Put PowerPoint Presentations on YouTube with PPT to YouTube (Windows)

Last Updated Nov 16, 2007 12:00 PM EST

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There are plenty of ways to share your PowerPoint presentations online. You can upload them to a site like Docstoc or SlideShare, or you can use a program like PPT to YouTube to put them on -- you guessed it -- YouTube. The software will convert presentations to either MP4 or WMV format (both of which are YouTube-compatible) while retaining their animations, transitions, sounds, embedded movies, and so on. Plus, it optimizes the resolution, audio, and frame rate to match YouTube's recommended video specs.

PPT to YouTube also supports batch conversions, meaning it can process up to 8 PowerPoint files at a time. I'm not sure that's enough to justify the software's $29.95 price tag, especially when you can use either of the aforementioned services to host and share your presentations free of charge. But if you absolutely positively want them on YouTube, this looks like an easy way to get them there. There's a 30-day trial so you can take the tool for a spin.

Of course, if you want to go the other way and embed YouTube videos in your presentations, this post shows you how.
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