Playing a powerpoint 2010 presentation without a computer

I'm just finishing up a powerpoint presentation with stills and videos in Powerpoint2010. I thought there was a way to save the presentation as a self-executing file for use in a DVD player or Kiosk, without the use of Powerpoint or a computer. But I can't find it. When I use SetUp Slide show and select "view as kiosk",the presentation plays inside Powerpoint in a loop as it is supposed to, but it does not create a self-executing file.  I need a file I can put on a flash drive and stick into a player or TV and have it play in a loop. Can someone help with this? Thanks.
PCGenieLAAsked:
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Echo_SCommented:
If you're trying to play the file in a loop on a TV, then you need what I'd call a Video DVD as opposed to a Data DVD. A Data DVD is what you'd get if you saved the presentation as a self-executing file. If you want more info about Data DVD vs Video DVD, check here: http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00156_Convert_presentations_to_DVD_video.htm (It's a bit out of date, but most of the info is still valid and relevant.)

So, as the first step, I'd suggest saving the PPT file as a video. In PPT 2010 you can do that on the File | Save and Send screen.

Next you need to burn the video onto the DVD. Here are instructions for using Windows DVD Maker on Windows 7 to do so: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/burn-a-dvd-video-disc-with-windows-dvd-maker
PCGenieLAAuthor Commented:
OK, I get the idea of using Save & Send to create a video file. Will this file play in a loop or does that depend on some setting in the device playing the file?
Echo_SCommented:
That is a function of your DVD player. It's not anything you'd do when you create the DVD.
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Echo_SCommented:
Oh, actually, some DVD creation software does let you loop. For example, iDVD will do this: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7006887 . Here's how to do it in Windows DVD Maker: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/change-dvd-maker-dvd-video-settings#1TC=windows-7

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Jamie GarrochSenior Technical Consultant at BrightCarbonCommented:
If you just want to loop the presentation in its native pptx format then you could save it to a flash drive along with a free version of PowerPoint Viewer which you can download from Microsoft.
PCGenieLAAuthor Commented:
I think the best plan is to use powerpoint on a lap top and connect it to the projector. That way I can loop it within powerpoint, if I need to. Thanks to  both of you for your help
Echo_SCommented:
But Jamie, the PPT Viewer won't run on a DVD player, and that was the original ask.
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