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Export to Video with audio narrations included

This seems to be something thats been voted upon, and had been "completed". However, there is not a hint of the narration in the exported video. Please add!!

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  AdminPowerPoint Product Team [MSFT] (Admin, Office.com) responded  · 

    Thank you for voting this request! If you are an Office 365 subscriber, you may now export your presentation to a video with a playback of the narration audio! Please upgrade to version 16.19(181109) or higher, and give it a try.

    Again, thank you for helping us improve the product, and please keep voting the other features on your wish list :)

    -PowerPoint Team

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      • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Unbelievable - and this is why the experience with Microsoft products is abysmal. You have a common sense feature working in the PC version but not on the MAC? Make it work.

      • Megan Martinez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is totally insane that my narration doesn't export with my ppt. I'm a professor who makes these videos for my students. This is crucial.

      • Janet commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am having the same issues. Although when I export as a mp4 and the option is giving to use narrations and timings, the audio does not come through on the video. Pease let me know when you expect to update this issue
        Thank you
        Janet

      • RB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey folks - PLEASE add functionality so embedded music will play with the exported slideshow. Complete bummer that Microsoft has chosen yet again to publish a supposed complete Office package that is underfeatured in MAC.

      • Matt Clare commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was surprised that this was not addressed with 2016 - either by adding the functionality or indicating that it was not supported.

      • Eric Hansen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Admin: would you provide an update with an approximate prioritization? Top 10? Top 25? Thank you.

      • Sarah Jones commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's so frustrating that this is available in the PC version but not the Mac version! What's the point in exporting to video without audio and slide timings? Us Mac users pay good money for this suite too, but have less functionality.
        Please prioritise this update, Microsoft.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Adding narration to a video is SO crucial! I teach online courses at the college level, and the fact that I have a Mac shouldn't limit the ways that I make my lectures!

        What boggles my mind the most is the fact that narration can be added using the PC version of the software to make a video lecture, but not the Mac version! Seems to me like a jab from the software developers - "Oh, you wanted to add your narrative to your videos and movies? Too bad, you should've bought a PC instead!" (Cue evil, mocking laughter).

      • Brad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Best workaround: record the slideshow with audio, then play the slideshow using the timings and narration while recording the main screen with Camtasia for Mac. Be sure to use the system audio capture to get the narration audio.

        Let it play, and Camtasia will capture all of it and allows you to edit the audio and video when complete. Then export from Camtasia into MP4.

      • Brad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Keynote does exports with audio just fine, and is a much better application than PowerPoint. When we need video like this, I either do the presentation in Keynote or I am forced to use Camtasia to do the screen and audio capture - a messy workflow.

        Sadly, stuck using MS Office365 because of Windows users at our company. It's a shame, and wastes a lot of time, but many older folks think it's normal.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This was critical to me making the video! Now I find I cannot make it work. I am back to the drawing board for presentation design.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's not just the lack of narration in exported video it's the lack of an audio channel full stop. A video presentation without sound is of pretty limited value. It would be great if you could add support for audio into the export to movie feature on PP for Mac.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a huge problem. I paid quite a bit of money for Office 2016 for a Macbook Air, on the assumption that I could use PowerPoint for lectures for an online course. I used to do my recording on a PC. Now it seems that I simply cannot use the program for work.

      • Victoria Vegis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can't even get it to save to mov or mp4 let alone the sound. I get 0 transfered... no matter how many times i try.

      • Rensa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yeah, this feels like a bug. Recorded narration plays during a slide show, but not in the final video (despite the Export process specifically asking me whether I'd like to include recorded narrations via checkbox). Interestingly, the speaker icon indicating the narration IS rendered on the slide in the final video.

      • Nick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This has to be a bug surely? I can't imagine someone thought it would be a good idea to go to the trouble of adding an export to video function but deliberately omit the audio content!

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