Adobe Captivate 5.5: Lowering the Size of Published SWFs

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Fortunately, adding interactivity to a lesson does not negatively impact the size of the published SWF. Rather, imported assets such as audio, video and images are the main culprits behind SWF bloat. There are some things that you can do while working in Captivate that may lower the size of the published SWF. However, if you can trim the lesson down to 2-3 minutes of playtime, you'll save on SWF file size. by Kevin Siegel.

Compressing Media in Your E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

In my last blog post , I shared the basic reasoning behind optimizing your e-learning media files and how to reduce file size using external tools. You can choose from a Standard setting (an optimized compression level designed to keep file size low and still maintain quality) or Custom if you’d like to manually set the quality settings for the different media types. The Optimized for Web Delivery settings use optimized compression levels to keep file size low.

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E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

When developing an eLearning course using rapid authoring tools, you should know which format is supported by the tool to import audio files, videos, and images. If the tool does not support the image, video, or audio format you want to import, you will have to waste time converting them into the required format. JPEG: (Joint Photographic Experts Group) Possible to reduce the size and quality of the original image. PICT: Classic Macintosh QuickDraw file.

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Captivate Library

Adobe Captivate

Captivate accepts high quality images, animations, FLVs, audio files etc. i.e. Audio, Background, Images, Media and Presentations. How often do you use the same image,audio clip or the same animation in a single project. b] Use resources from another CP file. d] Details about Size, Usage. It's very important to keep an eye on the size of final published swf. Although.swf compresses the data, lesser the size of original project, better it is.

Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content

BrightCarbon

If you do not have the source files for the course, or the course was built with obsolete software, recording the content as a video is a decent option. Here’s how: Open a blank PowerPoint file. PowerPoint records the audio and the mouse pointer by default.