How to convert PowerPoint to video file

Do you want to save a PowerPoint presentation as a video file? Luckily, you came to the right place! Find out why it is beneficial to save your presentation in a video format. This tutorial will teach you how to convert a PowerPoint presentation to a video file in two different ways.

Benefits to save PowerPoint as a video

You can convert any PowerPoint and save it as a separate file. It can be very efficient to save your presentation in a MPEG-4 video format. Read the benefits below to see if you want to proceed to save your PowerPoint as a video.

  • You can easily use the video clip to upload it on, e.g., YouTube.
  • It is useful to save PowerPoint presentations that have a lot of transitions between slides with sound on. This way, your slides can’t be edited.
  • You can also see the entire video clip without having to click to the next slide.
  • The video file shows the entire presentation as you intended to view it.
  • Avoiding something being changed or slides deleted.

Convert PowerPoint presentation to video

There are two different ways to convert a PowerPoint presentation to a video file. The first option is faster and easier. The second option is better if you want to make customizations before saving it as a high-quality video.

Go to your PowerPoint presentation and click on File at the top.

How to convert PowerPoint to video file

Option 1 – Save as MPEG-4 Video

The PowerPoint presentation example we are using only consists of two slides. By default, each slide takes about five seconds in a video. A few animations were added on the first slide, but read the previous article to add animations to a PowerPoint.

  • Once you open your PowerPoint presentation and click on File, you will find yourself on the front page.
  • Click on Save As on the left red pane.
  • You can then select This PC > Desktop or any other folder you want to save your video file.

how to convert a powerpoint presentation to a video file

Now you will see a new box called Save As.

  • First, select the location.
  • Then go to the line next to Save as Type.

Save as type
  • Click on the line next to Save as Type, and you will see a large selection of choices.
  • Please select the type of file > MPEG-4 Video.
  • Then click on Save.

Save as type MPEG-4 video

First, you will see that PowerPoint is creating a video in the status bar. It can take a couple of minutes, depending on the presentation size. Then the video will be saved automatically at the location you have chosen.

Creating video in status bar

Option 2 – Save PowerPoint as a video file

This option requires a few more steps to save a PowerPoint presentation as a video file.

  1. Once you click on File, it automatically directs you to the front page. Here you can click on Export on the left red pane.
  2. Then click on Create a Video.
  3. On the right side, you can click on Full HD (1080p) to open a list of selections. Choose Full HD (for speed) or Ultra HD (for best quality).
  4. You can manage the seconds spent on each slide, or leave it like 5 seconds.
  5. Lastly, click on Create Video down below.

how to save a powerpoint presentation as a video file

Once you click on Create a Video, it will open a box called Save As. Here you should choose a location where you want to save the video.

  • Click on the line next to Save as Type.
  • Now, select MPEG-4 Video.
  • Then click on Save.

Thereafter it will create the video in your PowerPoint presentation. In the status bar, you can see how far it has completed the video. After a minute or so, you can find the video saved at the chosen location. If the presentation has more slides, thus being a larger file, it can take up to several minutes. This is how easy it is to convert a presentation into a video file in a few steps.

Creating video in status bar

Read more: How to record your screen with Microsoft PowerPoint

Conclusion

You have learned how to convert a PowerPoint presentation to a video file. It is easy to save it in a few steps. If you want to customize the seconds spent on each screen or the video’s quality, you should choose the second option. It takes a few more steps because you have to click on Export > Create a Video > Full HD > Create Video > Save As box opens > Select MPEG-4 Video > Save.

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