Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

TechSmith Camtasia

While there are a plethora of video file types, which consist of codecs and containers, choosing the right one doesn’t have to be complicated — but it certainly can be. You may have heard the phrase video codec when referring to video files. Make a video in Camtasia today!

Using Lectora to Sync Audio

Integrated Learnings

Most multimedia developers are familiar with audio timing in frame based applications like Adobe Flash and other movie editing software. The format of the audio file is important because only Flash Video (FLV) files can be used for syncing events to audio. For example, if you created your audio as a WAV file, you will need to use a program like Adobe Media Encoder to convert it to an FLV file. by Jonathan Shoaf.

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9 Free Tools That Help Me Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Movie maker comes with your Windows PC so most likely you already have it on your computer. It’s an easy-to-use video editor. There are other free applications, and of course if you use a Mac, you have your own video editor. In either case, it’s easy to shoot video with a simple digital camera and edit it without a lot of expense. Click here to view some Movie Maker tutorials. Format Factory lets you convert media from one format to another.

M is for Media

Clive on Learning

I'm now convinced it's media - simple, linear audio and video. Leslie demonstrated how easy it was to narrate a PowerPoint presentation, export it as an MP4 video and play it back on a video iPod. So, I took the presentation on The story of the 30-minute masters that I created last week in Articulate and decided to re-create it in a movie format that would work for both YouTube and the iPod (MP4). I thought about Captivate, but that only exports Flash movies (SWFs).

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Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

Flash Widgets One of my biggest issues with Captivate as a serious eLearning tool, up to now, has been the limited feature set and the difficulty in extending that feature set. It has long been known that we can add Flash video and interactive swf content into Captivate, but doing so is not as simple as we would like, and there is no easy way to communicate data between the imported content and the host Captivate movie.