Published on November 29, 2007
Slide1: PowerPoint Sharing authorSTREAM VS Slideshare Feature Comparison: Feature Comparison Yes Yes Yes Yes No PowerPoint animation effects PowerPoint animations with sound Animated images inserted in PowerPoint slides Rehearsed timings Narrations Embed code and stats Yes, on external sites also Yes Yes Yes Yes, with stats Full screen player Yes Yes No No No No No Rss Feed Private content PowerPoint file download Groups No Yes Yes Yes, only on Slideshare Yes PowerPoint Animation Effects with/without Sounds: PowerPoint Animation Effects with/without Sounds Effect and sound : Blinds, Chime Effect and sound : Fly, applause Effect and sound :Wipe, Breeze Effect and sound : Wedge, Camera Animation Effect : checkerboard Animation Effect :Strips Animation Effect : Center Revolve Animation Effect : Split Animation Effect : Dissolve In Animation Effect : Stretch Animated images inserted in PowerPoint slides: Animated images inserted in PowerPoint slides Audio Handling: Audio Handling authorSTREAM handles narrated audio presentations very well. Audio is retained in narrated PowerPoint presentations when uploaded to authorSTREAM. Users can also create audio presentations using live audio or pre-recorded audio as input in authorPOINT and upload to authorSTREAM. SlideShare provides the “slidecast” feature in which users need to synchronize audio online after uploading audio onto their own server or some other server. Desktop Applications: Desktop Applications authorSTREAM has offline desktop applications supporting the service. These applications provide advanced features, which professional presenters require, especially in the e-learning and business segments. SlideShare does not offer any offline desktop utility to support the website service. authorPOINT Lite, a free tool, is like Picasa for PowerPoint, which converts PowerPoint to Flash on the desktop and can batch-upload presentations to authorSTREAM. authorPOINT is an advanced multimedia presentation creation software, which installs in PowerPoint and offers a host of features for power users. Presenters can upload presentations directly from within PowerPoint with this add-on software. Private Presentations: Private Presentations authorSTREAM pioneered the Private presentations feature, which is now also available on SlideShare. At the time I wrote this review, only authorSTREAM had this, so that’s how you hear it in the audio narration. Changing audio narration is a lot of work, so I did not do it. Users can upload up to 20 private presentations on authorSTREAM, and share with as many people as required. There is no limit on SlideShare. authorSTREAM private sharing is fully secure. Only invited registered members can access private presentations. It also means that private presentations are not indexed by the search engines, and are not accessible directly. SlideShare lets non-members also access private presentations. Anyone can view private presentations on SlideShare, who gets access to the URL.