How To Edit Video: Reducing File Size

TechSmith Camtasia

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. It can be hard to know where to start when trying to reduce file size. Below we’ve put together some helpful information to get you started on your file reduction journey!

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.


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How to compress PowerPoint presentations and reduce picture file size


Including high-quality images and videos often adds hugely to audience engagement, but it also adds file size. Adding to your file size means that your presentation is likely to sit on the unfriendly size of email etiquette, but it also means your PowerPoint will run a lot slower (and it may crash – see this article for more on that ). Here are five ways to compress PowerPoint file size for easy emailing and speedy running of your presentation.

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 Reduce the File Size of your eLearning Images


Do you find that the file sizes of your courses are huge? To overcome this you need to reduce the size of the mixed media elements within your courses. One quick way to achieve this is to use image compression to reduce the size of the images you are using. . Compressing images reduces the file size of an image. On one side you have quality and on the other, you have a reduction in file size. File size.

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. If your course are loading slowly, what media files are you going to downsize first? You might be tempted to downsize the video because it may be a bigger file. Second, reduce video 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. There are many things which you could do to reduce the file size. The higher the quality – higher the file size. Play with the file size slider to get the result you want.

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?

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. » Captivate Audio Output Settings Comparison - Part One - Encoding Bitrate. Results of an experiment on the encoding bitrate for Captivate.

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. The benefit with a larger file size is to provide your learners with more detail, which in turn may result in your message getting across more efficiently. 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. You can easily record audio from within Captivate by choosing Audio > Record to. You can record audio directly to slide objects, a single slide, multiple slides, or the project background.

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. Just insert them into your course and you’re ready to go. Dimensions: 1200×700 (may vary slightly). These images are for sale on our eLearning Templates site.

Unravelling PowerPoint picture size and resolution


So what do presentation professionals need to know about picture size and resolution? Each of these dots is a single colour and the number of dots affects the file size of the picture. This affects file size. This does not affect file size.

The Magic of Microlearning

Association eLearning

Keeping the parts focused and “bite-sized” helps prevent overly dense content. Smaller file sizes. One of you car’s headlights is out. It’s supposed to be pretty easy to replace, so you buy a new one and decide to give it a try. Where do you go for instructions? I’m guessing you’d probably try one or more of the following: Go to YouTube, or a similar site, and watch a video. Run a Google search. Ask someone at your local auto store.

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.

5 Top New Updates You Need to in Moodle 3.10

eAbyas Info Solutions

File size restriction for essay questions. Set the size and make your students follow that by uploading ‘reasonable’ file size. But with the latest version, the images and HTML files in a folder can be directly viewed in the browser.

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. You can easily record audio from within Captivate by choosing Audio > Record to. You can record audio directly to slide objects, a single slide, multiple slides or the project background.

How to Compress your eLearning Videos


Videos files are typically large and bulky resulting in slow upload and download times, not to mention full hard drives. However, there are some simple tactics you can use to reduce the size of your video files. . Why reduce the file size of a video? Storing and managing large video files becomes problematic very quickly. You can resolve this by reducing the file size during video production or by using compression techniques after post-production.

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).

7 Ways to Improve the Site Speed for Your Online Course


Condense your CSS, HTML, and JavaScript files to minimize HTTP requests. If you have a lot of CSS, HTML, and JavaScript files scattered around, it increases the number of HTTP requests needed to load your website. Same for your other files.

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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

How to Use SCORM On QuoDeck?


Step 5: Select this option and upload your SCORM Files (Learning Standard: SCORM 1.2 and file size less than 50 megabytes). SCORM content can be used as an individual learning module in your Learning Course on QuoDeck Platform. Follow below steps to upload your existing SCORM content on QuoDeck. Step 1: Sign into QuoDeck platform using your Creator credentials. Step 2: Select the course for editing, in which you wish to upload the SCORM.


How to Design Fantastic M-Learning with 9 Guidelines

Infopro Learning

Things like connection speeds will help you determine the technology to use for your m-learning, and also the file size and the type of elements you use. Make bit-sized learning. Know the size and resolution. Wisely choose graphics for your m-learning module based on the device resolution and size. This helps to edit each graphic element separately by changing the shape, size, position and adding color.

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. Captivate has come a long way in offering a good variety of shapes. However, sometimes there are some shapes that are in PowerPoint but not in Captivate. This blog will show you how to use those shapes in your course.

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. If file size is a concern with your eLearning course, then I would recommend exporting to 96 kbps, but whatever you do, don’t export lower than 64 kbps.

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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. If you want to change that logo to reflect your company or the game’s name follow this quick tutorial. Here’s the steps: Quick Steps List. Select the CUSTOMIZE tab. From within CUSTOMIZE tab, select Game Appearance. Locate the logo field near the bottom of the page.

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 This is a Flash based template that is super easy to update. Made to work within most rapid elearning software (Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Rapid Intake, Adobe Presenter, PowerPoint and more).

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


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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How to Scale Up Your LearnDash Infrastructure


Your files sizes are too big. Many users upload files that are several orders of magnitude larger than what they need for their site, and this means they take longer to load. Your image files should be measured in KBs, not MBs.

How to create eLearning courses at zero budget

Your Training Edge

If you prefer watching videos, this one will let you quickly get started with the tool: YouTube video: Courses and quizzes adapt to any device and screen size so learners can take training 24/7, wherever they prefer. The good thing about the app is that it puts no limits on the number of courses, slides, or file size, and adds no annoying watermarks to your courses. iSpring Free, a simple course authoring toolkit based in PowerPoint, just got a major upgrade.

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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 As with the others, this is made in Flash Lite (FL 1.1). It is a quick intro to Franklin.

What is a Mobisode? and Why They Are Useful

Infopro Learning

First, file sizes are kept at a minimal for each video so learners do not need to wait to load a large video file. A Mobisode is short video for mobile learning developed by Infopro Learning. Why We Made Mobisodes. Infopro Learning created the mobisode to solve the biggest challenges faced by our customers and create a simple solution for mobile learning (mlearning, m-learning).

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How to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint


Insert > Video > Video on My PC > Insert drop-down arrow > Link to File. But it does mean that your presentation file size becomes huge, as the video is part of the deck. Click that, and now you have a linked video file that doesn’t eat up your file size.

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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. Refresh your eLearning Project with video. Video is everywhere! Video gets a higher interaction rate on Social Media. Video keeps your readers longer on your website. Video attracts the viewers in stores and at conferences.

Not All PNG Compressors Are Created Equal

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Sprites are still awesome at reducing file size and network requests. But, combining all images with varying color depths into a single sprite sheet might not be size-optimal.

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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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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.). by AJ Walther    While Microsoft PowerPoint's clip art sometimes gets a bad rap, you'll often find a perfect image buried among the clip art gallery. Let's say you find this image in PowerPoint: For your purposes, the image looks nice, is relevant, and using it won't get you judged and/or fired at your office.