E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

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So to get a clear picture, let’s see the various formats supported by Adobe Captivate 9, Articulate Storyline, and Lectora 16. In Captivate 9, we can import only these image (Shift+Ctrl+M) formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, ICO, EMF, WMF, POT, POTX, and PICT. PNG: (Portable Network Graphics) It is better than JPEG and supports binary transparency and alpha channel transparency. Video (Ctrl+Alt+V) formats include SWF, FLV, F4V, AVI, MP4, MOV, and 3GP.

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Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media

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Resizing pictures or videos on the slide doesn’t change the size of the underlying file. JPEG, GIF, and PNG are three of the best formats for e-learning. You can use PNG and GIF for images, graphs, charts, and diagrams, as well as small images with text, buttons, icons, and logos. PNG has the advantage of a smaller file size; GIF has the advantage of also working for simple animations. An example of video file type is MPEG, RealVideo, FLV, etc. .