We are long-time Breeze (now Adobe Presenter) users. We
recently upgraded from V 5.1 to V 6.0. It seemed that the only
difference in the PowerPoint plug-in was a name-change from Breeze
to Adobe Presenter in the drop-down menu. However now that doesn't
seem to be the case -- something may have changed behind the
1. When importing audio, was the Compress checkbox there in
2. Has anyone else noticed that your .PPC file sizes are
significantly larger if you were using V5 and are now using V6?
By significant, I mean like what was a 15MB .PPC file is now
I did some testing and here is what I found. I'm curious if
anyone else has observed this?
1. Audio that is imported and compressed (using the Compress
option in the Import menu) is 90% smaller than the original audio
file. In other words, a .WAV file of 905KB results in a .PPC file
2. Audio that is imported and NOT compressed is 45% smaller
than the original audio file. In other words, a .WAV file of 905KB
results in a .PPC file of 472KB. Basically, you end up with
approximately the same .PPC size as if you recorded directly into
3. The Audio Quality setting (High, Medium Low) has no effect
on the .PPC file size.
DIRECTLY RECORDED AUDIO
4. Audio that is recorded directly into a PowerPoint is 90%
larger than the same audio that is imported. In other words, the
.PPC file of imported audio is 56KB while the .PPC file of directly
recorded audio is 472KB.
5. The Audio Quality setting (Medium) DOUBLES the size of the
.PPC file. For example, the .PPC file for Low or High is 472KB
while the .PPC file for Medium is 808KB.
Audio recorded directly into PowerPoint increases the size of
the .PPC file by approximately 90% at Low or High quality setting.
The .PPC size is increased by 180% if the Medium quality setting is
Record audio at high (CD-quality) outside of the PowerPoint
application in .WAV format
Import .WAV files into PowerPoint and ensure Compress option
Thx for the reply. Sure since MP3s are already compressed
that might also reduce the file size. So we know how to work around
The question is -- What changed from 5.x to 6.x? V5 users
were able to record directly into their presentation and the PPC
file would be a reasonable size. Now it seems they cannot do that,
especially given the 100MB hard limit for Presenter.
These presentations don't have any embedded Flash files,
attachments, video, huge images and might have 25 slides total with
maybe 30 seconds of audio per slide at most.