.3g2;*.mp4;*.avi;*.wmv).
As of this moment, it's only available for another 17 hr. so, if you need something like this, grab it while you can.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 09:59 AM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up. I am sure it will be useful along the way.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 11:05 PM   #3
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However, you do need to have a copy of MS PowerPoint running on the same PC.

If you were thinking of running this software, 'cos a client sent you a PPT file 'cos you said: "Yes I can!" BUT you DON'T have PP on your machine WITH this convertor - no dice. It does stipulate this in the downloaded support info.

Pity, 'cos I can really imagine many videographers and editors out there, may have MS WORD and but NOT the additional stuff that comes with MS Office. Interesting . . . . .

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Old June 11th, 2009, 12:44 PM   #4
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I wonder if this will run with the Microsoft freeware powerpoint viewer? I'd guess so, but haven't tried it.

Mike, is it more of a screen-cap kinda' thing, or more of an export-stills-and-stitch kinda' thing?
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