Save a presentation as a video

Applies to: PowerPoint for Office 365, PowerPoint 2019, PowerPoint 2016.

Once you finish creating your presentation in PowerPoint, you can save it as a video to share with others.

  1. Click File > Export > Create a video.
  1. Pick a resolution for the video:
  • Ultra HD (4K): Largest file size and ultra-high quality (3840 x 2160). (Only available in newer versions of PowerPoint.)
  • Full HD (1080p): Large file size and full high quality (1920 x 1080).
  • HD (720p): Medium file size and moderate quality (1280 x 720).
  • Standard (480p): Smallest file size and lowest quality (852 x 480).
  1. Decide if you want to:
  • Use Recorded Timings and Narrations
  • Don’t Use Recorded Timings and Narrations
  1. In the Seconds spent on each slide box, choose the base time you want to spend on each slide.
  1. Click Create Video.
  1. Confirm a file name and then browse to the location you want to save your video.
  1. In the Save As type box, pick if you want to save the video as a MPEG-4 Video or Windows Media Video.

Tip: The MPEG-4 Video format is recommended for the best compatibility with video players. For more info on media formats, see Video and audio file formats supported in PowerPoint.

  1. Press Save.
  1. It will take some time to materialise the video. Check the progress bar at the bottom of the window to see when it’s done.

To turn your presentation into a DVD, see Burn your presentation to a DVD.

See Also

Turn your presentation into a video

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