Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

TechSmith Camtasia

It can digitize and compress an audio or video signal for transmission and convert an incoming signal to audio or video for reception. A container is the file that contains your video, audio streams, and any closed caption files as well. Audio actually uses its own codecs.

9 Free Tools That Help Me Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Audacity is an open source audio editor. I usually record my audio directly in the rapid elearning tools. However, if I have a larger project, then I like to break my production up into chunks and keep my audio separate. For rapid elearning converting to the SWF and FLV Flash formats are important and Format Factory supports this. I mainly use it to convert FLV to other media for easy editing since I can’t find an easy FLV editor. SWF Player.

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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. Audio (F6) formats include MP3 and WAV. This format compresses the audio file but quality is lost. Video formats include AVI, MOV, MPEG, WMV, ASF, and FLV.

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Turn PowerPoint Storyboards into Rapid e-Learning Masterpieces

Trivantis

Audio – Use the Record Narration function to record within Snap! Flash animations – Add existing SWF or FLV files to Snap! by Lectora® rapid e-Learning software is a flexible and powerful PowerPoint plug-in tool that makes rapid e-Learning content creation super speedy. To further save on development time, many e-Learning professionals draft out their course, or storyboard, using PowerPoint software.

Turn PowerPoint Storyboards into Rapid e-Learning Masterpieces

Trivantis

Audio – Use the Record Narration function to record within Snap! Flash animations – Add existing SWF or FLV files to Snap! by Lectora® rapid e-Learning software is a flexible and powerful PowerPoint plug-in tool that makes rapid e-Learning content creation super speedy. To further save on development time, many e-Learning professionals draft out their course, or storyboard, using PowerPoint software.

Articulate ’09: Tips for Resolving Common Issues

Upside Learning

The latest version, Articulate ’09, has some interesting new features like Single-slide Preview, FLV Support, Easy Audio Editor, and Articulate Branding Removed. To get around this, we created a new custom certificate wherein the HTML file containing the certificate SWF file extracts the user name from the LMS using a SCORM API. Articulate’s suite of products rate high in the rapid authoring segment.

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Camtasia Studio Training Hits the Road.

TechSmith Camtasia

Setting up audio and recording system audio. MP4, SWF, FLV, WMV - which one? Calling all Camtasia Studio users! Ryan Eash, from TechSmith's User Assistance team, is hitting the road for the EDUCAUSE conference. Before the conference starts, he will give a few training sessions in California.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

AUDIO RECORDING AND EDITING. Audacity is an audio recording and editing application with a lot of the features you find in commercial products. It works on all platforms and is probably the most popular free audio program around. It doesn’t have video or audio chat, though. CamStudio can record all the screen actions on your computer, as well as an audio narrative, and create AVI files which can converted to a streaming Flash (SWF) format.

Using Shortcut Keys to Increase Your Productivity

Adobe Captivate

Record audio. Import audio. Preview the project in a web browser (SWF). Find audio in the Library/Change text to Bold. Show/hide the SWF-Commenting pane. Show Audio Management panel. Insert an FLV file. Shortcut keys provide an easier and quicker way to navigate and use Adobe Captivate. They let you use keyboard key combinations instead of a mouse or program menu. The common shortcut keys are listed in the table.

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Review of Snap! 1.1 Update

E-learning Uncovered

Keeping Up” features : Add FLV video, branch using the player’s Next/Back buttons, hide slides in the navigation panel, disable navigation on individual slides, and customize/translate text labels. Differentiating features: Use PowerPoint page transitions, add a controller to audio or video added via PowerPoint, End Show action that closes the course window, submit quiz and survey results via CGI. Have more than one swf per slide.

Product Review: Lectora Snap! Empower

eLearning 24-7

Library pulls in your video, audio, flash and image files right from your video,image, flash, audio folders on your computer – GREAT IDEA – although I wish they added HTML5. Audio recorder and adding audio. When you move over a video MP4 file onto your page, it converts to FLV video – but when you decide to publish and select video – you can output the entire project as a MP4. Audio – Add audio to the page, similar to above issue.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Audio Resources. Levelator : automatically adjust the audio levels in your narration. Audacity : free open source audio recording and editing software. Myna : easy-to-use online audio editor that includes a library of assets. Creative Commons audio : good sites to get free audio for your courses. Preview Flash content on your computer: SWF Player and FLV Player [ original post ]. Also includes video, illustration, and audio clips.