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How to record narration in Impress?

asked 2012-03-14 19:37:20 +0200

summer gravatar image

How do I record my voice over an Impress presentation?

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answered 2012-03-14 22:51:26 +0200

ehansen gravatar image

Audacity is a good tool for recording and editing audio.

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answered 2012-03-14 20:41:41 +0200

Alexander Wilms gravatar image

You would need an external app to do so

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thank you for the answer. do you know of any that are available?

summer gravatar imagesummer ( 2012-03-14 20:43:53 +0200 )edit

Are you using Windows or Linux? As mentioned below, you could use Audacity or e.g. the default recording tool on Windows.

Alexander Wilms gravatar imageAlexander Wilms ( 2012-03-16 19:37:07 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-01-02 01:42:42 +0200

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This would be a nice addition to Impress, to do this natively. A simple audio capture could record audio from a mic and be embedded in the current slide, with a start/stop button controlling the recording. Then move on to the next slide. Powerpoint does this, but with only one audio file per presentation.

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Actually with PowerPoint you can go back and record the narration of a single slide. Just choose record narration/starting at current slide then press escape key when you have finished the narration. I use this all the time.

bradjensen3 gravatar imagebradjensen3 ( 2015-09-21 22:53:53 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-09-21 22:57:32 +0200

There is a youtube on how to record a narration of a single slide and add it as a sound transition, but it would be tedious for an entire slideshow of any length. Instead, on Windows, download BB Flashback express (free forever) screen recording software. Start your presentation, start recording in flahsback express, stepping thru slides recording the entire narration. Then save the movie as an avi. Then using Live Movie Maker (free forever) import the avi movie, trim it if you desire, then save as MP4 movie which runs on most devices. Free and simple.

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