FMR SWF Edit

Adobe Captivate

Till Adobe Captivate 4, Full Motion Recording (FMR) SWF editing feature existed as a separate application outside captivate. This feature supports the following operations – trimming of frames from an FMR SWF, inserting FMR SWFs in to another FMR SWF, splitting of FMR SWFs and merging a set of FMR SWFs. Note that this FMR edit doesn’t modify any of the other objects, such as audio etc, on the slide as this feature is designed for editing of FMR SWFs than FMR Slides.

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Q&A: Audio in Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Recently I answered several questions about Audio in Captivate. Although personally I mostly use Adobe Audition to record and edit audio clips for Captivate, this blog will focus only on the Audio features within Captivate. In the past I have posted several articles about audio. Merging of Audio clips (slide audio). For HMTL5 output audio (and video) has to be generated when entering a slide with audio. Library and Audio.

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Learning Interactions and Audio

Adobe Captivate

A question posted recently is at the base of this short post: “a way to stop the main slide audio when a tab on the interaction is clicked” I pointed to an older blog where you can find some tips for using learning interactions, about their limitations etc. The audio referred to in the question was slide audio, the used Learning interaction was Tabs. Audio Problem. That interaction allows to add audio to a button, which is object audio.

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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!). This latest version of HTML operates with more audio and video capabilities and has reached a state of complete interoperability.

Synchronizing Audio and Animation Timings with Adobe Presenter 7

Adobe Captivate

You can add animation effects and SWF files along with narration, quizzes, and simulations to transform the drab presentations into interactive multimedia experiences. Rapid Authoring "Elearning authoring tools" adobe presenter Audio Sync rapid elearningAdobe Presenter is a great tool for creating Flash-based eLearning courses from within Microsoft PowerPoint.

Time to Migrate eLearning Courses from Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

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. The advantage is that you don’t have to scroll pages to access interactive learning content and also audio and video files do not take too much time to load.

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.

Typing Text – HTML output

Adobe Captivate

You are probably aware of the fact that Text animations are SWF-based and cannot be used for HTML5 output. Did I use audio? Here is a screenshot of the timeline panel: Audio. As explained before, I would have preferred an audio clip extended for the duration of the text, but doesn’t have all applications installed on my travel device. I inserted it as looping background audio, and muted that background audio on all slides except this typing text slide.

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JavaScript works in HTML 5 output but not SWFoutput

Adobe Captivate

Yet I have some roll over captions I cannot remove and so must publish in SWF. In SWF in browser and in final publishing the JavaScipt won’t work. css(“visibility”,”hidden”); // hide the audio button. Hi, When I test my JavaScript it works in HTML5 in browser. The script is below. Please let me know what I can do. $(“#” + “AudioOn”).css(“visibility”,”hidden”);

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Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

Should be able to import external Flash SWF as well as audio and video in variety of popular formats. I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. When do I use it? What do I like about it? What do I not like about it? For many tools, the answers are as expected.

Adobe Captivate 6: Delivering Standalone eLearning Lessons

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If the learner is going to access the lesson over the internet (either from a web server or an LMS), publishing SWF and/or HTML5 is the way to go. If you decide to publish a SWF, the learner will use a web browser to access the lesson. In addition to the web browser, the learner must have the free Adobe Flash Player on the computer to view the SWF. Just remember that neither SWF nor HTML5 are good standalone options.

Adobe Captivate: Live, Online Training Now Available in Central European Time Zone Hours

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  You will learn how to make your lessons engaging and interactive by creating quizzes, adding text captions, animations, videos, rollovers, clickable areas (buttons and click boxes), typing areas, voiceover audio, and sound effects. And you will learn how to publish your lessons for the widest possible audience including how to output both Flash (SWF) and HTML5 (so that your lessons will play on such mobile devices as the Apple iPad).

Adobe Builds Rome in a Day

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

According to Dove, "This product lets users produce printed, electronic, and Web-based documents featuring integrated graphics, photos, text, video, audio, animation, and interactivity. Project Rome offers output in formats such as PDF, SWF, JPG, PNG, SVG, or FXG or Web files for either an Adobe or third-party-hosted Website."

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Adobe Captivate 8 Tutorials

Adobe Captivate

Learn about the common JavaScript platform for SWF and HTML5 in Adobe Captivate 8. Video Adobe Captivate audio Captivate Free tutorial Getting Started Responsive software simulation symmetrical video web objects What's new Learn about Adobe Captivate from Experts. Below are links to videos that will guide you through the extraordinary features of Adobe Captivate. Come back to this page often as our collection is always growing.

How to Convert Flash courses to HTML5 Efficiently

42 Design Square

Flash SWF Course files created Using Bespoke Adobe Flash FLA: Mostly, these cannot be quickly converted to HTML5 elearning. Some assets can be extracted from published SWF output, more assets can be extracted if you have the FLA files. Scenario A: You have only the published SWF output. Published Output: Mostly they will be SWF files in a folder or if you are lucky, these could also hold HTML5 mobile content files if the course was published to a dual standard.

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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.

Taking Legacy Flash eLearning to HTML5

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Does the content contain a lot of audio, video, animation, or custom complex interactions? The article includes step-by-step instructions for migrating legacy SWF content to HTML5 including using a stepped approach to upgrading legacy projects, using SVG icons available in the Assets area instead of dated images, and a clever suggestion to make a video out of the project and make it an interactive video in Captivate 2019.

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). Tips for Creating 508-compliant Adobe Captivate SWF Files. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Presenter 9: Beginning Training

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Then you will learn how to record and edit voiceover audio. Finally, you will also learn how to publish the finished eLearning content as both SWF and PDF. Have you created a PowerPoint presentation and need to convert it into an eLearning course? Perhaps you need to add a quiz to the presentation and be able to track learner success?

"Adobe Captivate 7: The Essentials" Workbook Now Available

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You’ll learn to record, import and edit audio, and further enhance the learner experience by adding interactivity via click boxes, buttons and text entry boxes. Finally, you’ll learn to publish your project in SWF and HTML5 formats so that your content can be uploaded to a web server for consumption on virtually any device, including the iPad, iPhone and other mobile devices.

Adobe Captivate 6: High Fidelity PowerPoint Imports

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

During a standard PowerPoint import process, PowerPoint pptx presentations are first converted to the ppt format, and then converted to SWF. and audio bookmarks were not supported within Captivate. In Captivate 6, if you select the new  High Fidelity  option, the import process will take native pptx files directly to Captivate SWF (the ppt conversion is skipped).

"Adobe Captivate 9: The Essentials Workbook" Now Shipping

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You'll be able to record, import and edit audio, and further enhance the learner experience by adding interactivity via click boxes, buttons, and text entry boxes.   Last, but not least, you'll learn to publish your project in SWF and HTML5 formats so that your content can be uploaded to a web server for consumption on virtually any device, including the iPad, iPhone, and other mobile devices.

Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player?

Upside Learning

Primarily, it reads the binary SWF file and renders its animation and audio content to standard web compliant format. It runs entirely in the browser, reads in SWF binaries, unzips them (in native JS), extracts images and embedded audio and turns them in to base64 encoded data:uris, then stitches the vector graphics back together as animated SVG. Smokescreen project is an effort to bring Flash player to the iPhone/iPad without installing the Flash plug-in.

Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

It captures the mouse movements, clicks and on screen changes along with any narration audio which can be recorded through attached microphone lively and in sync with the capturing screen. Unlike screen capturing tools, the published output is not just a passive video, but is in a fully interactive format such as Flash SWF. Previously when I discussed freeform and template-based rapid content authoring tools, I kept software simulation tools aside.

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). Tips for Creating 508-compliant Adobe Captivate SWF Files.

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). Tips for Creating 508-compliant Adobe Captivate SWF Files.

Things to Consider Before Investing in eLearning Development Tools

Hurix Digital

Which video elements will help you effectively narrate the story – audio/simulations/animations/graphics? Flash (SWF files) created a revolution when it was first introduced in the use of graphics and interactive elements; however, it suffered a setback thanks to current trends in eLearning systems and gradually lost relevance. Many eLearning development tools also provide advanced features for storytelling that allow content designers to sync audio and video. Overview.

How to Reduce Flash-to-HTML5 Conversion Costs

42 Design Square

Collate all previous versions of storyboards and audio recording scripts. Note that the SWF published files won’t be of much reuse when repurposing. 3) REUSING THE AUDIO: Audio recording costs are a significant part of elearning development costs. If you do not see yourself doing edits, audio extraction software may help you extract the audio files from your existing flash courses.

Games and Interactions for Articulate

eLearning Brothers

Input your text, images, and audio. swf). Are you an Articulate user? Are you looking for a way to easily create games and interactions to make your courses more engaging? You’re in luck…I’d like to introduce eLearningInteractions.com. This tool is browser-based and has tons of different template interactions and games to choose from. You don’t need to know flash or programming! Now you can quickly create eLearning interactions and games for Articulate.

New Tool: Create Awesome eLearning Interactions Online

eLearning Brothers

Input your text, images, and audio. swf) and use it in your next course. swf) Download. Make your eLearning Awesome! Quickly create eLearning Interactions. We’re excited to announce that you can now build amazing flash activities, quizzes, and games without using Flash or any programming. eLearning Interactions is an online tool that allows you to quickly build interactions that can be downloaded and embedded in whatever eLearning authoring software you use.

The 4 S’s of mobile design

E-Learning Provocateur

Given the iPhone can’t play swf files, I have to make sure I either don’t use them or I use an alternative format – potentially HTML5. Who knows… maybe Apple will do a backflip and start playing swf’s after all? Other formats that should be considered in terms of cross-platform compatability include audio (which I suggest is best delivered as mp3) and video (which I suggest is best delivered as mp4).

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Adobe Presenter 7.0.7 is HERE with ActionScript 3.0 Support

mLearning Revolution

When installed, you will see a new ribbon added to your version of PowerPoint, as illustrated here in yellow: Using the tools in this Ribbon you can bring your static PowerPoint files to life with audio, video, interactive Flash content, Quizzes and more, in order to create interactive eLearning modules and well as high-impact marketing and sales presentations. Today I’m happy to report that our much anticipated update of Adobe Presenter with full support for ActionScript 3.0 (AS3)

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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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). Adobe Captivate is one of the best authoring tools available to eLearning professionals.

eLearning Interactions - add Flash-based interactions to your courses

Take an e-Learning Break

You can easily create an interaction - pick the interaction template, insert your content (including text, audio and images) and apply a theme. You can save the interaction for future editing and/or download it as a SWF file for inclusion in your eLearning course. Do you want a quick and easy way to add interactive elements to your training course? The eLearning Interactions product is one to add to your toolbox.

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Get rid of White start screen with Black button (HTML output)

Adobe Captivate

For SWF output you had the choice: it was possible to change the default setting which was to have a movie playing automatically after loading. I often disabled that option when embedding SWF’s on my blog (look at older articles), especially when audio was involved because it is not very polite to have audio being pushed to the reader automatically. Intro.

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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.

Estimating Time for Rebuilding an Existing Course Library with Captivate

Adobe Captivate

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. Publish them in HTML5 rather than swf output. Knowing that I am increasing interactivity and adding audio, I allowed for 3 development hours per screen, regardless of type.

Adobe Captivate: Repurpose Preferences

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In the SWF Size and Quality area, I set the quality to Medium. I also visited the Publish Settings and changed the Frames Per Second to 20 (30 is the default) and disabled both Enable Accessibility and Play tap audio for recorded typing. by Kevin Siegel.