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PowerPoint: Exporting an Audio Voice-over Presentation to a Video File

PowerPoint: Exporting an Audio Voice-over Presentation to a Video File

Created by the Rowan University Libraries Digital Scholarship Center, this video tutorial introduces users to exporting an audio, voice-over presentation using PowerPoint. Instructors can use this technique to save course lectures as a video file, which can them be uploaded to a learning management systems such as Canvas, Blackboard, or MOODLE. Students can also use this technique to share video course presentations. This tutorial also includes a demo on how to compress videos using the free VLC media player.

 

Effective Educational Videos
https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/effective-educational-videos/

 

VLC Media Player
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

 

Closed captions available through the video's  button. The transcript appears below.

 

Transcription:

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hello and welcome to our tutorial on how

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to export your powerpoint presentations

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with an audio voiceover to a video file

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my name is mike benson

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in this tutorial we will learn to export

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an audio

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voiceover powerpoint presentation to a

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video file

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we will also learn to use a free

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application

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called the vlc media player to further

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compress these files

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making them smaller and easier to access

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video files of your powerpoint

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presentations or lectures

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are easy to create and they can be

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quickly

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shared using a learning management

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system such as canvas

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or even through google drive

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if you need to know more about recording

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your powerpoint presentations

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check out our tutorial recording an

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audio voiceover lecture

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using powerpoint we have added a link to

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this video

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below in this tutorial

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we will again use dr fred adelson's

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powerpoint

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from his art criticism course

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[Music]

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when creating powerpoint presentations

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that will be shared as a video file

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it is important to be aware of the

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length of your presentation

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[Music]

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the longer the presentation the larger

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the video file

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the larger the video file the longer it

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will take

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students to access the video online

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this is especially critical for students

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who have slower internet service

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or an older computer i recommend

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breaking up your presentation

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into shorter chunks no longer than about

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15 minutes

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of course shorter is better somewhere

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around seven to eight minutes

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is a good target this will also help

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students

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learn and remember the information

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to export a presentation that includes

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an audio voiceover

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go to the file menu and select export

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from here select the file format

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drop-down menu

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and select mp4

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in theory you could also use the mov

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option

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but this format creates a larger file

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[Music]

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for the quality option most courses can

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select

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internet quality if reading smaller text

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and seeing fine detail is important i

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recommend

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using presentation quality if you have

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slides that do not include

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an audio voiceover adjust the time your

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students will need for these slides

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once ready press the export button which

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will prompt you

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to name and save the file

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saving may take a few minutes you can

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monitor

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the progress here

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[Music]

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once the file is saved open the vlc

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application if you don't have the

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software

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do a search for vlc media player

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and download and install the software

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once the vlc application is open go to

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the file menu

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and select convert stream

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use the open media button to select your

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video file

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i recommend using these settings

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then select a destination to save your

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file

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be sure to enter a new file name so that

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you don't save over the original

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then press save the software will then

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start

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process and after a few minutes it will

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save

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[Music]

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the vlc software did a great job

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compressing or video file

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it went from 457mb

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down to 55 megabytes which is much more

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manageable

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[Music]

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as you can see the quality is excellent

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the big question here is but is it

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art again we're looking at now on the

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left

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bottle rack on the right bicycle wheel

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in the next tutorial we will learn how

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to insert video lecture files into

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canvas

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or another lms without using the lms's

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network storage

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i hope to see you there