6.6. The video converter: Making a video file (optional)
Note: The "Export and Zip" function was added in release 1.9.4. If you do not see "Export and Zip" under the "File" menu when editing your slide show, please download the latest update using the links on the left of this page. If you are unable to upgrade, instructions for older versions can be found on this page.
Our online video converter works with slide shows created with registered copies of Soundslides or Soundslides Plus on Windows or Mac OS X. The converter will convert your slide show to an MP4 file that can be viewed with Apple Quicktime and other video players, or uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo or other video-hosting sites.
After you are done editing, you will need to create a ZIP file of your project. Just pull down the "File" menu to "Export and Zip."
This will create the file "publish_to_web.zip" in the project folder.
Next, you will need to open the online video converter, select an output size and, optionally, enter an e-mail address for the converter to send a download link to. If your slide show includes lower thirds or movements (Soundslides Plus only), you can check the boxes to include them in the video.
Click the "Continue ..." button to go to the upload page, where you will need to click the"Select file ..." button to upload your "publish_to_web.zip" file.
The converter will then begin uploading your "publish_to_web.zip" file.
If you entered an e-mail address, the converter will e-mail you when the conversion is complete.
Otherwise, you will need to wait until the converter notifies you that the conversion is complete, when you will see a download link.