How To Convert PowerPoint To Video For FREE?

Learn how to convert PowerPoint slides to videos from this tutorial. It’s completely free to convert a PowerPoint slides to MP4, AVI, MKV or WebM in full HD quality.

PowerPoint is one of the most powerful presentation software you can use to show you customers about your company, your products or services. It’s always great to be good at creating PowerPoint presentations. Honestly, I am not the one who can create beautiful PowerPoint slides because I often outsource a professional to help me with my company profile and product demos. It’s better to ask a professional to do the job instead of ourselves, right?

When you get a beautiful presentation from your partner, you may want to convert it to video in MP4 or AVI to upload it to YouTube or Facebook. That’s what I come in today. This tutorial can help you convert your slides into MP4, AVI, WebM, MKV in just a few minutes with a free presentation software like ActivePresenter.

How to convert PowerPoint Slides to Video for Free?

Step 1: Download and install ActivePresenter

As a stand-alone presentation software, you’ll need to download and install ActivePresenter on your computer. It takes about 5 minutes if you have a good internet connection.

Download it free here

If you want to understand more about this program, take a look at our full review here!

So you have the program on your desktop, let open the program. You can choose Import PowerPoint directly on the interface or create a blank project and go to Annotation-> Import PowerPoint from the toolbar.

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Step 2: Edit, add background music to your slides

Now you have your slides ready to edit in ActivePresenter’s editor. You can customize your slide by add New Slide, Images, intro videos, background music and so on. There are many free features in ActivePresenter you can use to turn your slides into a more stunning video in its slide editor. Here is the screenshot of the editor.

ActivePresenter Slide Editor
ActivePresenter Slide Editor

Step 3: Export your slide into MP4, AVI, MKV or WebM

When you are done, go to Export -> Video to start converting your slides to video in various formats. ActivePresenter lets you create MP4, AVI, MKV, WebM for free. If you wish to export your presentation into HTML5 or other formats for elearning, it will leave a watermark on your project. To remove the watermark, you need to purchase a paid license. Remember these tips:

  • Choose video quality at 70 – 80 to get a small video size.
  • Specify target location before you click OK.
  • Choose video format at the left corner on the export tab.
Export slides to video
Export Slide Tab

So you know how to convert your PowerPoint to video now. Is it simple? If you have any question about this software, don’t hesitate to ask. Our comment box is open for discussion.

To work with slides in ActivePresenter, take a look at this useful tutorial from Atomi.

Bottom line

ActivePresenter is one of the most powerful elearning authoring tools for educators, trainers to use for creating screencast, tutorials and learning courses. It has more useful features than converting PowerPoint to video such as recording video, adding annotations, creating quizzes and more. Spend some minutes watching this intro video to understand more about this software.

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Good luck!

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