PPT Converter 4.0 FAQ's
1. On which operating systems can PPT converter run? Which PowerPoint versions does PPT converter support?
PPT converter can run on Windows XP and Windows Vista. PPT converter supports PowerPoint 2003 and 2007.

2. Can I directly play the created file on a DVD/VCD player?
If your output format is any format other than MPEG 1 or MPEG 2, you would first have to convert the created files into an MPEG file for a VCD or DVD. You would then have to use a DVD/VCD authoring tool to burn the video to the DVD/VCD in order to play the file on a DVD/VCD player. If you have chosen MPEG 1 or MPEG 2 as the output video file format, you would have to use a VCD/DVD authoring tool to burn the video on a VCD/DVD and then play the Video on a VCD/DVD player.

3. What are the various formats that can be selected in PPT Converter?
PPT Converter provides a multitude of formats that enable you to create content for playback on the web, mobile phones, computers or a DVD/VCD player and TV set. The formats available are:

AVI: The AVI format or Audio Video Interleave format is a multimedia format whose files can contain both audio and video. AVI provides excellent playback quality. AVI is highly compatible with existing video editing and playback software which is why it remains popular among file-sharing communities.

MPEG 1: This is a digital Compressed format providing image quality slightly superior to VHS. Requires less data than MPEG 2. The major advantage of MPEG compared to other video and audio coding formats is that MPEG files are much smaller for the same quality. This is because MPEG uses very sophisticated compression techniques. Used in VCD.

MPEG 2: This is a digital compression standard providing the highest quality of video information. 525 lines per inch broadcast quality picture. It is used on DVD. MPEG-2 is the basis for ATSC digital television transmission in the US.

WMV: (Windows Media Video) A proprietary streaming audio/video format typically used to download and play files or to stream contents.

MP4: This is the latest digital media format developed by the MPEG group. It offers a high playback quality.

FLV: (Flash Video) is a proprietary file format used to deliver video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player (formerly known as Macromedia Flash Player) version 6, 7, 8, or 9. Flash Video is viewable on most operating systems, via the widely available Adobe Flash Player and web browser plugin, or one of several third-party programs such as MPlayer, VLC media player, or any player which uses DirectShow filters.

3G2: Is similar to the 3GP format and is used to store media (audio/ video) in some CDMA mobile phones.

3GP: Is a popular file format which is used in mobile phones to store media (audio/video).

SWF: (Shockwave flash file, also referred to as a "swiff.") A playable Macromedia Flash animation. Playable on any machine with the free Macromedia Flash player. Macromedia Flash SWF is a multimedia format for the web.

MOV: MOV is a quicktime movie file format. Video files found on the Internet are often stored in the QuickTime format - they require a quicktime player for playback.

ASF: (Advanced Systems Format) is a proprietary digital audio/ digital video format, especially meant for streaming media.

4. How can I improve the quality of the output video?
The output video quality can be improved by observing the following:
- Turn off any software running in the background. Select a high frame rate. This would lead, to smoother, better quality videos but also increase the output video file size.
- Select a higher video resolution setting.

5. Which video resolution and Frame rate should I select?
The higher the selected resolution, the sharper the output video, but the larger the output video file size. You should therefore select a resolution based on what your main priority is- better quality or smaller file size. The same applies for the frame rate, the higher the frame rate, the smoother the video playback, but the larger the video file size. A frame rate of 5 FPS is generally considered sufficient for playback on mobile devices. If, however your presentation contains complex transitions, animations or effects, we would suggest a frame rate of at least 15 FPS.

6. Which of the "Audio Properties" settings would you recommend?
The "Audio Properties" drop down on the Audio and Video Settings screen/window contains a number of combinations of audio properties for the audio to be captured along with the video. These properties describe the sampling frequency (11.025, 22.05, 44.1KHz), Audio Channels (Stereo/ Mono) and Digitizing bits(8/16 bit). The higher the sampling frequency and digitizing bits, the better the quality of the recorded audio, but the output file size also increases. So a judicious selection of these properties is recommended. You can choose to leave the default (Optimal) setting, or you could select a setting based on whether the audio quality or the file size is of the highest priority.

7. What is the difference between the various slide show advancement settings?
During the capture mode, PPT converter captures the slide show being played out on the screen and converts it to video. If a user selects "Automatically Advance slides", the presentation slides shall be automatically advanced in the interval specified (1-30 seconds). A user may choose to manually advance a slide show. This would be particularly useful when the user wants certain slides to be displayed for a longer duration than others. If a user selects the option "Use Existing PowerPoint slide show timings", the slide transition timings of the PowerPoint presentation shall be used.

8. What is the difference between the trial version and the registered version?
The trial version is provided for customers to evaluate PPT Converter and purchase it once they are satisfied. The trial version is a fully- functional version, except that a watermark would appear on the output files indicating that they were generated using a trial version of the software.

9. How do I activate the Full version of PPT Converter?
You can purchase PPT Converter from the MakeMeHip website or by clicking on the "Purchase Online" link in the "Purchase Reminder" window (the window that appears when a trial version of PPT Converter is launched). Then, enter the Serial Number that you have obtained into the "Enter Serial Number" box that appears after clicking the "Enter Serial Number and Activate Program to Full Version" button on the "Purchase Reminder" window of PPT Converter to manually activate the software. You can also purchase a Serial Number by clicking the "Buy Now" link in the "Purchase Reminder" Window. You will then be guided through the process by an Online Ordering Wizard. Your order will be processed by esellerate. The product will be automatically activated at the end of the process.

10. Will I get software updates for this application?
Registered users will software updates for PPT Converter,whenever available, until (but not including) the next major version of PPT Converter.

11. I receive an error message when I try to enter the Serial Number. What should I do?
Firstly, check whether the Serial Number has been entered correctly. If that doesn't work, there may be an issue with registering your Serial Number on your system. In that case, you should reinstall PPT Converter and try again.

12. I want to use a different video codec than those that appear under PPT Converter's
video settings. What should I do?
A video compression codec reduces the file size of your screen recordings while maintaining optimum quality. Some (older) video codecs like Microsoft Video 1, Microsoft RLE and Cinepak Codec by Radius are included in the operating system (Windows XP/Vista). These codecs produce good quality video files and have decent compressions. The latest codecs like XviD and DivX produce good quality screen recording and have very high compressions. You must install these codecs separately. These codecs are available for free on the internet. After installation on your system, these video codecs will appear in the "Video Codec" drop-down list under "Video Settings" in PPT Converter.

13. Can I use the same Serial Number on more than one machine?
You will have to purchase a separate serial number for each machine. However, multiple users on the same machine can use PPT Converter with the same Serial Number.

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PPT Converter does one simple job of converting a PPT file to popular video formats."

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