How to Convert PowerPoint to MP4 Video on Windows & macOS

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Guide on Converting a PowerPoint Presentation into a Video on Windows and macOS

We all get used to sharing videos via messengers and platforms like YouTube. But what if you want to share your presentation? The solution is easy – just convert your slides into a video. Converting PPTs to MP4 videos isn’t rocket science, and in this article, you’ll learn how to do this in PowerPoint itself – whether you’re a Windows or a macOS user.

Why Convert PPT to MP4 Videos? 

There are three main reasons you might need to convert PPT slides to MP4 videos:

  • You’d like to share your files on social media, blogs, or video sharing sites.
  • You’re interested in protecting your presentation from modification and repackaging by someone else.
  • You want a wide array of video supporting devices like Smart TVs, tablets, and smartphones to display your slides flawlessly. 

It’s possible to turn your slides into MP4 format right in PowerPoint if your version is 2010 or later, if preserving all effects is not hugely important. Otherwise, you should use third-party video converters.

Let’s see what you can do with the default version of PowerPoint. 

How to Convert PowerPoint Slides to MP4 Video in Windows

1. Open the PowerPoint presentation you’d like to convert. If it’s already open, make sure all your recent changes have been saved by selecting File and then clicking Save.

2. Select File and then click on the Export button if you use PowerPoint 2013 and above, or Save & Send if you use PowerPoint 2010.

Exporting PPT as video

3. Click on Create a Video.

Create Video in PowerPoint

4. Select the quality of your video. Keep in mind that the higher quality of screen resolution you choose, the larger your file size will be. If your data storage is limited, you might want to choose low quality.

Select the quality of a video in PPT

5. If you have timings and narrations and want to have them in your video presentation, click on Use Recorded Timings and Narrations. You can also record narrations at this point by selecting Record Timings and Narrations.

Timings and Narrations in PowerPoint

6. Now, set the amount of time you want each of your slides to display.

Set Time in Powerpoint

7. Check all settings to make sure everything’s been set up correctly. Once you’ve done that, select Create Video.

Create a Video in PowerPoint

8. Select a location to save your video presentation and the video format. PowerPoint offers two format options: MPEG-4 Video (MP4) and Windows Media Video (WMV). If you need a different format, use another video converter software.

Save PPT Video Presentation

That’s it! Just wait for the conversion process to finish, and your video presentation will be ready.

How to Convert PowerPoint Slides to MP4 Video in macOS

  1. Open the PowerPoint presentation you’d like to convert. If it’s already open, make sure all your recent changes have been saved by selecting File and then clicking Save.

2. Select File and then click the Export button.

Export PPT as Video on Mac

3. Select your video format in the File Format drop-down menu. PowerPoint offers two format options: MPEG-4 Video (MP4) and MOV. If you need a different format, use another video converter software.

Select Video Format in PowerPoint on Mac

4. Select the quality of your video in the Quality menu. Keep in mind that the higher the quality of screen resolution you choose, the larger the file size will be. If your data storage is limited, you might want to choose low quality.

Select the Quality of Video in PowerPoint on Mac

5. If you have timings and narrations and want to have them in your video presentation, click on Use Recorded Timings and Narrations.

Use Recorded Timings and Narrations in PowerPoint on Mac

6. Now, set the amount of time you want each of your slides to display. You can increase or decrease the time using arrows next to Seconds spent on each slide without a set timing.

Set Timing in PowerPoint on Mac

7. Check all settings to make sure everything’s been set up correctly. Once you’ve done that, select Export.

Export PPT Video Presentation on Mac

That’s it! Just wait for the conversion process to finish, and your video presentation will be ready.

Converter PowerPoint to MP4 with Sound and Effects

It’s great to have the conversion feature included in PowerPoint itself, but we’ve found that the timings of slide transitions in a video that was converted this way may be off. If you want your PPT effects to remain unchanged in a video presentation, download a free iSpring Converter Pro trial, convert your slides to video in a few clicks, and get a high-quality MP4 presentation that displays all original effects and animations, and keeps timings intact.

Good luck!

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