I learned a valuable lesson the other day -- YouTube does NOT support PowerPoint presentations!
I spent several hours waiting for an upload I THOUGHT was going to go through just fine only to find this out...wasted an entire afternoon, it seemed. So, I set out on a quest of finding out how to convert my PowerPoint into a video. It melted my brain.
So, I figured I'd share what I learned with you guys to help you avoid the aneurysm I nearly had...
HOW TO CONVERT PPTs INTO VIDEO
1. Obviously, the first part of this is to have an active PowerPoint done. I happened to use this one I have on SlideShare for this demonstration...
2. Once you have a PPT built, click on the icon on the top left and select SAVE AS and go down to OTHER FORMATS on the drop down menu...
3. Scroll down to the SAVE AS TYPE section and then scroll down to JPEG and select that option. Once you do this, make sure you pick a pathway for saving the information that you can easily find. (I skipped this step the first time, and PPT saved the information in a random spot on my hard drive that took me 30 minutes to locate.)
4. Once you select the option and hit enter, the following screen will come up. Select EVERY SLIDE and PPT will create a JPEG of every slide in your PPT.
5. Once done, you will be able to see the JPEGs that were created in the folder you designated.
6. Fire up your MovieMaker program... (I use MovieMaker for this type of thing because it is painless and very simple to edit.)
7. Upload your slides and import them into your editing screen. With MovieMaker, it is a very simply drag and drop feature... The only issue with this is it will randomly place the slides. So, you do have to take the 30 seconds needed to re-organize the slides into the proper order. (Small price to pay, really...)
8. Add transitional animations just like you would with any pic video...
9. Add music...or a soundtrack...or recorded speech track...whatever you think is needed.
10. As for me, I have bought several tracks that are originals that I own license to use. That way, I do not violate any copyright issues and I know I wont run the risk of YouTube shutting down my hard work because of it.
11. Once you have the track you have selected added to the video, you can switch fade in and fade out options, start times, etc. You have total control here.
12. Again...when done, save your video to a folder you can easily locate.
13. Upload your video to YouTube like you normally would.
Here is what mine came out to look like:
There ya have it. Simple and easy. And, I hope this helps some of you...
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