How To Edit Video: Reducing File Size

Visual Lounge

Video file size can be tricky and the concept of reducing video file size has many technical variables associated with it. You may want to reduce file size to more easily send to your co-workers, or complete your upload to YouTube quicker.

CPTX file size

Adobe Captivate

User has reported a CPTX file size increase issue in Captivate-5. Tags: Technical Support Under the hood Adobe Captivate 5 CPTX file size We have identified the issue and have a easy workaround for the problem. Issue will be fixed in the next release of Captivate.

File size limit for CP executable

Adobe Captivate

Is there a max size and number of Cp slides limit? Discussion executable Executable size file_sizeAsking for a colleague. I have a 430 slide project which publishes to a 391MB unzipped Windows Executable.exe and either loads with a grey circle icon with exclamation mark in it or just a black screen. If I remove a few slides (from anywhere in the project) it loads fine. Seems like I’ve hit a ceiling. That should do for now.

How to Play the eLearning File Size Game Without Losing Quality

eLearning Brothers

Have you ever had to play the File Size Game? The game we play is when we decrease course file sizes to load faster for your learners without losing quality. You might want to have a file size game plan. File Size Game Strategy.

Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media

E-learning Uncovered

Some of these photos had a file size of 10MB or higher. Imagine building an e-learning course with dozens of photos this size–the course size would cause all sorts of problems with the students. Optimizing your graphic, audio, and video files will help reduce the size of your e-learning courses. Resizing pictures or videos on the slide doesn’t change the size of the underlying file. The downside of optimizing media files?

get the file size you want.

Adobe Captivate

File size could be an important consideration in creating eLearning contents especially in cases when it has to be put on websites or blogs. I was going through few discussions on web about file sizes best practices in Adobe Captivate. adobe captivate file size.

Simple vs. Complex eLearning Design

eLearning Brothers

Although, depending on the number of design elements you need to make this could save you time and file size. Small File Size. This type of design often takes hours or days to complete and when saved their files are enormous. Large File Size.

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Adobe Captivate: Two-Bits for the Best Rate

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Constant Bitrates (CBRs) produce smaller file sizes. By contrast, Variable Bitrates (VBRs) tend to produce audio with a higher, more consistent quality level than CBRs, but the VBR file sizes will be larger than CBRs. by Kevin Siegel.

Illustrated People Pictures

eLearning Brothers

Each pack includes: 45 poses.png files with transparent, cutout backgrounds. Individual file size: 100 KB (may vary slightly). Need some illustrated people for your next training course? We have just released packs of characters with transparent backgrounds.

Daily Bookmarks 07/25/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Mark Siegriest is trying to find the best audio settings to balance sound quality and file size. The most surprising finding in this is that at the lowest bitrates, the file size actually went up, not down. 32kbps was the smallest file size in his sampling. elearninglive.com » Captivate Audio Output Settings Comparison - Part One - Encoding Bitrate. Results of an experiment on the encoding bitrate for Captivate.

How To Swap Out a Logo

Knowledge Guru

Click the ‘CHOOSE FILE’ button. Make sure the new image has a correct file size and has the right dimensions. Every Knowledge Guru game comes with it’s own default logo.

Ben Franklin m-Learning Course

eLearning Cyclops

This one uses quite a few imported graphics making the file size quite a bit larger than prior courses (533kb), but still a very manageable size even for my Nokia S40. My Ben Franklin MinuteBio is finally complete and now available at MinuteBio.com.

Adobe Captivate 5: Two-Bits for the Best Rate

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

 Constant Bitrates (CBRs) produce smaller file sizes. By contrast, Variable Bitrates (VBRs) tend to produce audio with a higher, more consistent quality level than CBRs but the VBR file sizes will be larger than CBRs. by Kevin Siegel.

How to reduce demo recording bloat?

Adobe Captivate

This stuff often gets recorded in my demos, which causes extra editing and file size bloat. What is the best way to reduce periods of inactivitywait in demo recordings? I just want the recording to contain the user’s actual actions and any processing activity by the system. Having a script helps, but there has to be option to optimize the content of my recordings. The post How to reduce demo recording bloat? appeared first on eLearning.

Tips to Convert E-learning to HTML5 Seamlessly with Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

Take into consideration the different screen sizes of the devices learners will access their learning on, while deciding the onscreen elements (HTML5 courses can be accessed on any device such as desktop, laptop, iPad, tablet, or any other Smartphone).

Do You Hear That? It’s Your eLearning Course Sounding Better

eLearning Brothers

Most rapid authoring tools work best with the MP3 file format, and if you’re dealing with narrations, there’s no need to export higher than 128 kbps (CD quality). You could export to 320 kbps but that kind of quality is unnecessary and will just be a larger file size.

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Using PowerPoint Shapes in Captivate

Adobe Captivate

And, look how small the file size is. Sometimes, your file size can bloat when you import images. We will cover a few ways to reduce image file size in the next blog post. Using PowerPoint Shapes in Captivate.

Here Are Some Free Animated Gifs

Rapid eLearning

Header graphics are mostly decorative so the trick is to get decent enough quality while keeping the file size down (which is a major challenge with animated.gifs). I’m did a workshop on simple ways to create animated.gifs for e-learning courses.

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Spy Challenge eLearning Flash Game Template

eLearning Brothers

Each template is fully customizable in Flash (we give you the.fla Flash source file). Specs: Files included: Fla and.swf. File size: Final.swf only 144 KB. Another great Flash eLearning game template from e-LearningTemplates.com.

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Reduce the Size of a Captivate Project

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Adobe's Mukul Vinay Lele has written an article that includes a workaround for bloated project sizes that you might encounter in your Captivate projects. Recently our customer Paul Thrippleton raised a CPTX file size bloating issue in forums. We worked on it and have found out that the issue is seen because of the audio files (.wav wav and.mp3 files).

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Publishing to Video

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Video files are self-contained.   Under Size and Quality, there are a few choices: Dimensions. This is where you can select a size for video from a drop-down menu. If video size is not a factor, you can go as high as full 1080p HD for nice quality. by Kal Hadi, COTP.

Synchronize video and animated objects

Adobe Captivate

File Size: Video takes more bits and bites. The issue with creating an eLearning project with video is that they file size will increase and that may cause buffer issues or even hosting issues. It also will keep the file size smaller.

Compressing Media in Your E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

In my last blog post , I shared the basic reasoning behind optimizing your e-learning media files and how to reduce file size using external tools. The Optimized for Web Delivery settings use optimized compression levels to keep file size low.

Qarbon Camtasia and Adobe Captivate

Tony Karrer

Question from a reader, hoping you can provide your thoughts: I am in the process of selecting an elearning tool that is easy to use, quick to create the demos and does not bloat the file size much. Qarbon Pros: Less File size. Cons: Worried about file size for both of them The more I am researching, the more I am getting confused.

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6 Advantages of Hosting Videos on an LMS [Infographic]

CommLab India

The huge file size of videos may create problems while hosting them online on a normal server. Video-based learning is one of the most effective and engaging learning strategies. It helps the learner learn complex concepts easily.

Flash to HTML5 – Swiffy From Google

Upside Learning

This has come just in time for mLearning implementers; there is a new tool out in Google Labs called Swiffy that let’s one convert flash animation (swf files) to a device independent HTML5. We’ve been experiementing with Swiffy for a few hours now and it seems to do quite a decent job of converting SWF files. File sizes also seem to be very small; perhaps because of the plain text nature of HTML5. Weekly Finds Convert SWF Files To HTML5 HTML5 SWF To HTML5 Swiffy

Not All PNG Compressors Are Created Equal

Visual Lounge

The image on the right is less than 1/2 the size of the original image on the left. Optimizing the PNG's in the Camtasia Relay PC recorder resulted in a ~7% (302KB) file-size reduction. But know that file size isn't the only thing affected.

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e-Learning Best Practice: How to Make Sure Your System Works

Gyrus

First is the file size of the course itself. This is the number you see when you look (in Windows Explorer for example) at the zip file after you have published your course. The size of your course is going to affect everything downstream because it tells you just how much “water” you are trying to pipe down the hose! In fact, most LMS’s have a maximum file restrictor built in. Second is the type of video or audio files used in the course.

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PowerPoint: Using the Microsoft Office Website to Find Related Clip Art Styles

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

To the right of the image you will see a Download button, Dimensions, Resolution, File size, Downloads, Style, Rating, and Keywords.).

Frame Rate: A Beginner’s Guide

Visual Lounge

However, there’s also a more practical reason why using the highest frame rate possible isn’t necessarily the always best idea: file size. More information means bigger digital files.

Microsoft PowerPoint: Embedding Fonts

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Here's how to embed TrueType fonts in a PowerPoint presentation: From the PowerPoint ribbon, choose File > Options. From the Preserve fidelity when sharing this presentation: area , select (check)  Embed fonts in the file.

Host Your Corporate Training Videos on Your LMS – Why & How

CommLab India

Consider these factors while hosting training videos on an LMS : file size of the videos & compatibility, hosting charges, streaming server, and confidentiality of information. You can reduce the size from Gigabytes (GB) to Megabytes (MB).

Size of Captivate Files

Tony Karrer

In reference to my article Captivate File Size Tricks for Software Training via Simulations , I was just asked: I was hoping you could answer a real easy question for me? For an enterprise wide LMS system, would a Captivate movie (file) that is 1.5mb or less too big? I think this file size is micro, and that for real good elearning a file size of 40+mb is getting to a threshold. MB file. I would with a 40MB file.

Understanding Image File Formats

Visual Lounge

But, which image file formats do you need? The topics I am going to cover are how file types differ, common web sizes, vector versus raster art, and digital versus optical zoom. Common Image File Types. All of the files I mentioned previously fall into two main categories.

Making elearning look good on retina displays

SmartBuilder

A previous blog post discussed the importance of optimizing graphics, which could seem contrary to what I just said, but with an easy trick, we can make graphics look good on retina displays, while still optimizing file size. Select JPEG as the optimized file format.

The Best (WordPress) LMS Hosting

LearnDash

In our particular situation, we needed to have a demo site delivering mock-courses using the LearnDash software – we had to find a hosting services that was capable of handling larger file sizes and active users.

Optimizing Graphics for eLearning

SmartBuilder

Have you ever thought about how graphics’ file sizes impact elearning courses? As an author, you’ll work faster with smaller files: objects move smoother, regenerate quickly, save faster. Resizing significantly reduces the file size. It doesn’t reduce the file size.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Publishing to Video

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Video files are self-contained.   Under Size and Quality, there are a few choices: Dimensions. This is where you can select a size for video from a drop-down menu. If video size is not a factor, you can go as high as full 1080p HD for nice quality. There is of course a tradeoff between quality and file size. by Kal Hadi, COTP.

Instructional Design Questions? There’s an App for that! …You need to check it out.

Kapp Notes

It seemed appropriate for performance support and it keeps the file size small, as this is a native app. Also, I plan to add more examples and possibly a few diagrams where needed, if it won’t bloat the file size.

What You Need to Know About Software Training

Association eLearning

So, directions like “browse and select a file to use” may be straight forward to tech-savvy learners but may confuse others who aren’t familiar with how to navigate file structures. It’s no surprise that software training is often delivered as eLearning.