How to Control Slide Speed When Making a PowerPoint into Movie

When I was on Yahoo Answer this morning I came across this question. One person has a PowerPoint to show at school and he has to convert PowerPoint to movie. On one slide he inserted a video. The problem is that it will pause for 10 seconds before and after the video playback. So how to control slide speed when making a PowerPoint into movie? So that the video will play automatically and jump to next slide immediately after it is finished.

In this guide we will tell two methods to control the slide speed. We use PowerPoint 2010 and the inserted video is MP4 video.

Method 1: Set Slide Transitions

Create a PowerPoint 2010 presentation with text and pictures. Then click “Insert” tab on the ribbon and choose “Video from file” in the “Media” group. Select the MP4 video and insert to the slide.

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Note: Only after you have installed QuickTime Player can you insert MP4 video into PowerPoint 2010.

Select the video you inserted, the “Video Tool” will appear on the Ribbon, which contains two parts: “Format” and “Playback”.

Under the “Format” tab, you can edit the color, frame, size, shape and effects, etc. of the video, which has nothing to do with our topic.

So select “Playback” tab, in the “Video Options” group, remember to set the video “Start: Automatically”. Otherwise, you need to click to start playing the video. The worse is that the video won’t play at all when converting to movie if you don’t set it “Automatically”.

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Now, click “Transitions” tab on the Ribbon, set the “Advance Slide” timings as “After:00:00.00” that is to say, jump to next slide at once after the video playing is finished.

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Method 2: Rehearse Timings

Another way to control the slide speed is to preview the whole PowerPoint presentation and rehearse the timings for each slide. Click “Slide Show” tab on the Ribbon, choose “Rehearse Timings” in the “Set Up” group to tools.

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Then you will enter the “PowerPoint Show” mode, with a timing setting dialog box on the top left. You need to pretend you are doing the PowerPoint presentation now and click “Right Arrow” to save the timing for the slide and jump to next slide. Pause and reset the timing anytime as you need.

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This “Rehearse Timings” function is great, but it will make you headache if there is too many slides in the PowerPoint, for you need to set a certain amount of timing for each slide!

Saving PowerPoint into Movie

Finally, convert your PowerPoint as movie. In PowerPoint 2010, you can click “Save As” and choose “Windows Media Video” as output format. But you have only 3 video sizes: 960 x 720, 640 x 480, and 320 x 240. Choose one video size first: click “File”, “Save & Send” on the left, and choose “Create a Video”, on the right side, click “Computer & HD Displays” and you will see the 3 video sizes PowerPoint 2010 offered.

Save PowerPoint as WMV

To save PowerPoint as movie at any video format and size, Moyea PPT to Video Converter will be your best choice.

PowerPoint to Movie Converter

It enables you convert PPT, PPS, PPTX, PPSX, etc. to MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, MOV, MKV, etc. while keep all the original PowerPoint effects like animations, transitions, music and video clips intact. Besides, you can edit the output video parameters like Video Codec, Quality, Video Size, Bit Rate, Frame Rate, etc. as you want.

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  3. How to Auto Advance Slides in PowerPoint 2010
  4. How to Adjust Slide Transitions in PowerPoint 2007
  5. How to Burn PowerPoint to DVD with Free Windows Movie Maker

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