Sound and Narration?


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mitaka27

I have been requested to revamp a PowerPoint 2003 presentation that
has some 110 odd slides. The first presentation was done some 5 years
ago and at the time we had to play the background music externally and
use a mic for the narration. I now have PowerPoint 2007 and have
figured out how to embed the .wav file so that we have music
throughout.- I am wondering whether there is any way to also include
the narration. I.e. having both the background music and narration on
the same CD/DVD?

Is this asking too much of PowerPoint 2007? Should I be looking at
some other way of conveying the same thing - the 65 year history of a
relgious community. I have had a quick play with Microsoft's Movie
and DVD Maker but I dont think that it is as good as PowerPoint in
this case. Furthermore, can somebody please suggest a good quality
PowerPoint to CD/DVD program please. We dont mind paying for it.
Unfortunately, I have just tried PPT2DVD and wasnt too impressed.

Thanking you
Mitaka
 
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joel

I have been requested to revamp a PowerPoint 2003 presentation that
has some 110 odd slides. The first presentation was done some 5 years
ago and at the time we had to play the background music externally and
use a mic for the narration. I now have PowerPoint 2007 and have
figured out how to embed the .wav file so that we have music
throughout.- I am wondering whether there is any way to also include
the narration.  I.e. having both the background music and narration on
the same CD/DVD?

Is this asking too much of PowerPoint 2007?  Should I be looking at
some other way of conveying the same thing - the 65 year history of a
relgious community.  I have had a quick play with Microsoft's Movie
and DVD Maker but I dont think that it is as good as PowerPoint in
this case.  Furthermore, can somebody please suggest a good quality
PowerPoint to CD/DVD program please.  We dont mind paying for it.
Unfortunately, I have just tried PPT2DVD and wasnt too impressed.

Thanking you
Mitaka

Mitaka,

Our product, Record-Over, will let you add the narration to your
PowerPoint slides and even to each item on a slide and still retain
the background music effect. If you don't want to record, the product
Speech-Over does it for you with text-to-speech technology. See these
products on www.speechover.com.

Regards

Joel Harband
Tuval Software Industries
www.speechover.com
 
M

mitaka27

Well, you could use 'wondershare ppt2flash'
(http://www.sameshow.com/powerpoint-to-flash-pro.html). First you have
already embeded the music throughout the powerpoint, then this software
has this feature of "record narration", you could use it to record your
narration, then your presentation would contain both the background
music and the narration.

You can also use this wondershare ppt2flash to convert your powerpoint
to CD. Actually it converts your powerpoint to exe. then you could save
the exe. onto CD. This exe. file can be played on any computer with or
without MS powerpoint installed.

Hope this helps you, you may have a trail.

Thank you Expertalan for that advice. Unfortunately for some reason I
have had all kinds of problems using ppt2flash Standard. It wont
accept the Japanese text on the two first slides. I have tried
everthing possible and will try again today. The rest of the Japanese
text on the remaining slides work just fine. I wil perserve.

Thank you for your advice and sorry that it has taken me this long to
get back to you.

Mitaka
 
M

mitaka27

Mitaka,

Our product, Record-Over, will let you add the narration to your
PowerPoint slides and even to each item on a slide and still retain
the background music effect. If you don't want to record, the product
Speech-Over does it for you with text-to-speech technology. See these
products onwww.speechover.com.

Regards

Joel Harband
Tuval Software Industrieswww.speechover.com

Thank you Joel. I will give your product a try as well. The only
problem I can see is that the presentation is in Japanese.

Mitka
 
M

mitaka27

Hi,Mitaka. I'm now using PPT2Flash STD to convert some slideshow
containing Japanese text and everything is fine. Would you mind sending
me your powerpoint file and I will try to convert it for you to see if
there's any problem? My mailbox is (e-mail address removed)  Feel free to
contact:)

Thank you indeed for your offer of help. I redid the first two pages
of the presentation (I can only assume that the narration from
PowerPoint 2003 was the offender) and I can create both a flash and
video output without the "bakkemoji" as we call it. I still have to
tackle the narration. One of the sisters will try to record with me
either this afternoon or tomorrow using both Wondershare's two or
three products and Speech-Over. I would certainly like you to take a
look at the file but it is currently 46mbs and I still have some more
slides (photos) to add.
I am still not sure, however, which of Wondershare's products I
should be buying - that is if it will allow us to add the narration as
I hope it will. The presentation is to be shown to a rather large
audience - with or without a projector. The congregation has a
projector but I personally would like to be able to make a semi-stand
alone video as well. Buying a "good and reliable" product that will
do the job is no problem. Could either you or somebody else please
advise me as to which way I should be going?

Thanking you
Mitaka
 
M

mitaka27

Himitaka. Sorry to keep you waiting for so long. I'm away from home
these days. I wonder if you have already made your decision about which
software to buy. I personally still think that PPT2Flash pro would be
better. There's once some very excellet samples made by the clients such
as this   'Cultural Adjustment' (http://tinyurl.com/pj9dm8)
The audio and video combined perfectly. I guess all you need is a
little skill.

And you can even put video synchronized with your presentation. Just
like this sample 'Facultatea de Teologie Romano-Catolică |
Prezentare multimedia' (http://fcunibuc.ro/prezentare/index.html)

And if you like, you could save the whole presetation onto CDs to hand
out to your audiences.

Of course you may have already made your choice. If so, let me know. I
would like to know how your presentation goes :)

Best wishes!

Many thanks for your reply. No I haven’t decided as yet which
software to use. I have been busy getting the photos and story
together. Hm! At the moment I have a whopping 82mbs. I wonder is
there a limit to the size which a presentation should be. The
narration runs for about 30mins. I have tried (and I have to admit,
not yet seriously) PPT2Flash pro. I didn’t have much luck but then as
you said "all you need is a little skill." I should have the entire
content ready to proceed with the narration part in the next day or
so. I don’t know why but for some reason "PPT2Flash pro" doesn’t show
up on one of my PC's where I have installed it. When I open Powerpoint
options under “addins” it shows that it is as an “invalid
application”. Any suggestions as to why that should be? I have
looked at the two links and am impressed so I will press on.

Many thanks once again. I will keep you up to date as to how the
presentation goes. I defiantly want to create a CD, not only for
those watching, but for the promotion of the religious community to
which I belong.

Mitaka
 
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mitaka27

HiMitaka. It's great that you did so much for your religious community.
For the invalid problem, I guess you need to restall this software.
Sometimes powerpoint would become not so compatible with addin tools.
Your powerpoint presentation is really a huge file :laugh Actually
'PPT2Flash' (www.sameshow.com) STD could reduce the file size. However
it can't do a very good job with adding narration. I guess you need to
include all these in your consideration. Keep on going and Good Luck!

Thank you Expertalan,
I got in touch with the Wondershare Support Team and managed to sort
out the background music problem. However, now I can't insert
narration. I read where you said: "However it can't do a very good
job with adding narration". Does this mean that PPT2Flash pro doesnt
handle both background music and narration? If so, then how does
everybody manage to incorporate both into a presentation?

Once again, thank you for your kind consideration.

Mitaka
 

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