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Old 08-14-2013
Ubuntu [SOLVED] Converting Impress output to DVD video

I have a need to convert 'Impress' presentations to DVD video format whilst retaining the original presentation in situ.

Copying the individual slides and modifying size etc. in Gimp and then importing them into 'Openshot' is both long winded and the loss of quality is significant.
Can anybody suggest a time efficient way of doing this please.
Other applications currently in use are 'Devede' for conversion and 'Brasero' for burning.Smilie
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Old 08-14-2013
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Originally Posted by Royalist
I have a need to convert 'Impress' presentations to DVD video format whilst retaining the original presentation in situ.

Copying the individual slides and modifying size etc. in Gimp and then importing them into 'Openshot' is both long winded and the loss of quality is significant.
Can anybody suggest a time efficient way of doing this please.
Other applications currently in use are 'Devede' for conversion and 'Brasero' for burning.Smilie
Haven't tried it myself, but take a look at this link.
Once the video file has been created, I use DVDStyler to create a DVD-player compatible disk and burn it on the fly.
Hope it helps.
# 3  
Old 08-15-2013
Impress to video

Thanks for you reply. I have exported Impress as suggested in that link and now I have to convert to video and burn.
Fingers are crossed!!Smilie
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Old 08-15-2013
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Originally Posted by Royalist
Thanks for you reply. I have exported Impress as suggested in that link and now I have to convert to video and burn.
Fingers are crossed!!Smilie
You're welcome. If your question has been answered to your satisfaction, please mark this thread as SOLVED for the future reference of other users.
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Old 08-16-2013
Progress Report - Not a solution yet

I regret that both DVDStyler and Devede will only accept movie file formats ideally for 'mpeg*' . So now the hunt is on for an intermediary package to convert one of the 'Impress' export file formats (and there are many) to e.g. mpeg.
At present, I am having to search for a Firefox addon to read Macromedia flash without much luck so far.

'Online Media Converter - Convert Files Documents Video Audio Photos' claims to be a suitable package for the converter once the above addon has been found.

Watch this space - if you want to!!Smilie
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Old 08-16-2013
I know for a fact that DVDStyler accepts .flv files, because I created a DVD with videos downloaded from YouTube and burned it with the same software.
# 7  
Old 08-17-2013
Thanks

That was very useful! It is kick-started me. Firstly, I was ignorant about flv, so that was very useful.

Your post has led me, by various routes, to discover that wmv is not only an export option for Impress,but also can be imported into more recent Windows PowerPoint and is also acceptable to DVDstyler, but not to Devede.

I hope that when I try this, it will all work!

Very many thanks. I will let you know in asap.Smilie

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