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ondersc1

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Apr 30, 2008
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I've created a great photo slideshow in PowerPoint for Mac 2011 with 200 photo slides and several audio files.
I want to get this onto a DVD that will play on any DVD player (gifts).
The only option seems to be to purchase third-party software, which is way too expensive for one time use.
Any suggestions?

What I've tried:
Saved as Movie, opened in iMovie, import to iDVD. Problem: Only one audio file can be saved with it, and the audio icon does not stay hidden.
 

Marshall73

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Apr 20, 2015
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Can you not import it into keynote then export it as a full movie?
 
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makapakit

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Nov 5, 2015
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I've created a great photo slideshow in PowerPoint for Mac 2011 with 200 photo slides and several audio files.
I want to get this onto a DVD that will play on any DVD player (gifts).
The only option seems to be to purchase third-party software, which is way too expensive for one time use.
Any suggestions?

What I've tried:
Saved as Movie, opened in iMovie, import to iDVD. Problem: Only one audio file can be saved with it, and the audio icon does not stay hidden.
 
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kohlson

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Apr 23, 2010
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This is more work than using something like Camtasia (which costs). Use QTX to capture you slide show - video only. It will capture whatever happens on the screen, including all build/transitions. Open iMovie and import the video you just created. Do the same thing except capture the audio using QTX. Marry these together in iMovie - you may have to adjust the start point of the audio slightly. It would be best if the PPT is completely self-running so the audio and video timing is the same. Export as mp4, and import that into iDVD.
 
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makapakit

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Nov 5, 2015
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You can open your ppt in keynote add you audio files etc and set keynote as self playing then export as quick time file. When you have the qt file import to idvd and make your dvd
 
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Buehrens

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Mar 9, 2013
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Your could use iMovie to do it all. You can import all the photos and audio files. Make sure that all the photos are numbered so they stay in sequence - 001, 002, 003 ... 199, 200. This will keep them in ascending order. iMovie can help you with cropping, rotations, transitions, text, Ken Burns (if you want to use it), etc. The audio files can easily be controlled. In iMovie you can see where the sound is located and playing versus the pictures.

Here is a link with some examples using iMovie to accomplish this:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-awesome-slideshow-presentations-imovie/

Remember, if you make a DVD, your resolution will not be the same as the original photos.
 
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