Converting a PowerPoint presentation into DVD format will make it playable on your computer or home DVD player and is much easier for you to reproduce in discs. This task involves two processes: converting and burning. The idea is to convert the PowerPoint file first into a video format, then burn the video file to a DVD.
Two Ways to Convert Files:
You can convert PowerPoint files in two ways:
(2) Recording your screen into video format while the presentation is playing.
As soon as you are done converting files, you may go ahead and burn it into a blank DVD using a DVD authoring software.
Uploading to a free PowerPoint hosting site
The first method requires a free PowerPoint hosting site like AuthorStream. This site is very much like YouTube.com except that it requires PowerPoint files while YouTube.com requires video files for upload.
The site requires its users to login to their account in order to upload or download converted files. AuthorStream is a free website and signing up for an account is free, as well. After uploading a file to AuthorStream, the site’s tool automatically converts your PowerPoint files into video format. As soon as the process completes, you will be made to choose to download the file as a PowerPoint presentation or in video format
Make sure your PowerPoint presentation is configured to automatically play by either rehearsed timing or narrated so it can be converted into a video. If your presentation is set to play on click then it will not get converted into a video format. To set it to rehearse or narration, click on Slide Show in the top menu tool bar then select between Rehearse Timings or Record Narration, and save it as filename.ppt format.
Recording your screen while the presentation is playing
This second method requires a screen recording program like Camtasia which captures the entire presentation while playing and then save it as .avi video format. You’ll need to know how to use Camtasia program in order to perform this method. Make sure that the program is set to capture the entire screen. There are a lot of Camtasia tutorials available online if you still do not know how to use it.
After converting PowerPoint presentation files into your desired formats, you are now ready to burn them into a DVD using a DVD Authoring Software. You cannot just use ordinary burning tools for this; otherwise, the DVD will not play in your home DVD player.
If you are using Super DVD Creator authoring tool, click on How to create a custom DVD or if you have ConvertXtoDVD authoring tool click on How can I turn my downloaded movies into DVDs for a step-by-step guide on how to burn video file to a DVD using either of the two authoring software. After burning files, test the DVD you’ve created to see if it will successfully play in your home DVD player.