I look for a software to convert a PDF file to a movie file (for example MP4).

The basic requirements are:

  • Free
  • Slide show or animation support to ease viewing the PDF contents on the screen

Nice to have requirements:

  • Text to speech (read the PDF to audio and encode it with the movie)
  • Highlighting the words as read them in the output video
  • You want some sort of autoscroll?
    – Axx
    May 19 '18 at 11:35
  • I'm not clear why you wouldn't just use a screen recorder for this. Jun 18 '18 at 20:48

You may check this github project:


That's a linux bash file to convert a pdf file to a video in mp4 format. It scans the pages of the pdf file using a sliding window and save them as frames in a folder, then it creates a video from the frames.

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    @RockPaperLz-MaskitorCasket yeah the website was gone. I updated my answer to give another source
    – Ahmad
    Sep 24 '20 at 14:52
  • Thank you for updating your answer Ahmad! Sep 25 '20 at 3:01
  • I just noticed your new answer is for Linux, and your question is for Windows. Would you mind editing one or the other? Sep 25 '20 at 3:04
  • @RockPaperLz-MaskitorCasket thank you for suggestion. I edited the question.
    – Ahmad
    Sep 25 '20 at 11:00
  • Great. Thanks. I removed the Windows tag, as it no longer applies. Sep 25 '20 at 13:13

You can use A-PDF to Video to make video format slideshow from PDF files. And you can output the video in optional formats (MPEG, AVI or WMV) with custom settings. See how to publish video file from PDF.

  1. Download and start A-PDF to Video, add PDF file (3 slides only for trial version);

  2. Customize the PDF slides with various settings such as proportions, background and effects;

  3. You can preview the video before publishing;

  4. Click "Build to video" button and choose format to output video: MPEG, AVI or WMV.

  • Please try to use your own words in answers instead of copying from external sources. Also, use a list of features similar to the OP criteria. Example: Non-free, Runs on Windows, etc... Check this post for more information
    – Tymric
    Oct 22 '14 at 9:48
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    Its not free and 3 slides in trial version is too low
    – Ahmad
    Oct 22 '14 at 9:58
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    Also remember to show how your recommended software matches the requirements named; this part is completely missing in your answer.
    – Izzy
    Oct 22 '14 at 16:52

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