Miller - Video Clip Conversion InstructionsDocument Transcript
Video Clip Conversion Instructions (Feb 11, 2011)Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Download a free copy of Any Video Converter at http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/ P.S. You will be asked from time to time if youd like to be upgraded to a professional version. Select this option only if you wish to buy.2. If RealPlayer is not already on your PC, download free copy. Save to desktop; if already loaded on PC, but not visible on desktop, open “programs” and then right-click RealPlayer and select “send to” desktop.) http://www.real.com/3. Create two folders on your PC desktop. Label one "downloaded videos." Label the other "converted videos."4. Then go to Internet to get a video clip. A good place to look for a sample clip is YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/5. Select any video clip and start playing.6. If you are at site where clips lead with commercials, allow the ad to run to completion (usually 15 or 30 seconds).7. Once actual video clip content starts, lightly run cursor over video image.8. In a few seconds, a "download this video" box should appear just beyond the upper-right hand corner of the video frame. (If this does not occur, right-click mouse on the video image and select "download this video"). Note: If this box does not appear or the download option does not appear with the right click as an option, you will need to perform the following: Click on the RealPlayer icon on desktop. Open Realplayer, and then click on the down arrow to the right of the RealPlayer logo in upper-left corner of application. Then click on "preferences." From there go to the directory on the left side of the page and click on the final option "download and recording." Once this opens, then select to enable. If this does not allow for the download function, the Realplayer program may need to be reinstalled.9. In the "download this video" box, click on the small arrow immediately to the right of where it reads "download this video." Then click on the last option listed: "save this video as." In the "save as" option box, click on the arrow on the right side of the "save in" box. Then click and select desktop, and then click to save in the "downloaded videos" folder. (Note: after clicking, it may seem like nothing is happening, but the video should be downloading.)10. Within 15-30 seconds (depending on size of video clip that is downloading), a
"Realplayer Download and Recording Manager" box will appear stating that the download is copying or is complete (if the manager is still copying, wait until it indicates completion). Note: Not all websites will allow downloading. If the "Realplayer Download and Recording Manager" box has copied only a small amount of the video file (1.0 to 2.0 MB), then the clip has likely not been copied.11. Close the "Realplayer Download and Recording Manager" box by clicking the "X" in upper-right corner.12. Now you are ready to convert your video file to a form usable in PowerPoint (PPT). Click on your "Any Video Converter" icon on your desktop.13. After opening "Any Video Converter," it will instruct you to: a. click ADD VIDEO button b. then click on "downloaded videos" folder on the desktop, and click on the video you desire to convert. c. next, go over to right side of converter and click on PROFILE, d. select "customized wmv movie" e. next select an "output folder," i.e., where you want your converted video to eventually wind up. You will want to click on the "converted videos" folder located on your desktop. (The "output folder" button is located in lower left corner of converter box.) f. after making sure that your source video listed now in the converter is engaged (click on it), click on CONVERT. (Note: the time it takes to convert will depend on size of video; see STATUS column for % completed.)14. From here, go to PPT page where you want the video to appear: a. click on INSERT, then run cursor to MOVIES and SOUNDS and then click on "MOVIE from FILE b. go to "converted videos" folder and click on desired video clip c. clip will then appear on PPT slide, along with message asking you "How do you want the movie to appear in the slide show?" d. click on preference e. then resize the clip to preferred size (click anywhere within the clip outline and move corner edges of clip to get desired size).15. Play clip.