Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SlideShare on HTML5: more devices, more views for your presentations

Presentation sharing platform SlideShare is now using HTML5 tags to deliver the content. SlideShare presentations on  HTML5  will now work on any device; be it any iOS (iPad,iPhone) Andriod or any other device which does/doesn't support Flash. As per SlideShare, presentations will now load 30% faster as compared to flash version. All this should result in more and more views for your presentations on SlideShare.

Slideshare is html5 now
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Record and share synchronized presentations online with Present.me

Present.me is another product which lets you create synchronized multimedia presentations and share it online. Using Present.me you can create presentations with audio/video of presenter playing along with slides. There are already products like Articulate Presenter, authorPOINT from authorSTREAM and Microsoft Producer which lets you record and share synchronized presentations.

The major difference between Present.me and other products is that Present.me lets you do all the recording, synchronization and editing online on Present.me website. The whole process from uploading the PowerPoint presentation, recording, synchronizing the video or audio to sharing is quite simple.

Few shortcomings:
  • You can't synchronize pre-recorded audio or video with PowerPoint slides
  • You can't download the output and share it via DVD
  • Maximum 90 minute limit to recording even in paid account which costs $100 /month

    Though the idea of creating synchronized presentations online is superb, yet  it seems to bit costly as far as monthly subscription is concerned. You can get life time access of Articulate Presenter for $699 or authorPOINT for just $299 with an option of $99 for education use. Present.me should also come up with pay as you go payment model say $3 per such  recording.

    By and large authorSTREAM + authorPOINT seems to be a better option since it allows you to create synchronized presentations with live or pre-recorded media both and also lets you share the synchronized  output via DVD, email or through authorSTREAM.com. You should give a try to Present.me and decide yourself depending upon your own user experience.

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