Convert Photo Slideshow to MP4 Video

Posted at 2016/10/19

Pholody provides unique service to convert photo slideshows to mp4 video files. A video file has several advantages compared to online player.

  • MP4 video is almost playable on any modern devices, even on those that have no web browser or internet connection.
  • Video file has guaranteed frame rate. So you will get consistent replay experience across all devices. In contrast, online player is powered by browser's JavaScript engine, which works in best-effort manner, thus may be slow on some mobile devices.
  • You can post video files to more popular online video sites such as YouTube.

To convert a photo slideshow to video file, you need upload it to server first. After upload, go to account manage page, you will see your photo slideshows listed there. Below the cover image of each slideshow, there should be a Download as video button.

Photo slideshow work list in account manage page

Click the button, you will see a dialog box showing download options.

Photo slideshow to video option dialog box

There are two kinds of videos available. The standard video is free, with 720 pixels in width. The high quality video costs $2.98, with 1440 pixels in width, which produces 4 times as many pixels as standard version. In most cases, the standard video is good enough. However, if you have enthusiasm for higher picture quality, try the high quality video, which will definitely wow you at the end.


Choose a version and click the corresponding Request button. Then your request will be submitted to Pholody server. The video making is done at server side. Your device will keep cool when the server is busy making video.

  • If choose the high quality version, you will be directed to PayPal's site to finish the payment, then back to Pholody. You can cancel the payment if changed idea before pushing the pay button.

Usually the video can be ready within less than 5 minutes. During that time, you will see a yellow lamp at the corner of Download as video button, indicating the work is in progress.

Photo slideshow to video conversion in progress


When ready, you will get an email notification as below.

Email notification on video ready for download


  • The notification mail comes from Make sure your mail service provider won't reject mails from that address.

Go to account manage page again, you will find the yellow lamp turned to green. Click Download as video button again, you will find a link showing the size of video file at the top of dialog box. As noted in email, the link is only valid for 5 days. You need download it as soon as possible.

Link showing a video file is ready for download

So just click the link and enjoy the video. smiley

For any question or advice, please feel free to leave a message here.

Last update: 2019/09/13