What is ASF?
ASF stands for Advanced Systems Format. It was developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows Media framework. ASF is most commonly used for streaming media purposes. The format doesn’t specify the way video or audio should be encoded. ASF specifies the structure of video or audio stream. Due to this encoded with different audio or video codecs the files will still have .asf extension (just like other container formats AVI or OGG).
Like ID3 tags for MP3 files ASF files can also contain objects representing metadata. For audio – artist, title, album and genre. For video – director. Files of ASF format support playback from digital media servers, HTTP servers, and local storage devices.
ASF files are viewable on a PC using QuickTime or RealPlayer. By converting PowerPoint to ASF video, you can view PPT stuff on your 3G cell phone without broadband connection.
How do you convert PowerPoint presentation to ASF?
You may be dazzled by a huge range of PowerPoint-to-ASF choices. To make it simple, here we are to introduce the most frequently used method of converting PowerPoint to ASF video.
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 ASF 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 ASF video
By default, the output style is set to ASF 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 ASF file. Set any tab of Timing, Music, Audio, Slide and Conversion as necessary.
Step 5 Start converting PowerPoint to ASF video
Click the Start button to start converting the presentation to ASF video. Leave the final task to PowerPoint to Video and get yourself a cup of coffee.
Once is converted, click Finish to view the ASF video in the specified folder.