What is WMV?
WMV is short for Windows Media Video. This video format was developed by Microsoft upon non-standard version of MPEG-4. But as WMV was standardized as an independent SMPTE standard and is considered to be a unique format now.
The video stream is often combined with an audio stream of Windows Media Audio. WMV deals with all types of video content. The advantage of the format it that it allows to compress large video files yet retaining considerably high quality. On-line radio stationss use this format to deliver continuous flow of data. WMV is similiar to ASF (Advanced Systems Format). In fact, WMV is often packed into ASF and the resulting file can be named .wmv or .asf. WMV can also be put in AVI container.
How do you convert PowerPoint presentation to WMV?
You may be dazzled by a huge range of PowerPoint-to-WMV choices. To make it simple, here we are to introduce two most frequently used methods of converting PowerPoint to WMV video.
Method 1 Using third-party PowerPoint to video conversion software
PowerPoint to Video Pro is a standalone software program that enables you to capture all the sounds and frames from your PowerPoint presentation and save to any video format like AVI, WMV, MPEG, flv, mp4, VOB, 3GP, 3G2, MOV or DV.
To save PPT to WMV video with the magic software, perform these 5 steps:
Step 1 Launch the software to add PowerPoint files
Once the Best PowerPoint to Video is installed on your computer, run it and click Add to import a PowerPoint file for conversion.
Step 2 Specify a directory for the output WMV video
By default, the output style is set to WMV at the first use of the software. Set an output folder for the video file to be generated.
Step 3 Make advanced settings in the Profile interface
Click the Settings button next to the Profile field to enter the Profile field. Make advanced settings for audio and video parameters there. Then click OK to save the current settings.
Step 4 Customize for the output video
Click Customize to make custom settings for the output WMV file. Set any tab of Timing, Music, Audio, Slide and Conversion as necessary.
Step 5 Start converting PowerPoint to WMV video
Click the Start button to start converting the presentation to WMV video. Leave the final task to PowerPoint to Video Converter Pro and get yourself a cup of coffee.
Once is converted, click Finish to view the WMV video in the specified folder. Play it with Windows Media Player for an effect test, shown as follows:
Method 2 Creating WMV video from PowerPoint with Screen Recorder
A screen recorder like SnagIt can also record your presentation playing on a PC screen. It grabs your slideshow at about 10 frames per second when no video clip is embedded in the PowerPoint presentation. But if a full motion video is there, you have to take a more powerful capture app like Camtasia ($299 per copy).
1. Screen recorders require a frequent reopening of a PowerPoint presentation as they are deficient to process a pile of slides at once.
2. Adding music or narration for the output WMV slideshow is not allowed in a screen recorder as in PowerPoint to WMV Converter.
3. The lack of stability in screen recording may also cause a loss of animations, transitions or sound tracks in the output.
By comparison, it’s obvious that PowerPoint to Video Converter is superior – quick and capable of cloning every shine effect from the source PowerPoint presentation to the targeted WMV video.