How to record a presentation broadcast in PowerPoint 2002 and PowerPoint 2003
This article was previously published under Q291925
For a Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 version of this article, see 237766
One very powerful option of the PowerPoint Presentation
Broadcast feature is that you can record your broadcast for playback at a later
date and time.
- This feature allows you to overcome the 15 person limit on
a live broadcast, by allowing viewers to play back the broadcast when they
However, depending on your file server, this might slow it
down, as these playback streams are separate and not served out by a Microsoft
- This feature allows you to change the broadcast, or correct
any mistakes that might have happened during the initial broadcast.
However, you cannot re-record just one slide, you must start the session all
over again to re-record it.
To record a presentation, follow these steps:
- On the Slide Show menu, point to Online Broadcast, and then click Record and Save a
- In the Record a Presentation Broadcast dialog box, click Settings.
- On the Presenter tab, under File location, type the file location
in the Save broadcast files in box.
NOTE: If you try to specify a Web address, you receive the following
where Web address is a Uniform
Resource Locator (URL). Only network or local computer locations are valid
locations for storing broadcast recordings.
The path or file name for Web
address is invalid. Please check that the path and file name are
- If necessary, change audio or video settings:
- If you want both audio and video capability, click
Video and audio.
- If you want audio capability only, click Audio
- If you do not want audio or video functionality, click None.
- Click OK to save broadcast settings.
NOTE: These settings apply to all broadcasts from a particular
computer, not just to the presentation that you are preparing to broadcast.
Microsoft recommends that you check these settings each time before
broadcasting, to ensure that they reflect your preferences for that broadcast
- In the Record Presentation Broadcast dialog box, click Record.
If you are using a microphone or video camera, tests
are performed automatically.
- When you are ready to record, click Start.
When the Microsoft Internet Explorer window appears
with the title slide for your presentation, you can run the presentation as you
would any other presentation. When you click to exit the presentation, a
message appears to confirm that you have recorded and saved the broadcast, as
well as the file location for the broadcast.
- You cannot see yourself in the video display as you deliver
a presentation, so be careful not to move from the position you were in during
the video test, or you may move out of camera range.
- When you want others to view a recorded broadcast
presentation, make sure that it is in a shared location. Send the link to the
starting page and direct the audience to click Replay Broadcast on the lobby page to start the presentation.
- Terminal Server connections are not supported when you are running PowerPoint Online Broadcasting.
Article ID: 291925 - Last Review: September 27, 2006 - Revision: 3.1
- Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
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