I am seeking recommendations for a computer program that enables conversion from a Libre Office Impress slideshow to an .mp4 video?.

Libre Office Impress cannot export a slideshow to video the way the current version of Microsoft Powerpoint can. Without using Google software, or Microsoft software other than the Windows OS, or any non-free software, how can I convert an LOI-made slideshow offline to a video in .mp4 format?

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    On what OS shall it run? As you say "without MS, Google or non-free software", am I assuming correctly that should be Linux then?
    – Izzy
    Commented Jul 13, 2021 at 19:17
  • I'd like to know the same as Izzy: does "without Microsoft" mean "not Windows" as well? Commented Jul 15, 2021 at 17:06
  • Sorry. I have corrected this. I'm allowing the OS to be from Microsoft.
    – ool
    Commented Jul 19, 2021 at 14:59

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Not truly converting but you could potentially set VLC (or OpenCV & its python bindings) to record (one of) your screen*(s)* as detailed here. Then play through the presentation, full screen on that screen. You would probably need to trim off the first & last few seconds.

  • Free Gratis & Open Source
  • No MS software
  • Cross Platform
  • However, a 1 hour presentation will take an hour to process at minimum unless you record faster and then slow down the frame rate.

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