How to preserve attached media in your video presentation

iSpring’s video presentation software turns your PowerPoint slideshow into a video presentation, ready for uploading to YouTube. Your original PowerPoint presentation may contain media resources (including iSpring-added narrations) and most of them will be preserved in the output video. However, the fact that you are converting your interactive PowerPoint to a linear video format involves some limitations.

The output video presentation won’t have a sidebar like a Web presentation in HTML5 / Flash format. Therefore, the iSpring video narration that appears beside your PowerPoint slides will not be present in the output video.
Chart on supported media

Let’s see what media will be preserved after turning your PowerPoint slideshow to a video, and what won’t be included without performing some additional steps.


  • PowerPoint-added audio (INSERT tab, PLAYBACK tab -> Start: Automatically)

    PowerPoint INSERT Media PowerPoint PLAYBACK Audio Options

  • PowerPoint-added video (same settings as previous)

  • iSpring-recorded audio narration (iSpring tab -> Manage Narration)
    iSpring Manage Narration audio track

Not preserved:

  • iSpring-recorded video narration (Manage Narration tool)
    iSpring Manage Narration video track

The latest iSpring 8 preserves voice-overs from iSpring-recorded video narrations after conversion to a video format. A converted video will not have the presentation player, but the sound taken from the video narration will play along with the presentation, while remaining synchronized with the slides like it was set in the Narration Editor.

To test it, download a free trial version of iSpring Suite 8

How to add a presenter video to your video presentation

If you have recorded video of yourself in iSpring Manage Narration and want it to appear in your iSpring video presentation, re-insert the video in PowerPoint so as to overlap some area in the corner of your slide. (Ideally, you’ll want to make a little extra room on the slide so the inserted video doesn’t cover up any important features.) Follow these steps:

  1. 1

    Create a reserve copy of your presentation project by clicking Export on the iSpring toolbar, then click Export again in the window that appears.
    Export button

  2. 2

    Create a folder name and choose a location on your HDD to save a copy of your original project. Then click Export.
    iSpring project Export to Folder window

  3. 3

    Open the copied presentation.

  4. 4

    Open the resources folder that is located near your copied PowerPoint file and then open the video folder.

  5. 5

    Insert these videos (PowerPoint INSERT -> Video or just drag and drop) onto slides in accordance with their order in the Manage Narration editor. Usually it’s the same order; however, sometimes this step requires a closer look.
    Video narration in the corner of PowerPoint slide

  6. 6

    Make sure you have set all videos to start automatically. Click on the video, go to the PLAYBACK tab, and select Start: Automatically.
    PowerPoint PLAYBACK Video Options, Start: Automatically

    Note: if you have one presenter video that plays across several slides, set it to stop after 99 slides.

  7. 7

    Because it’s a copy of your original presentation, after you’ve embedded these videos right on the PowerPoint slides, you can detach them from your Manage Narration tool. Click Manage Narration on the iSpring toolbar, select all the videos in the Video track on the bottom of the screen, and press Delete on your keyboard.

  8. 8

    Open the Publish window, switch to Video, adjust settings if needed, and then click Publish.

That’s it! Using this approach you can preserve all media of your iSpring presentation.