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How to Record Powerpoint Presentation with Audio

By Tony Moton

January 25, 2018

Do you know the most convenient way to deliver your PowerPoint presentation to others? That's the PowerPoint audio presentation, which is time-saving also. You are allowed to rehearsal with the PPT video to perfect your performance over and over again. But, you might be wondering how to do it? In this article, we'll help you to solve this problem with two kinds of methods: one is using PowerPoint 2013, while another one is using a third-party program, TuneFab Screen Recorder.


Part 1. How to Save as Video Files in PowerPoint 2013

Simplified tutorial

Step 1. Save your created PowerPoint file as PPTX file.

Step 2. Click on "File" and go to "Export" to choose "Create a Video".

Step 3. Under the "Create a Video", you are allowed to select a suitable quality of the video in the first drop-down list. Presentation Quality, Internet Quality, and Low Quality are provided.

Step 4. Still, in "Create a Video", you can change the settings of narration and timings in the second drop-down list.

Step 5. Click on "Create a video" and type the file name.

Step 6. Go to "Save as type" box, and select MP4 or WMV as the file format. What’s more, you are able to check the creating progress at the bottom of the screen.


1. The long and complicate presentation video might cost you a lot of time. Moreover, it might take a whole night to create the video. Or set it as overnight creation so that it can finish the creation in the following morning.

2. If you are using PowerPoint 2016, you can follow the operation above.

Some things are Excluded in the Video

#1. Media files are incompatible in the previous version of PowerPoint. Otherwise, convert or upgrade the media objects.

#2. QuickTime media, which require you install a third-party QuickTime codec called ffdShow in order to achieve the compatibility.

#3. Micros

#4. OLE/ActiveX controls

Part 2. How to Create Video Presentation by Using TuneFab Screen Recorder

Here we highly recommend a third party program called TuneFab Screen Recorder, which can unlock all the limitations of PowerPoint, providing more convenient and intelligible service to record PowerPoint presentation with audio. It has the ability to record the video with the audio at the same under a faster speed. Furthermore, we’ll show a tutorial on the program.

Install and Register TuneFab Screen Recorder

If you're the new user of this software, you need to follow the instruction below to finish the installment and registration. On the contrary, you can skip this part.

Step 1. Download TuneFab Screen Recorder

TuneFab Screen Recorder is 100% free to download. Download TuneFab Screen Recorder on and then install it. Next, check if the software is compatible with your computer.

Step 2. Launch the Software

Run the software and you'll see a simplified interface like this.

Launch the Software

Step 3. Register TuneFab Screen Recorder

Before your registration, the free trial allows you to record video up to 3 minutes. Or you can purchase the registered version from the store with no length limitation of recording and free upgrades. Once you buy the full version, you'll receive registration code in your providing email to activate the software.

Register TuneFab 
Screen Recorder

Record PowerPoint Presentation Video on PC

Step 1. Select Recording Area for PPT

Select a recording area which is suitable for your PowerPoint Presentation. You are able to choose full screen and customized size by clicking on the signal of the inverted triangle.

Screen Display Settings

Step 2. Check Recording Audio

Don't forget to check both "System Audio" and "Microphone", when you’re recording presentation video to share online. Otherwise, viewers will not catch what you prepare to deliver in the video.

Select Video Recorder

Step 3. Recorded Files Settings

For regular users, this step can be skipped. As for new users, go to "More Settings" and select "Output" to choose the location to save recording videos. Also, you can click on the video formats together with the Audio format to set as your recorded PPT files formats.

Locations Settings

Step 4. HotKeys Settings (OPTIONAL)

In "HotKeys", you are able to set your own hotkeys to start/stop the capture, pause/resume capture and take a screenshot.

Change Shortcuts

Step 5. Start to Record PPT Presentation Video

After setting down all the parameters of your PPT files, it is time to open your prepared PPT. As long as you are ready to give your lecture, click on "REC" and then, the software will start recording. What’s more, remember to click on the "Save" button at the bottom right of the screen. We can see as the example shown.

Start to Record PPT 
Presentation Video

When you record a PowerPoint video, you might prefer a more convenient program, so why not download TuneFab Screen Recorder and have a try? As a result, you are able to share your amazing presentation with friends or the Internet freely. Besides, if you are looking for a solution to record a gameplay video or video calls, there is no doubt that TuneFab Screen Recorder is a good choice also.

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