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Presentation help - get my computer ready for it (clickers and video)

ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
edited April 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
I have a presentation in two weeks, and I'd like to know if there's a way to do a couple of things for said presentation.

First, I have a documentary on DVD, and I'd like to take a segment that's a few minutes long, and imbed it into the powerpoint I'm creating. Is there a way this can be done without being significantly impossible?

Also, my laptop has bluetooth. I have an Ericsson W300i phone, which also has bluetooth. Is there a way to make the phone into a "clicker" to advance pages on the presentation?

Thanks for the weird help, folks! :P

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    embrikembrik Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    The first one is doable, if you know how to rip DVDs... however, that sort of thing is fuzzy in the legal sense, especially if it's a copy-protected DVD.

    I'm much more helpful w/ part two here. Salling Clicker is what I use for this sort of thing. It's well worth the cost of the license. They have a trial, but I don't remember what you can/can't do w/ the trial. Check it out though, as it looks like they support your phone model.

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    DaenrisDaenris Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    While possible to rip and include a clip from the DVD, it is much more feasible to just have the DVD queued up to the right spot and paused. Then when you get to that point in the presentation minimize, play DVD, then after the clip stop DVD and return to the presentation from where you left off.

    You should also be able to add a button or something to a powerpoint that will open the default DVD playing software when clicked, though I haven't tried it so I'm not sure how you could set it up to jump to the correct time.

    This will most likely be quicker and easier than ripping, editing, and encoding DVD video if you've never done that before.

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