Multimedia Wars: Flash or HTML5

G-Cube

The current debate between Flash and HTML5 rests largely on multi-media features. If a media and interactivity rich training course is the need of the day then Flash is a comfortable choice today. HTML5 is being hailed as equally competent in developing rich-media, adopted by Google and Apple. The list is getting longer, as HTML5 is an open-source standard. HTML5 has to still take strides in creating a network of browser support.

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

Adobe Captivate

On July 25, 2017, Adobe made the following announcement : Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. 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. If you’re not sure, look at the course files on your server.

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Adobe Captivate 6: HTML5 At Last!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

This week, HTML5. Currently the most common way to publish a Captivate project is as a Flash SWF, an excellent solution because SWF files can be used by the vast majority of the world's personal computers, browsers and operating systems. Your learners will not need Captivate installed on their computer to use a SWF, but they will need a modern web browser and the free Adobe Flash Player (www.adobe.com). As an alternative to publishing a SWF, you can publish as HTML5.

HTML5: Standardize on MP4 (mostly)

ICS Learning

Back in 2011 , we opined on the best approach to deliver video online which, at that time, was using Flash. About a year later, we furthered our thoughts on web-delivered video noting how the HTML5 movement had made solid progress. Adobe’s RTMP protocol handled that well during the reign of Flash video. The post HTML5: Standardize on MP4 (mostly) appeared first on ICS Learning Group

HTML5 and Flash: Two Ways to Create Interactivity in Mobile Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Most e-learning developers assume the availability of the free Flash plug-in on the learner's browser. Some mobile devices may support Flash, others don't. The Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod are examples where your Flash elements simply won't work. Apple proposes that you use HTML5 instead, to build rich interfaces. In another post on HTML5 , I talk about its impact on web interactivity.

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

Illumen Group

Move from Flash to HTML5 – and Still Keep Your Super Powers! Last July, Adobe announced that Flash, the ubiquitous, super-powered website and elearning authoring tool will be phased out by the end of 2020. Popular web browsers have already discussed their plans to no longer support the Flash plugin. At this point, there’s very little that Flash can do that HTML5 can’t handle. These tools have the option to publish in both Flash and HTML5.

Remaining HTML5 hurdles falling

Aptara

Remaining HTML5 hurdles falling. The switch to HTML5 for cross-platform content has received a few important boosts in the past few years. Arguably, the real momentum began to build when Apple declared Flash dead on its handheld gadgets, a move that left developers unable to fall back on the venerable plugin when it came time to design their Web apps. It may finally be time for widespread HTML5 conversion and new development in a variety of industries.

Does the glove fit? How to make the most of HTML5 in e-learning

Saffron Interactive

The HTML5 mark-up language has now been around for about three years. Some of us have already embraced the change, thrown out Flash and welcomed HTML5 into our e-learning content. But what does HTML5 actually deliver above and beyond Flash? Firstly, a warning: HTML5 may not be right for you. And whilst we know that Flash won’t be supported forever, the rumours of its demise are very much exaggerated. HTML5 helps to get learning moving.

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

They are offsetting their cost for their servers by including it into the price. Back end is a CMS or some form of one on your server, otherwise how to access the data – thus I feel the term “CMS&# as a true standalone should slowly stop to exist, albeit I understand from a marketing reason why it will not. HTML5 Course. The course is built in 100% HTML5 and the player you will view it on, is a HTML5 player within a LMS. Click HTML5 course.

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

They are offsetting their cost for their servers by including it into the price. Back end is a CMS or some form of one on your server, otherwise how to access the data – thus I feel the term “CMS&# as a true standalone should slowly stop to exist, albeit I understand from a marketing reason why it will not. HTML5 Course. The course is built in 100% HTML5 and the player you will view it on, is a HTML5 player within a LMS. Click HTML5 course.

Adobe Captivate 8: Responsive Projects for mLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

It wasn't long before Adobe responded by adding HTML5 as a publishing option. HTML5 allowed developers to create interactive content that can be used by mobile learners who have a device that does not support Flash. Publishing HTML5 solved the issue of creating interactive eLearning on the iPad. Once you're done laying out each canvas, all you need to do is publish and post the lesson to a web server or LMS just like always.

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. In addition to the web browser, the learner must have the free Adobe Flash Player on the computer to view the SWF. If you publish HTML5, a web browser is still required for the learner. However, since HTML5 isn't a Flash-based output, you bypass the need for the learner to need the Flash Player.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #10

Upside Learning

Open Classroom Servers. The OpenClassroom Server (OCS) places the teacher in control of an easily managed local Web 2.0 SublimeVideo [HTML5 Video Player]. It’s an HTML5 video player that will allow you to easily embed videos in any page, blog or site using the latest modern web standards. Its key features are Full-window mode, Full-screen mode, HTML5 video [no flash plugin required]. ELIPS Studio 3.

Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Publishing to an LMS or web server. If you add interactivity (Flash hotspots) to a Camtasia project, you will need to post the lesson to a server to test the interactivity. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Camtasia Captivate eLearning HTML5 Storylineby Kevin Siegel      One of the more common questions that I get from new eLearning developers is how much time it will take to produce published content.

mLearning devices and platforms: What you need to know

Bottom-Line Performance

Video is an acceptable replacement for Flash. Because iPhones and iPads do not support Flash – and most traditional e-courses leverage a lot of it – there is a lot of conversion of Flash animations to video formats. However, Samsung’s second generation tablet is a worthy competitor to the iPad – and it supports Flash, external devices, and upgrades – things the iPad does not. By the end of 2011, HTML5 will be supported on all major mobile browsers.

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

To that end came the development of HTML5 and responsive web content that adjusts to the screen size. What about Flash? A lot of eLearning content is at least partially Flash-based and famously mobile devices have shunned the playing of Flash content. But they have been able to afford to do that because of the features of HTML5, many of which make the Flash player obsolete. Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning.

Captivate 2019 – 404 error after uploading to LMS

Adobe Captivate

I am publishing to HTML5 and uploading to my LMS server. I have published as both an SWF and an HTML5 and have had no problems playing it as a flash file but of course that create the Youtube issue. In order to take advantage of the embedded youtube video feature. Unfortunately when I try to launch the course, I get the 404 error – file or directory not found.

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Links of the Week

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Flash isn't BAD and HTML5 isn't GOOD In the seemingly never ending Flash vs. HTML wars, Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer decided to run a simple test (using YouTube) to compare both players' CPU utilization. In summary: Flash isn't always bad and HTML5 isn't always good. Statistics on Wikipedia indicate that PHP is installed on more than 20 million websites and one million web servers."

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Some FAQs about Adobe’s announcements yesterday

Steve Howard

Adobe announced to increase its efforts on HTML5, use of the Flash Player for applications (packaged with AIR) and specific desktop browsing use cases including premium video and console-quality gaming. As a result, Adobe will no longer develop Flash Player for mobile web browsers. See this Flash Platform blog post for more details: [link]. What does this mean for Flash Player support on desktops? What will happen with Flash Player support on RIM?s

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Product Review: Articulate Storyline

eLearning 24-7

Numerous steps to view in HTML5. “Upload your content to a web server, you just give your learners a link to the story.htm file” – This is to view the course in HTML5 on your iPad. Flash – since my goal was to have the course visible on an iPad, I did not select this feature. Flash does not work on the iPad series. For my instructional designers and e-learning developers, they loved creating courses.

Printing Slides in Articulate Storyline 2

eLearning Brothers

Click the “Flash” button and insert the printSlide.swf included in the package. IMPORTANT: Test from a server or LMS. if (document.location.href.indexOf('html5') < 0) {. It’s not uncommon for Articulate Storyline developers to want to create a way for their learners to print a current slide for later reference. This widget provides an easy way to introduce this functionality to your course. Usage.

Developing Mobile Learning Apps with Lectora and PhoneGap

CommLab India

But HTML5 authoring tools such as Lectora Inspire have made it easy to develop apps. The advantage with Lectora is that its responsive HTML5 output code is editable. Copy the HTML5 files of the course developed in Lectora. In that, select the www folder and paste the HTML5 files. App Installation process: Upload the.apk file in your online web server and create a URL. The latest trend in technology-enabled learning methodologies is Mobile Learning Apps.

SCORM vs AICC: how do they compare?

Elucidat

It was designed for Flash. SCORM was originally intended for Flash-based courses, which aren’t a popular option now that support for Flash is fading. HTML5 courses can be created to SCORM standards, but it limits their functionality.

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A Conversation with Yury Uskov of iSpring

Kapp Notes

The projects were diverse: websites, desktop apps, component libraries, server-side solutions. It was ActiveSWF, a software development kit to programmatically create Flash files. In just a year, we launched FlashSpring, a PowerPoint add-in which converted PowerPoint presentations to Flash. There were about 300 million PowerPoint users in the world, and a tool to easily convert PowerPoint presentations into web-ready Flash format would be in demand.

eLearning: How to Pick an LMS

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Things like file format (Flash vs. PDF, PowerPoint vs. Spreadsheet) can make a difference in what systems are a potential fit. Does the LMS support HTML5 versions of SCORM? These services allow you to define your service periods and store information on external servers giving you the external staff and storage resources to manage any required changes to course delivery.

A Complete Training Portal for Multi-device Mobile Learners

CommLab India

For example, if a course was compatible with a particular operating system and Internet browser, required a Flash player to play, and the pop-up blocker was to be disabled, and cookies enabled, it was the responsibility of the learners to setup the minimum requirements to access the course. HTML5 and Responsive Design to Support all Internet Browsers: Moodle LMS was developed based on HTML5 with responsive design.

Ten tips to build interactivity

eFront

Adobe has had to address HTML5 issues and, no doubt, will embrace the issues posed by the up-and-coming Tin Can. Articulate – The Storyline product is proving popular but is still closely allied to converting PowerPoint into Flash. Lectora will publish both Flash and HTML5 for Apps and rendering through iPads and smartphones. This hosted solution appears to be weak on HTML5 and doesn’t have a clear Tin Can upgrade path – yet.

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

mLearning Revolution

Because Prime uses this HTML5 player, the learning experience is seamless and looks and feels like the same modern player on virtually any device. So even if you’re away from a network, you can still take courses and the mobile player will just sync your scores and other data with the Prime servers the next time you are online. I really like the idea that Adobe built Prime from the ground up using new technologies such as HTML5 and not Flash.

Authoring Tool Trends

eLearning 24-7

That said, it is utilized in the following ways: Video streaming – off the vendor’s servers (not yours). HTML5 output. After creating the course, you can output it to HTML5 which will be seen on any tablet/smartphone – but its power is with tablets. As HTML5 develops with its capabilities, so well the possibilities with the output. Some big pluses with HTML5 over Flash for example are: Can manipulate the code – it is open, flash is proprietary.

On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

eLearning 24-7

HTML5. Listen you love flash. You can’t live without it – but unless you want to be able to only see your courses on tablets that only support flash (and they all also support HTML5) or have zero desire to see your courses on the iPads (which support only HTML5), you will need to face reality. In 2012, I’ve seen a slow uptake with tools that can output to HTML5.

5 eLearning trends to wave goodbye to today!

TalentLMS

Our growing mobile dependency has shifted the corporate learning scene from the traditional, server-driven and browser-based experiences to the Cloud. Bye bye Flash! Okay, we have three uprising developments that are bidding final farewell to Flash: t he need for better performance , the need for greater security and the influence of mobile devices (especially smartphones). All three have united to phase out Flash-based eLearning programs.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

eLearning 24-7

You work online via the servers of your vendor. Remember when only a few offered the PPT to Flash option in their tools? Going back into 2010, there were less than nine, of which there was one who could output to HTML5, although it wasn’t really true HTML5 output. Output to HTML5HTML5 across the tech space is continuing to grow – at a strong clip. They output only to HTML5.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

CDN is a global network of proxy servers deployed in multiple data centers to enable the high availability and high performance of content being viewed by the learner. Flash. Adobe Flash technology has supported the delivery of multimedia content for nearly twenty years. Three popular eLearning formats rely on Flash technology: SCORM, xAPI (Tin Can), and video. HTML5. HTML5 technology provides many tools to fill the gap left by the decline of Flash.

That’s Not Possible in Captivate! Oh, wait…maybe I can get by with a little help from JavaScript!

Adobe Captivate

It’s important to run this off a web server, and not locally. Try the HTML5 version: [link]. Try the Flash version: [link]. Case Study: I Get By With a Little Help from JavaScript… with Amazing Results. A while ago, I was asked if I could put together a set of addition problems for children in Captivate. However, the requirements were a bit daunting: The learner could continue solving problems, one after the other, all day.

The Enterprise Learning Ecosystem Demystified: Part II

ATD Learning Technologies

Consider this: Since the iPad hit the consumer market in 2010, there seems to have been a persistent “hope” for a magic bullet to also hit the market that will convert the many cool engaging Flash-based modules to a format that is readily available on mobile devices. Although Flash web developers may be able to make the jump to HTML5 web development, expecting them to be native-language OS developers as well can turn into a major human resource challenge.

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Steve Howard

Server cannot locate what you are looking for! The Server tried all of its options before returning this page to you. and Flash Builder 4.5 Serial problems with Adobe Creative Suite and Flash Builder Pro – Solution. Did you notice the beta HTML5 exporter for #Adobe #Captivate on Labs? flash builder. About. Steve Howard’s eLearning ++ Blog. Thoughts, news, observations from a guy working in eLearning and obsessed by tech. Feeds: Posts.

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Steve Howard

Server cannot locate what you are looking for! The Server tried all of its options before returning this page to you. and Flash Builder 4.5 Serial problems with Adobe Creative Suite and Flash Builder Pro – Solution. Did you notice the beta HTML5 exporter for #Adobe #Captivate on Labs? flash builder. About. Steve Howard’s eLearning ++ Blog. Thoughts, news, observations from a guy working in eLearning and obsessed by tech. Feeds: Posts.

Capture Learner Data with Google Spreadsheets

Trivantis

Easy Flash Content Creation. Flash Creation for Everyone. -->. Flash Creation for Everyone. -->. Use Firebug , a web development tool, to “listen in” and monitor the browser’s communication with the server via the website code. Lectora: ONLY HTML5 Authoring Tool. Tips for Rapid Flash Creation. Flash Animations and Interactions. Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

E-Learning and all forms within are normally taken via your desktop computer and either hitting your company’s server with your browser or going to a hosted LMS vendor’s solution. Two cameras for capturing video and audio, 3 megapixel web cam, 5-megapixel LED flash camera. 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, 16GB of flash memory, 512mb of DDR memory, 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 chip or Qualcomm Snapdragon 1-GHz processor or Nvidia 1 GHz Tegra 2 processor. The Revolution.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

Flash Falters, HTML5 & ePUBs Gain in Popularity. Adobe’s move to stop developing Flash Player plug-ins for mobile web browsers set a BIG BALL in motion that quelled the desire for many Instructional Designers to use pure Flash or popular rapid development tools outputting Flash-based content as their unified content delivery strategy.