Recently one of my friend who read our blog on daily basis asked us the simple question, how can he upload powerpoint ppt on youtube – some days back he tried uploading a microsoft powerpoint presentation on youtube and faced the following error screen as shown in the image below. Not only this some people asked us how can they convert the entire PPT into a video using some free software and make a DVD or VCD of that which they want to use to present that presentation.
As you may know that powerpoint presentation file is of extension .ppt or in new office 2007 or 2010 it is .pptx and both of these formats are unrecognized by youtube when you upload then. The supported file types for youtube are mentioned on this page.
After some searching we got to know some methods that could help you to upload powerpoint ppt presentation to youtube. You can either read this guide by amit aggarwal here on how to record the powerpoint presentation and convert them as video and then finally upload on youtube, although you can do the same by using free PPT to video converters like Xilisoft PowerPoint to Video Converter [free version ] and others converters which are free to use for some days, you can see them all here or try this free web service called wonderslide to do the same. It lets you convert file with extensions .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .ppsx to .avi, .flv, .wmv
Converting PPT To Video With Microsoft Office
The most easiest and free way which does not require any of the above tools, but for that you should either have PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 as you can save a powerpoint presentation as windows media video file which is directly accepted on youtube when you upload the same. Follow the procedure to know more.
Frist open the PPT file in MS powerpoint and then go for the option save as WMV [Windows Media Video ] file as shown in the image below.
It will save the file as video file which you can now upload on youtube without any conversion required, as for example we upload the ppt video file on youtube and every slide on the video shows for 5 seconds so you have the same presentation feel when you present using youtube video as shown in image below.
Another method for uploading the powerpoint ppt to youtube can be done with the windows default movie editing program called windows movie maker, we recommend you to download the latest version of this software – watch the video below for more information on how to use it to convert a ppt to video.