Slidecast to be discontinued

slidecasts-to-be-discontinuedIn February, Slidecast announced that they would be shutting down their service on April 30, 2014. This was quite a shock and has left many disgruntled (even though it is a completely free service to some extent!).

Slidecast launched in 2007 and allows users to synchronize audio with their slides. While they have seen some great Slidecasts over the years, usage has not been as widespread as we they had originally hoped. A decision has now been made to cut the service completely.

Slidecast will be retired in two phases:

  • The ability to create and edit Slidecasts will end on Feb. 28, 2014
  • Existing Slidecasts will be converted to static presentations on SlideShare on April 30, 2014

To save Slidecast files in their original form, creators can download their Slidecasts from their ‘My Uploads’ section by April 30, 2014. After April 30, the company will convert existing Slidecasts (on the SlideShare site and embeds on other sites) into stand-alone, static presentations, so that there is not complete loss of content.

So what now?

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