What is MPEG?
MPEG (pronounced EHM-pehg), the Moving Picture Experts Group, develops standards for digital video and digital audio compression. It operates under the auspices of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The MPEG standards are an evolving series, each designed for a different purpose.
To use MPEG video files, you need a personal computer with sufficient processor speed, internal memory, and hard disk space to handle and play the typically large MPEG file (which has a file name suffix of .mpg). You also need an MPEG viewer or client software that plays MPEG files. (Note that .mp3 file suffixes indicate MP3 (MPEG-1 audio layer-3) files, not MPEG-3 standard files.) You can download shareware or commercial MPEG players from a number of sites on the Web.
How do you convert PowerPoint presentation to MPEG?
You may be dazzled by a huge range of PowerPoint-to-MPEG choices. To make it simple, here we are to introduce two most frequently used methods of converting PowerPoint to MPEG 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 MPEG 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 MPEG video
By default, the output style is set to MPEG 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 MPEG file. Set any tab of Timing, Music, Audio, Slide and Conversion as necessary.
Step 5 Start converting PowerPoint to MPEG video
Click the Start button to start converting the presentation to MPEG 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 MPEG video in the specified folder. Play it with Windows Media Player for an effect test, shown as follows:
Method 2 Creating MPEG 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 MPEG slideshow is not allowed in a screen recorder as in PowerPoint to MPEG 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 MPEG video.