powerpoint slideshow video for youtube

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I was just wondering what the best file format is for converting powerpoint slideshows to video for youtube. I uploaded one the other day but it looks like crap.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    The files I upload to youtube are AVI files.
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    • Profile picture of the author koolphoto
      It sounds like you didn't upload an HD video. Your video resolution might be too low. Camtasia does it. You need to have your setting at 720p - 16:9 format. 1280--720. In Powerpoint Click Design - Page Setup and switch from 4:3 to 16:9. I usually save as mp4 - HD in Camtasia. Click on the drop down- mp4 (only up to 720p) create video setting. That should give you very good quality. Now if you are using low resolution images you will still have problems. The low res. images can appear soft and can look a little pixelated sometimes.
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  • Profile picture of the author georgebush4737
    Hi. This is not a large problem and can be solved by uploading powerpoint slideshow video for youtube.
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  • Profile picture of the author runningfree73
    Thank you to everyone who posted replies to this question.
    I'm using PP 2007 so I've been using that in combination with Windows Movie Maker. The problem is the text looks kind of grainy and also the transitions between slides looks out of focus.
    Movie Maker files are in the .wmv format so maybe if I converted it to .avi or .mp4 I would see an improvement?
    Sounds like using Camtasia would be an even better solution. Thanks koolphoto for your suggestion.
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  • Profile picture of the author awledd
    Guys Power point 2010 have the capability of changing PP presentation into video (wmv) This is what I do usually, I write ppt articles and post to slideshare and then convert that same file to video in Powerpoint. To convert to vide just go to save as and select 'windows media video' from the drop down menu.
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  • Profile picture of the author dadafarash
    The simple way is to use a free simple video editor with text, or use also a program to convert ppt to avi or mpeg
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    • Profile picture of the author Halunke
      FLV is one of the file type that youtube accepts well.

      Have you tried ppt tool from AppGeeker? It has a program that's easy to use and supposed to be very good.

      I have ever used it to convert to flv format, but use it almost everytime to convert to MP4 files.
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  • Profile picture of the author spearce000
    .avi or mp4 are best for uploading to YouTube. It sounds like a resolution mismatch.

    The settings that work best for me when uploading PowerPont videos to YouTube are: 480 x 360 (standard) or 640 x 360 (widescreen). HD is a waste of resources for this type of video IMHO as it doesn't make PowerPoint that much sharper.
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    • Profile picture of the author koolphoto
      If it looks grainy, blurry you are recording at a low resolution. Up the resolution. It should work for you even if you are putting the individual slides in WMM and making the video. Just check your settings. It really doesn't matter if you use .avi,mp4,wmv etc.

      What spearce000 is saying is basically correct. But I am not paying for bandwith or diskspace with YouTube so I prefer to go larger especially if viewers are going to click on the full screen option. It drives me crazy to watch Youtube videos on my 40 inch television and the video is blurry. And I know a lot of people that watch this way. They use Google Chromecast, AppleTV,ps3 Roku etc. Call me crazy but I think Youtube watching will eventually be either phones, tablets or TV, not desktop.

      So I would rather record at a higher resolution just to be safe and let Youtube present to you the proper video size. A higher resolution always looks better downsampled a lot better then a lower resolution video upsampled.
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  • Profile picture of the author runningfree73
    So is increasing the resolution as simple as changing to a wide screen format? I hope that doesn't sound like too dumb a question...
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  • Profile picture of the author runningfree73
    ok, thanks for the link Koolphoto.
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  • Profile picture of the author simjohns
    "Here is an excellent tutorial on converting your powerpoint to video:
    Convert your Powerpoint Presentation to Video"
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  • Profile picture of the author lily mccoy
    Hi Guys,


    MS Office 2010 have the capability of changing PPT presentation into video (wmv) and you have not office 2010 then use window movie maker tool.
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