Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player?

Upside Learning

Smokescreen project is an effort to bring Flash player to the iPhone/iPad without installing the Flash plug-in. Primarily, it reads the binary SWF file and renders its animation and audio content to standard web compliant format. The Smokescreen project demos are available at this the smokescreen’s website , these demos will work on the HTML5 compatible browsers Firefox 3.6, Related posts: Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1–

Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Last week, while justifying Apple’s refusal to allow Flash player on iPhone/iPad, Steve Jobs wrote– “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ”. Cross Platform / Browser Compatibility – Every browser has its own rendering mechanism so an application developed for iPad Safari is not guaranteed to work well in other browsers like IE, Firefox or Chrome.

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Updates On HTML5 From Google I/O

Upside Learning

In one of my earlier post I have mentioned that HTML5 specifications lack in defining the audio/video format so different browsers support different video [Ogg Theora and H.264] formats making HTML5 development time consuming. This new format may just become a de-facto audio/video delivery standard in the future as the web browsers like Firefox, Opera and Chrome have already confirmed supporting this format.

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HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

It makes HTML more powerful by adding new elements like video and audio. Video & Audio – You can play video or audio in HTML 5 WITHOUT any plug-in required (like Flash or Silverlight], simply by using the new audio and video markup tags. The Mozilla Foundation has already implemented the open source Ogg Theora and Ogg Vorbis codecs for video in the beta of Firefox 3.5

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HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

It makes HTML more powerful by adding new elements like video and audio. Video & Audio – You can play video or audio in HTML 5 WITHOUT any plug-in required (like Flash or Silverlight], simply by using the new audio and video markup tags. The Mozilla Foundation has already implemented the open source Ogg Theora and Ogg Vorbis codecs for video in the beta of Firefox 3.5

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Flash: an End of an Era – What You Need To Know

Aptara

In 1996 Macromedia first introduced the Flash Player, developed to play videos, animations, and audio and to support enhanced interactivity in web browsers. Over the years web browsers matured and so did Flash Player, which became the most widely used plug-in to play multimedia elements on a web page. Frequent updates to Flash Player, and increases in its usage provided hackers with an opportunity to exploit the security vulnerability of Flash and to hack systems.

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 5: Presenter

CommLab India

Presenter 360 comes with an easy-to-use window that allows you to include navigation elements, branching, playlists, and Player tabs. Make the best use of audio in your online course – you can record, import, and edit audio, in a hassle-free manner. You can also ensure consistency in audio volume, across slides and interactivities. Player font size can be increased by up to 200% to help learners who have ocular problems.

Multimedia experiences growing stronger in HTML5

Aptara

The movement away from using Flash in both internal and external content by businesses has been slowed by one important factor: This language has been seen as the primary distribution method for rich multimedia such as audio and video. Viewers respond well to messages conveyed through more than text and static images, and a well-placed video clip or audio file can transform an informational document, giving it a compelling new purpose and improving its appeal.

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari) we will always use the SWF/HTML5 output. For example, where a learner doesn’t have access to the content through the Flash Player in a browser. Flash Player Version : Adobe Captivate generates the Flash (SWF) file in the Flash version that you choose (removed in the 2017 version of Adobe Captivate). Adobe Captivate is one of the best authoring tools available to eLearning professionals.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Guides exist that show how to apply WCAG to elearning , and to PDFs , and other aspects of online training like video, audio, and social media. Does the authoring tool enable the developers to create elearning that meets accessibility success criteria (set headings, adjust the tab order, hide elements from accessibility tools, add video captions, add audio description)? Can captions be added to audio-only content? Can audio be added to read text-only elements of videos?

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

Improves video and audio quality – extensively – thus your Social Learning/Social Media experience has just increased infinitely; Vivemo, Blip.tv and YouTube (beta) are already offering videos in HTML5 players. All the big browsers are supporting it i.e. Safari, Chrome, Microsoft IE9, Opera and soon FireFox (at time of writing, not yet). Video codecs enable you to view video on your computer (they exist in your player for example), and are already installed.

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

Improves video and audio quality – extensively – thus your Social Learning/Social Media experience has just increased infinitely; Vivemo, Blip.tv and YouTube (beta) are already offering videos in HTML5 players. All the big browsers are supporting it i.e. Safari, Chrome, Microsoft IE9, Opera and soon FireFox (at time of writing, not yet). Video codecs enable you to view video on your computer (they exist in your player for example), and are already installed.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Guides exist that show how to apply WCAG to elearning , and to PDFs , and other aspects of online training like video, audio, and social media. Does the authoring tool enable the developers to create elearning that meets accessibility success criteria (set headings, adjust the tab order, hide elements from accessibility tools, add video captions, add audio description)? Can captions be added to audio-only content? Can audio be added to read text-only elements of videos?

8 reasons for using HTML5 for authoring eLearning course

Adobe Captivate

For viewing eLearning course developed with Flash, the user has to first download a supported Flash player or plug-in compatible with browser in use. Support for HTML5 courses is extended by all browsers including latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer by Microsoft, iPhone or Apple devices’ Safari etc. There is no need for using particular player to view the content.

Apple missing the small picture

Clark Quinn

Apple allows cross-platform media players, whether hyperdocs (c.f. video and audio formats are playable). I hardly miss it on my browser (I have a Firefox extension that blocks it unless I explicitly open them, and I rarely use it; and I browse a lot )! I’ve previously discussed the fight between Apple and Adobe about Flash (e.g. here ), but I had a realization that I think is important.

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Flash is Dead: Long Live HTML5 for eLearning

LearnUpon

Modern browsers like Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and eventually Internet Explorer all became equipped to provide the powerful features associated with Flash, such as animation, scripting and video playback. For example, HTML5 enables video and audio content to render directly in the browser. Browsers have a bit of work to do on playback over poor internet connections (and I’d also criticise the feature-incomplete players embedded in the browsers).

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use.

6 things to keep in mind when publishing eLearning content

Firmwater

All major browsers have completely phased out the Flash Player plugin by default and are instead opting for mobile-friendly HTML5. In fact, Adobe plans to stop distributing Flash Player by 2020. Identify the types of browsers your learners are using (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, etc.) Is the flash player enabled for flash-based courses? Is the audio playing? Our customers often come to us with issues that arise when users engage with their learning content.

Extend eFront with modules for fun and profit

eFront

In the software world we call extensible programs “modular”, and their distinct units of functionality “modules” When those modules are installed separately and after the installation of the basic software, they are also called “plug-ins” and “add-ons” (think of browser add-ons/plug-ins, from the Flash Player and IE toolbars to the rich Firefox add-on ecosystem).

Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

New APIs and Frameworks – Adobe has developed many new capabilities in Flash Player, AS 3.0 has improved sound APIs which can now tell the sound level of the audio playing in Flash Player. Text layout framework – it’s a framework built on new text engine in Flash player 10 which can be used with AS 3.0. player which is not the case otherwise. developers have access to the binary data, allowing them to render any file format in Flash Player.

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari) we will always use the SWF/HTML5 output. For example, where a learner doesn’t have access to the content through the Flash Player in a browser. Flash Player Version : Adobe Captivate generates the Flash (SWF) file in the Flash version that you choose. Adobe Captivate is one of the best authoring tools available to eLearning professionals.

Flash currently optional, soon to be obsolete

Aptara

Urging people to switch Flash back on seems to be going against the tide of sentiment, so the answer is to change away from that format and to another that can display the same types of visual and audio information without plugins, such as HTML5. Komando gave instructions for disabling Flash in many different types of Internet browser, from Safari to Chrome to Firefox, and specified that this is the main way to dodge attacks based in the language.

Browser Testing: What If You Don’t Have the Right Browsers?

E-learning Uncovered

Operating systems include Windows, Mac, and Ubuntu, while browsers include Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera , and Safari. Absence of audio —Unfortunately, it’s not possible to test a course’s audio on CrossBrowserTesting.com. On this project, that wasn’t a problem since there was no audio. Screen size —For many of the browsers, the player didn’t quite fit in the screen, resulting in testers having to use a scroll bar when testing each slide.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

LearnWorlds’ Interactive Video Player. LearnWorlds is the only course-platform that comes with a built-in interactive video player. The player adds a layer of interactivity on top of the videos with an easy-to-use editor. Final Cut Pro is also a tool for Mac only, offering advanced features such as editing, audio, motion graphics, a VR headset playback, advanced color grading and built-in controls to create, edit and deliver closed captions.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

For consumers in general, smartphones are number one in the market, then PGPs (Portable Game Players) and so on. Some enable audio, video, plus more.epub is the standard format used by nearly everyone including Apple, but not Amazon who is still in proprietary mode. Portable Game Players. When everyone was using Internet Explorer, one vendor said, hmm what about “Firefox&# – and it worked.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

For consumers in general, smartphones are number one in the market, then PGPs (Portable Game Players) and so on. Some enable audio, video, plus more.epub is the standard format used by nearly everyone including Apple, but not Amazon who is still in proprietary mode. Portable Game Players. When everyone was using Internet Explorer, one vendor said, hmm what about “Firefox&# – and it worked.

Product Review: Liquid Authoring Content Authoring Tool

eLearning 24-7

jpg,gif,png), audio file (.mp3), In test version, product did not work in FireFox, had problems in Safari, but worked well in Internet Explorer. Limits audio files to.mp3. When selecting a file within the library, you have to double click it to have it go into the course, even though you click once to choose it and it will identify what type – image, audio/video depending on the option button you select. Product: Liquid Authoring.