³Buring² these may be the problem. Id try burning them. ; )

We¹ve done this process below at BBA with quite a bit of success.

Setup timings in PowerPoint to play slides automatically. Done a few where I
forgot a few clicks and there. Just takes some time.

Export as a QuickTime video: 720 x 480 is standard tv res. Important to toss
the res up that high. In the slides move text away from the corners because
of that nasty tv border thing.

Open iDVD (mac). Import the Qtime vid, or select file whatever. Tune up as
you see fit and burn to DVD format. Choose your standard (4:3, or 16:9
widescreen) and then burn away.

If you¹re making lots of them, once the master is made, check into one of
those cd/dvd replicators from Lacie. Works very well. 1 Master bay and six
burners. 6 copies from a loaded dvd in about 6-8 minutes. Very cool.


From: Lucie deLaBruere <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 12:01:28 -0500
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Buring PowerPoints in DVD format

This is exactly what we are running into... "stuff to take home for Mom and
Dad to watch" - 
I actually downloaded a presentersoft trial last year, and actually it was
the best one I found for because it  "Preserve animations, graphics,
transitions, audios and narrations from the original PowerPoint
Presentations"   Others we tried lost the animations and other techniques t
hat some of our teachers have "spent time" learning how to use.  Like you
said Mike, it was  not the most userfriendly interface, but we were able to
produce some 'somewhat satisfactory" output until one of our teachers
brought in a quite long and complex PowerPoint.  I think if we had tried it
on a more powerful computer with more memory, we might have had better luck.
It seems to work by recording the video display, so there might be a lot of
variables that impact the results.  We ended up with AVI results that
started 'great' but ended up with blackoutput in the middle.  Again I'm
suspecting harddrive speed, memory, and video display settings are all part
of the equation.  So we're still learning through "time intensive" trial and
error methods what might work and what might not.  So I really appreciate
the the experience that has been shared so far about this topic.  We can
learn so much from each other and save valuable time when we do.

On 12/13/06, Darth Vader <[log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> > wrote:
> I usually try to avoid 3rd party apps, but unfortunatly the options are
> limited when it comes to this sort of thing.  Movie Maker has the same
> problem, you can't simply take the movie and stick it on a DVD and send it
> home for Mom and Dad to watch on TV.
> Take a peak at the following for the PowerPoint issue:
> Please let us know if you try them or have tried them, I bet we'd use them
> too.
> We have a user here that wants to burn UnitedStreaming videos to DVD as well
> (I checked with UnitedStreaming and this is fine as long as we maintain a
> subscription and never ever convert the digital file to analog formats).  I
> found a tool that's cheap and pretty user proof for converting most video
> files to DVD format.  I've used it and it's simple, if a bit limited on how
> creative you can get, .   I tried the software out
> just because the name was so screwy, but I actually liked the simplicity of
> it.  It will also convert those pesky Movie Maker files to DVD as well.  The
> only thing it lacks is a menu builder.  Ahead Nero has a nice suite of tools
> to work around this sort of thing as well, but I wouldn't call it user proof.
> Mike
> From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> On Behalf Of Lucie deLaBruere
> Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 3:19 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Buring PowerPoints in DVD format
> Is anyone out there using any products to burn PowerPoints to a DVD format.
> We tried a screen capture format with mixed results.
> There are many products that claim they can do this with a variety of prices.
> Looking for advice.
> Lucie deLaBruere
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