Dave, I’d like to know if there’s a program available that will let me create a document on the computer and save it to a DVD-ROM disk so that it’s playable on a DVD machine? I created a Powerpoint document and saved it on a DVD, but it won’t play on my DVD machine, the unit only plays the music. Thank you.
After casting a rather wide net for this particular question, I found a couple of programs that looked interesting and claimed to do what you’re asking.
PowerPoint DVD Burner
Description: PowerPoint DVD Burner is a very simple yet practical tool to turn your Powerpoint files to DVDs or miniDVDs (MiniDVD is a regular CD that has DVD files in it. You can burn a miniDVD just with a regular CD and a common CD burner) and view them on your TV, complete with background image or color, background music, and selection menu. With this program, you don’t have to have a computer to do your presentations with your Powerpoint files. Just a TV and a DVD player will do the job perfectly.
Filesize: 10 Mb
Compatibility: WinNT?-Win2k3 Version: 188.8.131.52
Description: Wondershare PPT2DVD (formerly as PowerPoint2DVD) enables you to burn PowerPoint presentations to DVD/MiniDVD with flexible DVD Menus and view them on TV, complete with the original PowerPoint elements such as animations, transitions, inner hyperlinks, sound and movie clips. It also enables you to control the playback such as “Next slide, Previous slide” with a DVD remote control. With PPT2DVD, you can even convert PowerPoint slide shows to MPEG/WMV/AVI videos and put them on YouTube or web pages within the social networking for online sharing.
File Size: 6.60M
License: Shareware $99.95
If you enter some simple keywords into your favorite search engine you’ll find these two programs and many more to choose from. For instance, I used: powerpoint to dvd, powerpoint dvd, power point to dvd, convert powerpoint to dvd, powerpoint to dvd software, powerpoint to vid
You can also check out the site PowerPoint to DVD or visit Burnworld to find more solutions, and a host of other information on burning DVD’s.