Can I create a video from Impress slideshow?

I’ve discovered PowerPoint 2010’s new feature to export a slide-show (including animations and narration) as a video. Is it possible to do something like this with Impress? If not just with Impress, is it possible in combination with other applications? (I’m an Ubuntu Linux user and would prefer open source applications where possible.)


You could record your desktop as screencast while clicking through the presentation.

So simple. I hadn’t thought of that!

But this is not possible to automate in e.g. a script.

the issue with recording as a desktop screenshot is that we have to run the presentation and wait for the entire duration. say i havee a 100 slides and 5 seconds for each slide…
we have to wait for the entire duration.

@Raghav1, how long did it take for you to compose any meaningful 100-slide presentation, I bet it’s far longer than 8 minutes 20 seconds? That said you could make the slides advance automatically, leave it to be, go grab a coffee or get a powernap and voilá, it’s done.

That said, if those 100 slides are just images (you are making a slideshow), then there are far better tools with Ken Burns’ effect and stuff. I leave googling these as an exercise of the reader.

Salamu alaikum,

On a Debian GNU/Linux machine, I create an automated slideshow with (1280x720) LibreOffice 5.2.3 and then F5, and record my desktop with SimpleScreenRecorder or Kazam. Here is the result: Convertan impress slideshow to a video with SimpleScreenRecorder or Kazam