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    Software for Online Presentations
    I am looking for some software to help create training material that can be made available online.

    The material would combine slides (optimally powerpoint so pieces can be used for other presentations) and audio. The material would be accessed online, and play as a video file. Would be great if there was more functionality like the ability to see the list of slides with titles and move around in the presentation. The end results need to look and sound professional.

    These would be available online for a fee, so would need something else that allows time-limited access (certain number of days) if the user has a unique password.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks

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    Seems like you would be limiting your sales to those on line with sufficient bandwidth. Why not burn onto CDs and mail out? Less drama in the deal where some buy on line and don't get to watch what they paid for.

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    I'm pretty sure you can save powerpoint presentations as swf files.
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    You can save presentations from PowerPoint 2008 as movies (mov) and as web pages. I suggest that you work with PowerPoint to see what export format works best for your needs. The webpage format appears best for you as the user can move around the presentation as they see fit.
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    Check out Cisco's WebEx. I'm presently taking an online course using it and it has those features you need. The teacher can show us his desktop to show just about anything he wants to show on his computer. And students can participate via short text messages to respond to teacher questions and they can participate in polls.

    No idea of the cost, but I'd expect it's not cheap.
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    Thanks for the replies.

    Yes, I use WebEx for live presentations. The issue is that you cannot save a webinar as a file that people can access over the web. They can access old recorded webinards, but there is not robust enough security (just one password). Which means if someone purchases, they can forward the password to others to view. I need to be able to have unique passwords that expire after a certain time.

    CDs would be doable, but seems very old school. Plus that allows them to copy and provide to others.

    In this day and age, is bandwidth really an issue?

    Saving pptx as a movie sounds interesting, will have to look to see how to incorporate and sync audio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jam2000 View Post
    Thanks for the replies.

    Yes, I use WebEx for live presentations. The issue is that you cannot save a webinar as a file that people can access over the web. They can access old recorded webinards, but there is not robust enough security (just one password). Which means if someone purchases, they can forward the password to others to view. I need to be able to have unique passwords that expire after a certain time.

    CDs would be doable, but seems very old school. Plus that allows them to copy and provide to others.

    In this day and age, is bandwidth really an issue?

    Saving pptx as a movie sounds interesting, will have to look to see how to incorporate and sync audio.
    I've used the saved webinar more than the live ones and it works well. Pausing and so forth is convenient. As far as security, if people want to access your content, they are going to figure a way to do it. I doubt if there is a totally secure method.
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