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How to display your PowerPoint Files in Easy Multi Display?

You want to know how to display your powerPoint files in Easy Multi Display? So you're in the right place!

You can use the Software mode for Powerpoint but generally we advise our clients to prefer a video export of their Powerpoint slideshow when possible. 

Why?

-The powerpoint player is proprietary and allows very little interaction, for example you can't open 2 powerpoints at the same time or it is impossible to give it parameters like x y height width on the fly it is fullscreen or fullscreen...

-You need an office license on the pc player too...
 
With your presentations converted to video you can display from 1 to 24 presentations on your screens in EMD, if your video is in a zone you can click on it and it will be displayed in full screen, click again and it will be relocated in its zone and you can also pause your presentation.

Why convert your presentation to video?

If you want to offer a high fidelity version of your presentation to your colleagues or clients (as an email attachment, via a web publication or on a CD or DVD), you can record and play it back as a video.
You can save your presentation as an MPEG-4 (.MP4) or .wmv video file. Both formats are widely supported and can be used for webcasting.

Here are some tips to remember when recording your presentation as a video

You can record and time voice narration and laser pointer movements in your video, you also can control the size of the media file and the quality of your video and you can include animations and transitions in your movie.
Your audience can watch the presentation without having to install PowerPoint on their computer.

If your presentation contains an embedded video, the video will play correctly without you having to check it.
Depending on the content of your presentation, creating a video may take some time. Longer presentations and presentations with animations, transitions and multimedia content will take longer to create. Fortunately, you can continue to use PowerPoint while the video is being created.

How to convert your PowerPoint file to video

In this paragraph, we are going to explain to you how to convert your PowerPoint file to video.

The process

From the File menu, select Save to ensure that your recent work is saved in PowerPoint presentation format (.pptx).

Click File > Export > Create Video. Or, on the Record tab of the Ribbon, click Export to Video).

In the first drop-down box under the Create Video heading, select the desired video quality, which is the resolution of the finished video. (You may want to test the different options available to determine which one is right for your needs).

The different options

Option

Resolution

For viewing on

Ultra HD (4 Ko)*

3840 x 2160, highest file size

Large monitors

Full HD (1080p)

1920 x 1080, largest file size

Computer and HD displays

HD (720p)

1 280 x 720,medium file size

Internet and DVD

Standard (480p)

852 x 480, lowest file size

portable devices

* The Ultra HD (4k) option is only available if you are using Windows 10.

The second drop-down box under the Create Video heading indicates whether your presentation includes narration and timings. (You can enable/disable this setting if you wish).

If you have not recorded timed narration, the default is Do not use recorded timing and narration.

By default, the time spent on each slide is 5 seconds. You can change this timing in the Seconds to spend on each slide area. To the right of the box, click the up arrow to increase the time or the down arrow to decrease the time.

If you have recorded a timed narration, the default value is Use recorded timing and narration.

Click Create Video

In the File name box, enter a file name for the video, browse to the folder where you want to save the file, and click Save.

In the Type box, select MPEG-4 Video or Windows Media Video.

You can follow the progress of the video creation in the status bar at the bottom of your screen. The video creation process can take several hours depending on the length of the video and the complexity of the presentation.

The configuration is finished!

Tip: In the case of a long video, you can set it to be created the next day. This way it will be ready for the morning.

To play the video you have just created, navigate to the designated folder location and double click on the file.

Do you still have questions?

If you still have questions or problems with your display or your setting, don’t hesitate to visit our F.A.Q, download our user guide or contact our customer service at support@easy-multi-display.com. We will be happy to help you and we would be delighted to hear your opinion!

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