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Giveaway of the day — PPT To Video Scout

PPT To Video Scout converts PowerPoint presentation into MPEG, VideoCD, AVI video with sound.
$49 EXPIRED
User rating: 192 72 comments

PPT To Video Scout was available as a giveaway on February 9, 2007!

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PPT To Video Scout converts PowerPoint presentation into MPEG, VideoCD, AVI video with sound.

Different compression methods (for example: DivX, MP3) can be applied using installed codecs on your computer. You can run conversion wizard from PowerPoint by using "Convert to AVI" command in File menu or run standalone wizard. NTSC, PAL, custom conversion modes are supported.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Publisher:

ByteScout Software

Homepage:

http://bytescout.com/ppttovideoscout.html

File Size:

2.7 MB

Price:

$49

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#72

Hello.
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone home?

READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!!!
IT'S NOT A TRIAL! IT'S FREE. GRATIS. NO CHARGE.
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. YOU ACTIVATE IT FROM THE ZIP FILE!!!
THEN IT IS FREE!! TO KEEP!!! YOURS FOREVER!!! TO HAVE AND TO HOLD!!

Sorry to shout everyone. These people who would starve to death if you didn't tell them to swallow their food.

Reply   |   Comment by Pink floyd  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

#70 john.G.Thekkekara WROTE: "I downloaded the programme and installed it.Only thereafter I could understand that I have wasted my time accuring it.It never worked,You are actually fooling people with your sofware.
Comment by john.G.Thekkekara — February 10th, 2007 at 7:53 pm "

Yes, John, if you check the README file it says in there:
"PURPOSE: This software was designed just to fool John.G.Thekkekara. Shh! Do not tell him. Ok, you can tell him after he has accured it. All others can use it for converting powerpoint presentations to video."

I would ask for your money back.

Reply   |   Comment by The Advanced Specialist  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

I downloaded the programme and installed it.Only thereafter I could understand that I have wasted my time accuring it.It never worked,You are actually fooling people with your sofware.

Reply   |   Comment by john.G.Thekkekara  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

BTW: Forgot to mention that this product attempts to put a toolbar into PowerPoint but isn't compatible with PowerPoint 2007. It's only compatible with 2003 and earlier.

Reply   |   Comment by Jojo  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

#24, #51: actually, I got the same message.
And it was quite sensible.
After the install, the audio codecs in my PC were all messin' around - many missing -, the audio options were upside down, and I had to restore the backup image of my whole system.
Not a nice joke, but nothing not manageable.

By the way, apart this shortcoming, I was appreciating this piece of software.

Reply   |   Comment by tranfa  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

#57: I have some question!
- How to "grow a brain" ? please post instruction!
- Can I grow 2 brains? or just one?
- After grow a brain, does need activated?
- My brain worked yesterday, but today I try it and no work. Says ERROR. pls help.

:)

Oh, and...
Helpful Tip from the Advanced Specialist:
If you would like a FREE POWERPOINT VIEWER, you can get this one for free. If you have a powerpoint presentation but not powerpoint program, like if somebody emailed one to you for business or something, you can use this to view it. (Free from MICROSOFT)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=428D5727-43AB-4F24-90B7-A94784AF71A4&displaylang=en

And if you have powerpoint and you use it a lot in your job or research, here is a site that has some simple free Powerpoint background images and theme slides. Including gold bars, Animated Blue Plasma, Computer Tech, Certificates of Appreciation, Colored Prisms, etc. You've heard of Ugly Betty? Well, this is the brainy one: http://www.brainybetty.com/MENUPowerPoint.htm

And here is a QUESTION TIMER, presentation for powerpoint. You would use this for example while making a little test and would give the viewer 1 minute to answer the question or so: http://www.brainybetty.com/timer.zip

Next, if you ever have the need to convert a powerpoint presentation into Adobe PDF file, you can use this: http://www.primopdf.com/ This essentially lets you print to PDF.

Ok, hope that was helpful to you.

Reply   |   Comment by The Advanced Specialist  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

Installed it. Tried to run a 10 screen PPT through it to convert to AVI. After sitting there using 100% of my CPU power for about 10 minutes with no change in the first screen, I canceled it. Haven't had time to experiment with it anymore. But have a negative feeling that this is not going to work well.

Also, note the following restrictions:
Please note that the software you download and install during
the Giveaway period comes with the following important limitations:
1) No free technical support
2) No free upgrades to future versions
3) Strictly non-commercial usage

Reply   |   Comment by Jojo  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

The app was easy to install (activation before installation for registry prep? Whoa!) and file conversions work OK for me. The slide transitions are not as smooth as in PPT but tolerable, even at 60 fps. The appearance that one can actually convert to true DVD is a bit misleading: the app cannot create the IFO, BUP and VOB trio. The novice will be confused by the video options of framerate, audio bitrate, etc.; but if he or she sticks with the default PPT to AVI or MPEG-1 settings, this little program will prove quite handy. I regard PPT2Video Scout more as a proprietary screen capture software. But, frankly, I do like it.

Reply   |   Comment by Gman  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

Wow- everyone that responded to #20 is an idiot. Obviously #20 was joking or being sarcastic.

Reply   |   Comment by wowie  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

Well people. Today was truly a remarkable day in history, indeed.
It was 'the' most enjoyable of comment-runs in a very very long time.
I am serious here.
Thank you #20 (Shelz) for your (hopefully) unique sarcasm.
#49 (where's my head)... Brilliant, respectful, and humble comeback.
My respect goes out to you. You're touche', was admirable.

Everybody else who participated today with comments all deserve thankyou's from one another....so I will be the first (oooop-ps....didn't mean to use that ugly word at all, sorry) Let me just say.... Awesome run of comments people. I think And HOPE, we all learn as we go along.

Liking this site and those who "share" it more & more.....I see it growing.

Reply   |   Comment by BigKahuna  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

I love this site for the comments as much (or maybe more than) for the freebies.
No place is better for free loughs

Reply   |   Comment by Dr.Frigo  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

The proggy is ok. I myself perfer converting PPS to Flash. But on a scale of 1 to 10 I'll give it a heavy 5. Yes it is full version. As comment 54 says: use the activate.exe. Ok for some I guess. Keep up the good work GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Greg  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

I'm with #53 this program is junk! It installed fine and sounded very useful but it doesn't like to do what it is made to do. Out of several attempts to give this program a decent chance only one of them made a terrible quality video file. (my comp handles video editing fine in case you're wondering if that's the prob) At least 3 times it said it was all done and there was no file created (I double checked the output location setting plus searched my whole comp). I can't wait to get this program off of my computer it feels violated (I'm glad I set that restore point!).

Reply   |   Comment by Shawn  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

#57: LOL
---------------------------
this app is pretty useless!

Reply   |   Comment by jackson  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

I just downloaded this software and it appears that it is only a trial version and will last only for 3o days. any chance of getting the registration code?

Reply   |   Comment by krishnappu  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

yes #20 you do need a comp BUT first you have to grow a brain.. and no you dont need a comp to do that ;)

Reply   |   Comment by w/e  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

This product stinks!!! I mean who needs it!!

Reply   |   Comment by Wilson Lam  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

Thanks Advanced Specialist. I appreciate you taking the time to explain.

Reply   |   Comment by Sassy  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

#50
It is a full version software. You just have to activate it using the file "activate.exe". It you don't do that, yes, then it is a trialware. But click the "activate.exe" file and then it is a full version. A full version you don't have to pay anything for;)

Reply   |   Comment by Klaus Hundal  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

I thought this was going to be a good program, but after installing it and actually attempting to use it, I must say it sucks. I made a very small 14 slide, slide show and it couldnt even handle that. I tried it with every imaginable configuration of codecs without even one getting a bit better. I couldnt imagine this thing actually working with a slide show of a couple hundred slides or more, couldnt do it. Unfourtinatly I rate this program a dismal -10 out of. 10

Reply   |   Comment by Chizzmo  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

If I don't hhave Powerpoint on my computer, but might get it in the future, can I install this program - just in case? Or will it not let me?

Reply   |   Comment by zipzap  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

#24 VJ WROTE: "I’m really looking forward to testing this, however while installing, the following message box was displayed:
“The software you are installing for this hardware:
Sound, video and game controllers
has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP.
Continuing your installation of this software may impair or destabilize the correct operation of your system either immediately or in the future. Microsoft strongly recommends that you stop this installation now and contact the hardware vendor for software that has passed Windows Logo testing.
Do you want to continue installing the software for this hardware?”
I have not found anything on ByteScout’s website about this message.
Has anyone experienced any problems with today’s download related to the download of these extra controllers?
Thanks.
Comment by vj — February 9th, 2007 at 6:42 am

VJ, that message is coming up from the installation of a device driver, not the app. You see, when XP first came out years ago, most people had win 98, and all the software including hardware device drivers were for 98 and might crash on XP, so Microsoft created this program to certify whether the driver software was 100% compatible with XP. If it was not, then that message will come up, but it will also come up if it was just untested, or just had simply never been certified by Microsoft. Big companies usually went for it but smaller ones or freeware ones maybe never got around to it. The driver may be compatible, and work anyway. Probably more often than not. But you can create a SYSTEM RESTORE POINT, and then your posterior will be covered just in case.

So why is it installing a device driver? Well, this software needs codecs (compressor-decompressors) to convert the video. Such as MPEG or AVI (audio video interleave). The program even tells you that you may not have all the codecs installed yet, and it will request them at the time you need them. So this message probably came up not from the APP itself, but probably when it saw you needed a codec and tried to install it. Another possibility is that some programs have certain "Print to File" or "Print to Disk" features that act like a printer driver. That would also generate that msg.

So your answer is to SET a restore point, if you want to ignore the message and try it anyway. And also report the msg to the company shown in that error dialog box so that they can get their driver certified with XP.

Hope I was helpful to you.

Reply   |   Comment by The Advanced Specialist  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

This is a trial version and will only last for 30 days unless you fork over the $49 for the regular version. If you had read the AULA you know. That capability was also stated on GAOTD as well. It installed easily and nicely on my laptop. However, since it is only good for 30 days -- I was hoping someone had made a mistake -- I'm removing it.

At least, GOATD didn't try to pull the wool over anyone's eyes. Thanks GOATD. Looking forward to GAOTD providing some real software that is actually free and not a trial piece only good for a short time.

Reply   |   Comment by mardyke  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Removing now...

Not "IMPRESS"ed:(

Reply   |   Comment by where's my head  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

I use impress (openoffice), and you need to install microsoft powerpoint to use it. It dosnt work with oprenoffice :(

Reply   |   Comment by Klaus Hundal  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

i assume #20 was a joke

Reply   |   Comment by bolon  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

#24 and #37 That's a message you get from Microsoft telling you that they have not tested or rated this software for compatibility with windows. My teacher said software companies pay Microsoft to test and certify their programs. if that's the case, this company maybe hasn't. At any rate, I installed the program on two computers and didn't get the message. I'd do a restore point if you decide to install it on your system. I haven't had any problem with it.

Reply   |   Comment by Debbie  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

No. 20: "Will I need a computer to use this software?"

Ah - DUH! On what other kind of equipment do you use or run software?

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel Long  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

#21 yours caps lock is stuck

Reply   |   Comment by Frog  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

For those who think this program isn't worth it, you've never tried to convert a PPT into something that will play in a DVD player. There are times that it's very handy just to be able to put together a slideshow easily, pop it into a DVD player, and go. Messing around with timings and the like on different machines for automated shows is difficult at best.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Hey Jason, this app is useless unless you have powerpoint installed, which makes it totaly useless. I read you comment about it running as stand alone and installed it. If I had known it MUST HAVE powerpoint to run I would have never risked my system for such a file. You better examine this stuff further before barking a misled comment.....
Pops a window up says "please install powerpoint" just what I dont want to do, spend $$ for powerpoint so I can use this "freebee?"
Go back to posting screen savers, better software..

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Una visita diaria obligada a esta pagina. Hoy, con un programa muy bueno y eficiente. Gracias.....

Reply   |   Comment by Gabriel  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

El software que siempre quise tener. Este site es el mejor que hay...

Reply   |   Comment by Guillermo  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Where do you get the registration code???

Reply   |   Comment by pramydue  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

#20 That's the funniest thing I've seen in weeks.

Reply   |   Comment by Drew  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

I got the same message as #24. Any help or adviced would be gratly appreciated. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Sassy  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

I cant activate it it says : " Fatal Error : Key is Invalid"
Is there anyone can help ?

Reply   |   Comment by mertalp  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

ByteScout has some very nice software, but this one has very limited application. Too bad they didn't offer SWF Printer PRO. That's one I's go for in a heartbeat, & spread the word, too!!

~ Kat

Reply   |   Comment by Kat  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

Hello all again! Today's review of the day is up!

http://www.bladedthoth.com/news/2007/02/09/15mr-ppt-to-video-scout/

Thanks again all!

Reply   |   Comment by BladedThoth  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Has anyone tried this with Open Office's Impress?

Reply   |   Comment by Don M  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

#18, thanks. I don't have PPT so will not install it.

Reply   |   Comment by punch  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Booooo! Boooring!

Reply   |   Comment by noway  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

I just downloaded. I will try and give feedback.

Reply   |   Comment by Ramesh  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Maybe I can try to use it to design custom DVD menu (by converting PPT to MPEG2). It might work nicely with DVDStyler.

Reply   |   Comment by M.Y.  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Great for those of us who use Power Point... This is AWSM! Thx GOTD and devs.. SWEET!

Reply   |   Comment by 2-Sheds  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

This may come in handy to me at some point, so hopefully it'll work with files created in Impress (OpenOffice app.). Once I've tried it I'll be able to give an opinion on the program itself.

Reply   |   Comment by Sabre  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

thank you

Reply   |   Comment by a.r.shariff  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Great program,
convert to mpeg then burn to video cd, perfect way to copy protect your PPT.
Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Johnnie in ole Miss  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

I'm really looking forward to testing this, however while installing, the following message box was displayed:

"The software you are installing for this hardware:
Sound, video and game controllers
has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP.
Continuing your installation of this software may impair or destabilize the correct operation of your system either immediately or in the future. Microsoft strongly recommends that you stop this installation now and contact the hardware vendor for software that has passed Windows Logo testing.
Do you want to continue installing the software for this hardware?"

I have not found anything on ByteScout's website about this message.
Has anyone experienced any problems with today's download related to the download of these extra controllers?
Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by vj  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Uselful application for those who work with PPT. As usual thanks to GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by colocat  –  17 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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