What happens when you have a large-sized video that you want to share online with your friends? Either you have a broadband Internet connection and enough web space to store it, or you use MovieSlider.
This software app creates a slideshow from any video file and saves it as a standalone EXE, so that you can easily share it online. Alright, it may not be as exciting as the video itself, but at least you get an idea of how the video looks like and what it's about. Also, you save a lot of space: during our testing, we created a 300 KB slideshow out of a 128 MB short movie.
MovieSlider is very easy to use. It features a wizard-like interface that guides you through the whole process in a few simple steps. There are two ways to create slideshows: by taking a fixed number of frames evenly along the video or by capturing a frame every few minutes of viewing. In the end you get an EXE file that can be run anywhere, even if MovieSlider is not installed. The only thing I missed was having the possibility to add some background music – the resulting slideshow looks a bit dull without sound.
With MovieSlider you can easily create slideshows from videos and share them online, although they don't have background sound.