Question: I have a PowerPoint with a voice-over embedded in it which is formatted as a .mp4. Which screen type should I use to upload the PowerPoint w/voice?
Answer: Either the single screen or the multiple screen options should work fine. When you select Convert Powerpoint you will be prompted to choose between converting your PPT into a single object that plays within one screen of your course, or, you can select it to convert each PPT slide into a separate screen. In both cases, the PPT content is converted into HTML5 and it should convert your audio with it.
As there’s a lot that goes on with these conversions. Note a few things to help ensure success:
- While most animations, audio files, etc are converted successfully, there are many times where something not quite part of the mainstream can fail in conversion. Third-party components (animations, actions, etc) used in PPT, highly customized features, fonts that are not compatible with HTML, other things can cause issues.
- Keep your PPTs optimized for viewing on the web by keeping images and graphics to smaller sizes and in browser-compatible formats (GIF, JPG, PNG).
- Use fonts that are known to be supported by all browsers. The converter will find an approximate font to use when a non-compatible one is used in the PPT, however, this may cause some formatting on other layout issues in your conversion.
- Patience. If conversion doesn’t work, please try it again. If it fails a couple of times, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org can we’ll see if we can work out the issue. Please forward the PPT when possible.