How to Convert a PowerPoint to Microsoft Media Player
By Christina Shaffer
Converting a PowerPoint presentation to a video file can increase the reach of your presentation. By sending out your presentation as a video file in addition to a PowerPoint file, you extend your audience beyond just people who have PowerPoint installed on their computers, making it easier to spread the word about your small business. PowerPoint can convert any PPT file to the Windows Media Video (WMV) format, which is compatible with Windows Media Player and a host of other video players. Depending on the length of the presentation, however, the conversion process can take more than an hour to complete.
Open the PowerPoint presentation you want to convert.
Click "File" and then select “Save and Send."
Click “Create a Video” in the File Types menu.
Choose “Computers and HD Displays” from the drop-down menu on the left side of the screen.
Select “Don’t Use Recorded Timings and Narrations” if you didn’t include narration or manually set slide timings. If you added narration and slide timings, choose “Use Recorded Timings and Narrations."
Click “Create Video." The Windows Media Video option is listed in the "Save as type" field. Enter a file name for the video and then select a destination folder for the file. Click “Save” to convert the PPT file to WMV. While the file is converting, the "Creating Video" status bar at the bottom of the screen will fill with green. When the process is complete, the status bar will disappear and the video file will be saved to your chosen destination folder.
Christina Shaffer is a freelance writer based in New Jersey and has been writing arts and entertainment articles since 2005. Her articles have appeared in "Philadelphia City Paper." Shaffer received a B.A. in journalism and gender studies at Rutgers University.