Publishing Adobe Captivate Projects: SWF, HTML5, or Both?

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by Kevin Siegel      If you attend our  Adobe Captivate Beginner class , you will learn how to publish projects as SWF (for desktop users) and HTML5 (for mobile users).  Currently, the most common way to publish a Captivate project is as a Flash SWF, an excellent solution because SWF files provide the best multimedia experience for your learners. While HTML5 may one day completely replace SWF, today is not that day. SWF and HTML5 versions.

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The Open Screen Project – Will It Succeed?

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The most important one is Adobe removing restrictions on SWF and FLV/F4V specifications. So one can now develop software that can actually “play” SWF content. Since the start of the project virtually everyone has joined the project , except for Apple. Opera has released a HTML 5 version (Opera mobile) for Windows Mobile. Adobe recently announced AIR for Mobile devices.

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eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos

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This table shows compatible publish and playback versions for these codecs. Apart from these video encoders/ converters, other video editing software from Adobe and Apple also enable to export to FLV format of the video being edited. The embedded videos are played back from within SWF, so you can create your own components to control the video playback.

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Future Of Flash Is Open Source

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Adobe has released SWF specifications till its version 10. Lightspark, which has just released its latest version few days back, looks promising with its OpenGL based rendering. But the community has been in major chaos as Apple denied deploying apps developed using Flash IDE. Adobe, recently announced moving their open-source development to Sourceforge. Looks like a desire to speed up their open-source development around the Flash platform.

Learning Content in Crisis? The How and Why of Moving from Flash to HTML5

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It’s now less than a year before Adobe, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla pull the plug on Flash entirely. In an open letter from 2010 , Apple’s Steve Jobs identified several issues with Flash that meant the company would never feature native support for the standard.

How will Flash’s demise affect your SCORM courses?


Flash is the most popular output type, so it’s likely that your courses are SWF Flash-based. SWF courses do not work on certain devices; Apple devices. If your organization is running old versions of browsers then you’ll need to update them. Don’t create any more course content that is Flash SWF based. Support for Adobe Flash Player ends in 2020. And as Flash has been integral to eLearning for over 20 years, it’s retirement will have a significant effect.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

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Captivate Version 6. Swiffy converts SWF files to HTML5. Apart from supporting many common SWF features such as vector graphics, embedded fonts, images and timeline animation, it also converts basic ActionScript 2.0 This is a free eBook authoring application by Apple for iPad. Impatica for PowerPoint Version 5.

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Adaptive and Responsive Design for eLearning: Part 2


Driven in part by Apple’s decision in 2010 not to allow SWF files to run on the iPad, there has been an accelerating move away from Flash and towards the new emerging HTML 5 standards which allow most (but not all) of the same effects to be delivered without the downsides of dubious security, buggy code and outdated plugins.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

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Tablet-based content delivery of mlearning will win our "hearts & minds" over netbook-based content delivery thanks largely to the arrival of Apple's much rumored "iSlate" tablet offering. Reaction from Apple’s competition has predictable at the marketing level (“Yeah, we’ve got one of those too!”) or “Wait until you see the next version!”). Apple iOS , Android , BlackBerry , Windows Mo/Pho ). A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!

M-Learning: Landscape Changer: E-Reader

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Do you think Amazon is going to let Apple have a color tablet with e-reader capabilities and Amazon will stay in non-color field? Umm, lets see: Swf (yes, Flash and not Flash lite either) – An e-reader already boosts this as a new feature into the marketplace. Download the audio version of it, or video or both? I know that there are quite a few out there right now going HUH?? What about the smart phone, I mean they have been pitching the smart phone.

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