Other programs convert movies to mp4 such as 3GP Converter, or you can use a site like Zamzar.com.
Snapkast is a one stop option similar to ToolFactory for podcasting.
Tips for converting PowerPoint files to movies:
- Set font as large as possible
- Use white space between bulleted text
- 3 bullets per slide
- Make graphics as large a possible
- Keep slides uncluttered
- Use Web friendly colors
- Compress picture objects to reduce size, delete cropped objects
- Use empty square bullets on the lists so presenter can check off items
- Embed atypical fonts in PowerPoint
- No movies,sounds, or animations
She then demonstrated using SnapKast, using 4 steps to create the vodcast:
- Format-ipod is 320x240. ipod touch is 480x320
It will place a "Snapkast commercial" on the front end of your movie.
Cost: $55.99 for educators.