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. Here’s is what Simon Willison has to say about Smokescreen: Chris Smoak’s Smokescreen, “a Flash player written in JavaScript”, is an incredible piece of work. Related posts: Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1–

The Demise of the Flash Player – What Do I Do Now?

Adobe Captivate

Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats. This announcement has a major impact on any organization which has e-learning courses published to run in Adobe Flash player. And for more than a decade, if you took or built an e-learning course, chances are high that you published or viewed it in the Flash player. swf,htm).

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5 Reasons Why You Should Convert Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

Steps to Convert SWF to HTML5 . Presently, the HTML5 vs SWF/ Flash debate has all but disappeared, with the former appearing as the clear winner. If you too intend to convert your SWF files into HTML5 and are looking for ways to do it, then look no further. This article will provide a step-by-step method to convert SWF into HTML5 and will also explain why HTML5 is such a compelling alternative to Flash (Hint: the answer lies in interoperability!).

5 Reasons Why You Should Convert Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

5 Steps to Convert SWF to HTML5 . If you too intend to convert your SWF files into HTML5 and are looking for ways to do it, then look no further. This article will provide a step-by-step method to convert SWF into HTML5 and will also explain why HTML5 is such a compelling alternative to Flash (Hint: the answer lies in interoperability!). Despite all these benefits, it is a little rudimentary on the mobile front and thus requires an Adobe Flash Player plug-in to operate.

Time to Migrate eLearning Courses from Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

These Flash files could be viewed on browsers using a Flash player, and on the PC using some third-party applications. Given that Flash will become obsolete by next year, it becomes imperative for publishers to migrate their existing eLearning content from Flash to HTML5 , which offers several benefits such as: Lower Development Costs: With HTML 5 you can use a single batch of code to convert your files from SWF to HTML5 files.

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.

Adobe Captivate: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For example, if you select the Enable Accessibility option and you have filled in the project name and project description text boxes in Project preferences, a screen reader will read the name and description when the Adobe Captivate SWF file is played. Password protection (If an Adobe Captivate SWF file is password protected, the prompt for a password is read by screen readers). Note: To access Flash files using a screen reader, users must have Flash Player 9 or later installed.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For example, if you select the 508 Compliance and you have filled in the project name and project description text boxes in Project preferences, a screen reader will read the name and description when the Adobe Captivate SWF file is played. Password protection (If an Adobe Captivate SWF file is password protected, the prompt for a password is read by screen readers). Note:  To access Flash files using a screen reader, users must have Flash Player 9 or later installed.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For example, if you select the 508 Compliance and you have filled in the project name and project description text boxes in Project preferences, a screen reader will read the name and description when the Adobe Captivate SWF file is played. Password protection (If an Adobe Captivate SWF file is password protected, the prompt for a password is read by screen readers). Note:  To access Flash files using a screen reader, users must have Flash Player 9 or later installed.

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. SWF Player. SWF Player lets you view Flash SWF files. FLV Player.

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

Output Format: Here you can choose to publish your SCORM as Flash (SWF), or HTML5, or both. If you publish to Flash (SWF), your learners can view the course on their desktop computers. If you publish to both SWF and HTML5, the learner can view the course on desktop computers, iPads, and mobile devices (The 2017 version features only an option of HTML for output). For example, where a learner doesn’t have access to the content through the Flash Player in a browser.

Estimating Time for Rebuilding an Existing Course Library with Captivate

Adobe Captivate

This process may assist you in the next year or two as we prepare for potential course re-development opportunities due to the slow but eventual demise of the Flash player. These text-only (no audio) courses were built more than five years ago with a lesser known authoring tool, and the finished products were generated in Flash. Tap into the audio path into the brain by replacing large blocks of onscreen text with voiceover narration.

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.

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What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 7: Engage 360

CommLab India

Excellent audio capabilities; you can record, import and edit audio clips in a hassle-free manner. Engage 360 allows you to record and import video files; you can set videos to play automatically or incorporate Player controls. Flash objects and interactivities in the SWF format can be inserted. Engage360 comes with a responsive Player that enables learners to interact with the course content smoothly, on the device of their choice.

Move from Flash to HTML5 – and Still Keep Your Super Powers!

Illumen Group

Some older courses were built with text only and no audio. Take inventory of your courses, especially those requiring a Flash Player to view. If any of the files have the extension.flv or.swf, it relies on the Flash player. swf,htm). By doing so, you will help ensure your learners have continued access to your course content after the Flash Player is no longer available. Move from Flash to HTML5 – and Still Keep Your Super Powers!

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

Output Format: Here you can choose to publish your SCORM as Flash (SWF), or HTML5, or both. If you publish to Flash (SWF), your learners can view the course on their desktop computers. If you publish to both SWF and HTML5, the learner can view the course on desktop computers, iPads, and mobile devices. Export PDF: The Flash (SWF) file generated is inserted into a PDF file and then published.

TCC09: Podcasting with Section 508

Experiencing eLearning

AAC (m4a)–audio. Pop filters–you can buy it at any audio supply or use an old screen door and bend it around your mic. Save to CD, swf, avi, mp3, Quicktime. multitrack audio for Mac. Transcripts can be used if it’s just audio (mp3 or radio). Most people at their university use media players, not iPods. Podcast logo. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My comments in italics. Presenters: Dr. John R.

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. Add SWF files, Captivate movies, and Camtasia screencasts to your course. Learners can be allowed to skip Player navigation.

Camtasia Studio Training Hits the Road.

TechSmith Camtasia

Setting up audio and recording system audio. MP4, SWF, FLV, WMV - which one? Customizing your Flash player settings. 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.

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. In this case, try setting the player template display at an optimal level and avoid scaling (this worked most of the times for us). 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.

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Camtasia Training in Philadelphia

TechSmith Camtasia

Audio enhancements. MP4, SWF, FLV, WMV - which one? Customizing your Flash player settings. Get hands-on Camtasia Studio training from TechSmith's top trainers! We're coming to Philadelphia to give you the one-on-one Camtasia Studio training experience. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the basics, or an intermediate user in need of some tips and tricks, we have a Camtasia Studio training class that's right for you.

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.

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. Branching via the player’s Next button.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

For iPads, content can be played via Safari browser but for an enhanced experience, you can publish it for Articulate Mobile Player , a native iOS application that optimizes courses only for iPads. 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

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Interactivity in Software Tutorials?

Adobe Captivate

It can be used as standalone asset; the viewer only needs a mp4 player which is available on each system. Replacing a draft audio file in a Video Demo can be a pain, but for software sims it is much easier to split the recording of the video part and the recording of the slide audio clips. Those are SWF-based but will be converted to MP4 when publishing to HTML5. Standalone version (exe): not sure what the future will be when Flash Player has died. Intro.

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.

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. Offers the general publish as a mobile video device at 100% – but are they referring to all mobile devices or tablets or portable gaming players? Audio – Add audio to the page, similar to above issue.

Review of Snap by Lectora and how it stacks up against Articulate

Unicorn Training

swf) can be imported with ease and re-sized accordingly. Other Media TypesThe other media options are:Web Window: Used to display a website or HTML content within a slide.Attachments: Links to or attached documents e.g. PDFsInterface OptionsWhen publishing a course in Snap you have a choice of five different player templates (or skins) to choose from. What is itSnap by Lectora is a new rapid eLearning development tool created by Trivantis (creators of Lectora).With

10 Widely Used Authoring Tools that Support HTML5 and Empower E-learning

CommLab India

swf) worked well on desktops and laptops and for many years, Flash ruled the e-learning world. Articulate Mobile Player in Storyline is an iOS application helps you optimize your online courses for iPads. You can build interactive e-learning courses with rich text content, multimedia elements of audio and video, graphics, and assessments. As technology evolves the workforce seeks more interactivity and access to learning programs on multiple devices.

Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content

BrightCarbon

Flash content also poses a security risk if the required plug-in Player is not regularly updated. PowerPoint records the audio and the mouse pointer by default. To turn them off, deselect Audio and/or Record Pointer on the Control Dock.

M-Learning: Landscape Changer: E-Reader

eLearning 24-7

″ Now, a new player hit the market with a 10.7″ Umm, lets see: Swf (yes, Flash and not Flash lite either) – An e-reader already boosts this as a new feature into the marketplace. This e-reader also had the color screen too.PPT – Another e-reader player has it; many offer.txt,pdf; some offer.doc as well.WMV,AVI, MP3,MP4,ASF – E-readers hitting the marketplace are starting to offer these features as well. Heck sims using.swf , audio/video, etc.

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35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

The links are swf (Flash) files. Choose the Flash player to open the file and then you can maximize it for full screen viewing. Tips for Audio and Voice Overs - Visual Lounge , March 18, 2010 One of the biggest challenges in video is getting good audio. Chris McQueen, one of TechSmith’s instructional designers, shares his secrets on how he gets great audio for the videos he creates! Camtasia Studio 7 - Sneak Peek, Audio Enhancements , March 26, 2010.