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Converting and burning Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT) presentations in nearly all formats (including ppt, pptx, pptm, ppsx, pps, ppsm, potx, potm and pot) to DVD discs, DVD folders or ISO image files, mediAvatar PowerPoint to DVD preserves your PowerPoint presentations in a DVD disc and protect them from modifying, or enables you to share them with others for whatever purposes like product promotion or company propaganda.
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Converting and burning Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT) presentations in nearly all formats (including ppt, pptx, pptm, ppsx, pps, ppsm, potx, potm and pot) to DVD discs, DVD folders or ISO image files, mediAvatar PowerPoint to DVD preserves your PowerPoint presentations in a DVD disc and protect them from modifying, or enables you to share them with others for whatever purposes like product promotion or company propaganda.

Key features:

  • Create your own DVD menu by choosing favorite one from dozens of menu, and adding background music/pictures into it
  • Rehearse your PPT, record your own commentary, add background music and watermarks, set play mode of your PPT DVD, to make your PPT DVD distinctive
  • Reserve all the original features of your PPT like audio/videos/animation/effects in the target DVD
  • Set different background music for the whole PPT file and even respectively for each slide
  • Two DVD play modes are offered: manual and auto. In manual mode, you can jump to any slide just like you’re rehearsing; while auto-mode will play the presentations automatically

System Requirements:

Windows XP (SP2 or later)/ Vista/ 7; Recordable DVD drive

Publisher:

mediAvatar Software Studio

Homepage:

www.mediavideoconverter.com

File Size:

100 MB

Price:

$55.99

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#22

Dear Mike:
Thanks for the info. You sound very knowledgeable, so can I ask you a question? I need some advice. Allow me to give you a brief summary, then my question.

2 yrs ago I almost died, I was at harbor-view hospital for 40 days. I suffered trauma to the right side of my head. The doctors used my chest, and abdomen muscles to try and fill the hole in the right side of my head. It took 3 major surgeries. Now my inner ear is gone, which effects my balance. This experience has cost me my job. So now at the age of 50, I am considering doing something for an income to sustain my family. There is one thing I know very well, weight lifting, and how to achieve results via exercise and diet.

I started working out in 7th grade. My coach was a retired pro ball player. He played for the Raiders. He took a liking to me, and taught me to lift, and how to eat. Most of his methods were very old school, and mostly forgotten by today's bodybuilding media machine.

I've lifted with some pros. I have accumulated a lot of knowledge, and experience over the years. I plan on making a video, showing some of these old methods, "proving there efficiency" by showing myself in these same videos, after following my own methods.

I will explain what I eat, and also video tape myself working out, explaining how to train also. I want to sale the video. It will be edited to approximately 30-45 minutes, since the workouts and meals are repeated throughout the week.

The first video is going to be a "Before" video. Which I will post on youtube. (unless you have better advice for me).

The second video will be of me throughout the day, including my workouts, and showing what I eat and how I train. (This one will be for sale, and NOT on you tube).

I will then make a third video at the end of the 12 weeks / the last of 36 "Twenty minute" workouts. (This one also will be on you tube)

This is where I need advice...

Could I use the above software?

Should I try and build a website, do you recommend any software for doing so?

Do I sell it as a DVD, if I do, will I lose sells, because people would prefer it as a download, thus gaining the ability to have access to the video immediately.

Whether it is a DVD or download, how do I protect it from being duplicated....

Mike any help and advice will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance. All comments and input will be appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Rod M  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Thanks so much for the info on where to input the registration- I didn't see it either and would have had to uninstall it.

Reply   |   Comment by Barb  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#20

successfully converted a standard PPT presentation with 21 slides each with a transition. It works by making each slide from start of transition to displayed slide a DVD chapter, and if set to manual play simply selecting the next chapter button or previous chapter buttons on player control/remotecontroller loads the respective chapter and so on until the end, unsure how it would handle slides that have timed animations on them but it should just render the slide until the slide has no further change on it and then end that chapter.

#1 ashraf and #8 KE5QMH, Of course the rendered DVD is of lower visual quality than full screen rendered Powerpoint on your PC as the max PAL DVD resolution is 768x 576 pixels and your PC display is at least 1024x768, more likely much higher resolution than that... to expect otherwise is foolish.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#19

Please note -I have not yet used the product, but wanted to comment on the practical uses and needs of such a program.
I recently found myself in need of just this type of application. I work for a cultural arts center and we use PowerPoint presentations to advertise our upcoming programs & events. Most of the time we have the hardware/software needed to run PP, but sometimes we are offsite - at a bar, home, restaurant, etc... and only have a TV/DVD player. It's those times I need an alternative to PP and a PC. I have found few free programs that accomplish the task well, and have tried one paid app that was terrible. I'll post more following my installation and trial run.

Reply   |   Comment by CyndiQ  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#18

#15: "Did not find any way to register this free offer. Does it need to be registered?"

The menu bar drop-down button to the far right -- select Enter License Code.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#17

mediAvatar PowerPoint to DVD Personal in a nutshell seems a very ambitious front end to several other apps, including the *nix-based DVD Author. The *nix-based part isn't necessarily bad, but when you have to use cygwin1.dll etc. it just doesn't always work as smoothly as if you have a native Windows app. The app itself is OK in that it converts a PowerPoint file to one, longer video, then packages that video in a bit of a non-standard DVD layout. Menu options are *very* rudimentary, & to be honest I'd suggest considering pulling your new video out of the DVD layout it creates [e.g. use PgcDemux], & using that with something else to do the DVD proper... it simply isn't up the level of *any* pay-ware DVD authoring apps I've ever seen [including the very cheapest ones], & it's only claim to fame is converting PowerPoint files to mpg2 video.

The setup.exe file includes both the PowerPoint viewer & the viewer 2007 SP2 installs, so you don't need PowerPoint itself to convert presentations -- they do however have quite an impact on Windows, including fonts, C/C++ runtime libraries etc... the whole thing, mediAvatar PowerPoint to DVD Personal including the viewer [*IF* you needed the viewer] adds up to almost 1.3k files, with almost 7k new registry entries. mediAvatar PowerPoint to DVD Personal itself takes up ~104 MB with 993 files in 72 folders.

When you Google/Bing on PowerPoint to DVD or PowerPoint to video you don't get a lot of info other than various converter ads &/or endorsements. Use Google on the Microsoft.com site & it's a bit better, but there's still not a lot of info to be had. I don't know if there's just not a lot of call for this sort of thing, or if it's just something that's been ignored or skipped over, but unfortunately for this particular conversion in many respects you're on your own. Personally I'd say approach it as a slideshow [if your presentation allows], & you'll have tools, guides, & on-line advice available. If your presentation has animations so stills won't work, turn it into video, then use that the way you would any other video for DVD or Blu-Ray -- again there's tools, guides, etc. you can easily find on-line. mediAvatar PowerPoint to DVD Personal is an alternative to to do that, to convert ppt to mpg2, & it's here, now, but there are conversion &/or screen capture apps that can do better.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#16

If you don't have PowerPoint, &/or if you want to explore your options a bit, maybe this will help?...

There are a couple of approaches you can use to turn PowerPoint or any presentation into video, several video formats to choose from, you can put the video online or on a CD/DVD/BD disc, & you can make a standard video DVD or Blu-Ray disc. A Video DVD &/or Blu-Ray disc can optionally work the same as giving a presentation live, clicking to advance from one slide to the next, have further options like a menu for each slide, groups of slides and so on. The 1st step is to plan everything out -- this can save a LOT of headaches [not to mention Google/Bing searches] later, and at many stages it can be impossible to just switch apps mid-stream. Once you know how you want your finished project to look, you can work backwards, determining &/or listing the steps it'll take to get there. This also sets the boundaries for your project, & lets you re-define it if need be... example 1) DVDs have limits, like the one that says you can have 99 chapters [or individual slides if they're set up as chapters], and you can only beat that by using certain software &/or techniques, so you either go that route or trim your presentation as necessary to have less than 99 slides, or don't use individual slides & so on; example 2) Blu-Ray takes most limits on what you can do off the table, substituting a really, Really big one -- the really neat stuff takes expertise writing Java, & while there is one free-ware project, the software Hollywood uses costs many thousands of dollars, with nothing in between the two extremes [& you usually still need to know Java] -- IOW if you want to use video Blu-Ray for HD, more than likely you'll want to keep things simple; example 3) Standard video DVD & Blu-Ray formats are designed for movies, not presentations, so if your target audience isn't limited to using a DVD or Blu-Ray player, don't use video DVD or Blu-Ray, but something along the lines of Flash or Autoplay Menu Studio or even Windows Media Format [there are an awful lot of options built into Windows Media that most have never seen taken advantage of].

Once you've set your limits or boundaries, & gotten a good idea of how your presentation will work in the final *video* form, you can either export or screen capture individual slides, or record your presentation as it's playing -- you can use screen capture, or with the many DVDR & DVR boxes out there relatively cheap, it can be easier [& often as good if not better quality] to record the video out from a PC/laptop, either direct from a plug on your PC/laptop or using a cheap [I've seen them <$20] adapter. Whether it's done internally in software or using your PC's/laptop's graphics hardware for display, images of your slides are going to be *captured* & *that's* encoded to video -- there is no direct conversion on the order of .rtf to text or .doc. Regardless the quality & variety of special FX (or transitions) your presentation software has, you can most often do better in many video editing apps, plus you can add a slight amount of blur to make text & sharp graphics look better playing from a video DVD -- DVDs don't have the resolution to make sharp lines always look sharp, so any time text is used in pro DVD rez video it's shadowed & blurred, same as in the commercials you see on TV. For that reason if/when possible you can be better off exporting/screen-capping individual slides, then plugging them into a video editing app or slideshow creation software [e.g. DVD slideshow GUI http://goo.gl/GdyJP ]. And if there's a chance your presentation is going to be shown on a regular TV, don't forget to check if the colors are all TV *legal* -- something you can do in many image &/or video editors -- or you could be in for a bit of a surprise. [You might come across references to PC vs. TV colorspaces -- in my experience no need to worry with most all current DVD players (they'll fix it), & as reducing the color range from PC to TV can have nasty results if not performed right, IMHO it's just not worth it.] That said, if you plan by working backwards, & know you're putting your presentation to video *before* you create the presentation, it's Much better to create your slides etc. with DVD or Blu-Ray in mind, e.g. using higher def images for HD, using only TV legal colors, using the TV color space or range, feathering text/graphics + adding shadows etc...

I do want to emphasize to always remember that audio & video tracks are separate, even if/when they're joined in the same file container. At any time they can be split apart & joined back together again. Likewise the VOB files a DVD uses [&/or the .m2ts on a Blu-Ray] can be split apart or easily created from the separate audio & video files inside. When & where you do something like recording narration is a matter of convenience or preference or practicality, but it's usually best done when your video's completed -- that's why recording to a DVDR/DVR can work (you want the recorded/encoded video file that you'll add audio to later), & why in a video editor you might pre-render (or render & import that into a new project). Other than that to a very great extent it's a matter of your own ambition. TO give a few ideas, Video DVDs can have playlists, which are lists of individual video titles that play in whatever order you choose, you can have many more than one, & you can use scripts to determine what plays when, or what's even offered by having several menus. Your slides can be menus, complete with hidden or visible buttons, & use video transitions between them. Your slides can be individual videos themselves, or chapters in a longer video, or just be in a single video that's a recording of your presentation, & any of those can have buttons that are visible or hidden. A video title on a DVD can have the option to skip scenes [e.g. rated/unrated versions of movie DVD], &/or have switchable audio tracks, &/or angles, & subs don't have to be text [e.g. some anime DVDs]. And you can combine all of that stuff together in one video DVD, often fairly easily. What you want to avoid IMHO is anything that looks *canned*, that gives the impression you just used some app's defaults & put as little work into it as possible... you might have spent many a sleepless night toiling away, but if the 1st thing anyone sees is a menu that looks totally boring & unoriginal, a lot of the time & effort you put in can be wasted, right then & there. IMHO it's better to skip a 1st menu rather than have one that gives the wrong impression -- better to leave something out than to do it poorly -- & Much better to focus on content than "Gee whiz, look what I can do" FX... otherwise, regardless what friends & family tell you, few are going to take your work seriously.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#15

Did not find any way to register this free offer. Does it need to be registered? If so please send me info - hopefully if the 24 hours expire the code will still be effective as lond as the software was installed within the required time.

Thank you

Larry

Reply   |   Comment by Larry Nitz  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#14

In reply to comments #6 and #10, I had the same result on my Win7 Quad computer, that is the installing window seemed stuck 2/3 the way through.

However, after rebooting, the program had loaded and the icon was sitting on my desk top and within a couple minutes minute I had successfully converted a PowerPoint presentation to a DVD .... even with a menu and a little music added. Great Program!

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#13

#11 Adamus, Have now downloaded and installed this under 32bit vista home premium sp2 it did not require a restart and is a large download as it bundles MS powerpoint viewer and a VC redistributable instalation that run as sub-installers during initial instalation.
Which answers most of my questions. It renders whatever MS PowerPoint viewer 2007 can render. Neither MS office or PowerPoint or OpenOffice impress are REQUIRED to convert a self-containted compatible PowerPoint presentation into the final DVD.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#12

Installed but would not initiate or run. Have uninstalled

Reply   |   Comment by barbara  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#11

Ad.9.
OpenOffice and Microsoft PowerPoint compatibility

DISCLAMER: I haven't downloaded today's program yet [it's huge & restarts], but what I am saying below is true to the most programs available on the Internet today.

I think that it was about the Microsoft PowerPoint presentation format [.PPT]. This format is supported by both: OpenOffice (after specifying this format when saving) and the Microsoft PowerPoint as the native format.
The main problem is when someone is trying to save the OpenOffice presentation using the default format [.ODP] or [.SDD]. This format is simply different than [.PPT] and was NOT supported natively by most of Microsoft PowerPoint editions.
So when someone is trying to load the [.ODP] file using Microsoft PowerPoint or tools like today's then he is getting into troubles. On the other hand he can open OpenOffice, re-save/export the presentation using the [.PPT] format & open this [.PPT] file in MS PowerPoint or in another utility. Then all tools should work [with minor bug possibles, but it should at least work].

So this talks everything about why it DOES NOT SUPPORT OpenOffice AND can read files PRODUCED BY OpenOffice.

Hope I have helped some ;-)
Have a nice day ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Adamus  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#10

@ Adam 6.



I've got the exact same problem except on WinVista Home Premium.

Any helpfull suggestions would be appreciated from any more PC/Computer knowledgeable people!

Reply   |   Comment by a simple happy man  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#9

some conflicting information in these comments, ashraf says it needs MS power point installed, while CopyCat says we don't need MS powerpoint, and openoffice will do... if openoffice will do then will MS Powerpoint viewer also do?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#8

I think the output quality that has been cited and so noted bu myself is the killer for me as well. if it evolves some, it might well be worth re featuring?

By the way, did Mr. Brian Standly, use it on himself first to tell him that it was a great output?

8's

Reply   |   Comment by KE5QMH  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#7

Looks very useful. Ashraf thanks for the details. - I worry that it "does not give users the option to set how long to wait between events (text, images, etc.) within a slide." Does that mean it disregards any advanced timings you set within the PowerPoint slide itself? Not clear.

Reply   |   Comment by trainerdave  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#6

Can't use it. After installing (Win 7), although the program is listed as running in Task Manager/Processes, it is not visible and cannot be accessed. Any solutions would be welcome as it looks a useful programme.

Reply   |   Comment by Adam  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#5

Very easy to install worked on both Win 7 32 and 64 bit had openoffice installed and it worked with the presentation software it uses fine. Rather easy in creating the dvd and adding titles. Recommend this software Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Keymaster  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#4

You don't need Microsoft PowerPoint installed, but you can use the free verseon of Openoffice instead. It works perfect.

Reply   |   Comment by CopyCat  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+66)
#3

You can use your own name in registration

Reply   |   Comment by CopyCat  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

This program is brilliant. It installed on my laptop with Vista without any problems. I tested it with a one hour Powerpoint file I use for my Self Hypnosis class and the DVD runs perfect.
Thank you mediAvitar and GAOTD. This is a program I will use for years.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian Standly  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
#1

The Good
* Straightforward and easy to use.
* Supports the conversion of .PPT, .PPTX, .PPTM, .PPSX, .PPS, .PPSM, .POTX, .POTM, and .POT presentation formats. (They are all Microsoft Office formats.)
* Retains original slide transition and inter-slide event effects.
* Users can convert multiple presentations to one DVD.
* Can output directly onto a disc (i.e. burn the presentations), create DVD folder, or create an ISO.
* Automatically builds a DVD menu, allowing users to select from 30 different menu templates.
* Allows users to add custom background audio tracks and watermarks (text and image).
* Users can record custom commentary for presentations.
* Allows users to play presentations (once they have been made into DVDs) "automatically" or "manually".
* Can automatically shutdown, stand by, or hibernate computer or close the program when conversions have finished.

The Bad
* Output quality is lacking; noticeable difference in quality between input presentation and output DVD.
* Requires users to have Microsoft PowerPoint installed.
* Gives users the option to select how long (how many seconds) a slide is displayed in total, but does not give users the option to set how long to wait between events (text, images, etc.) within a slide.

For final verdict, recommendations, and full review please click here.

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+77)
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