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Create a new non-responsive project the same size as your video demos. Click on the Insert drop-down menu and select CPVC Slide and select your video demo as a slide. Repeat this for your second video demo file, and they will now be two side-by-side slides in a project you can publish.
If you have a longer video, how do you slide through the video with the progress bar? Meaning how to you rewind and fast forward by taking the progress bar and dragging it to where you want the video to start and stop again?
Hey Dan, No need to ask the same question twice. For this use Event video and change the skin in the properties panel to one that has a scrub bar for the user to drag the timeline of the video to the correct location.
Hi, maybe you got a little help for me. I wanted to add an video like you did. When I go to test it in browser or the start page thing it is working perfektly fin. But in the moment I publish it won't start playing...its just the backround screening...do you have an idea what problem I could have...flash etc. is all in the right set up...In the checklist like you presented in the video for publishing a project I couldn't found anything...thanks for your help :)
Hi Paul, How do i create a button or two that would trigger another video within the slide and when done they can continue their video presentation. For instance, I have one video that has listed steps which is different form 3 departments so I want to include if you are from this department, then click on this button to view the listed steps for that specific department and come back to the tutorial as rest of the video is same for all.
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RPHancy Adobe Media Encoder is automatically installed when you install Captivate. In Windows, press the Start button and type in Adobe Media Encoder and it should appear. If you are using a Mac you can find it in your Applications folder.
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Hans Zarkov they are two different things. MP4 is a container format. In other words it's just the file type. H.264 is a video codec or compression algorithm. For example, H.264 can be contained in an MP4, which is most often the case, however not all MP4 files are automatically H.264.
Hans Zarkov if you want it to look good and be full screen then HD will likely be a requirement. All aspects of video are important but bit rate can make the biggest difference to finding that balance between quality and load time. As viewers, no one will care how amazing your video is if it fails to load in a reasonable time. Adversely if it loads instantaneously but the quality makes it unwatchable, they will tune out.
Thanks. Appreciate the detailed response. If it's mainly a matter of bandwidth I think I can work around that. I was concerned there was some weird 'container' or 'compression' tomfoolery hoops Captivate might make me jump through. I guess I will just have to play around. Thanks again.
Hans Zarkov the short answer about the challenges of adding video is that its a constant battle between trying to keep the bit rate low enough that video plays without too much lag, and keeping the quality high enough to still impress. Related to this is that you can select a bit rate that is sufficient for your typical network conditions but each time your organisation adds an application that eats up addition bandwidth it will effect your ability to deliver your video content. The kicker is that your eLearning project is one of these applications. In other words, you can select a bit rate that should accommodate your project and the current conditions of the network, but that network doesn't already have hundreds of users accessing your content, which will change the bandwidth of the network. I guess what I'm trying to say is that there is no one solution or easy answers to producing great quality video that plays well under all situations.
Just to elaborate a bit about why I might want to do this... I'm an artist who somehow found himself developing training videos (and now demos) in a highly competitive corporate environment. My last demo (not made in Captivate) received an ovation from a room full of senior managers (I was not there - one of them told me). As I move into Captivate to graduate from demos to simulations, my biggest issue with Captivate is that most of the Captivate content I have seen so far looks.... well... like it was made in Captivate. I want my stuff to look more like a feature film that just happens to have clickable content in it. If Captivate can't handle what I need to do then I might be forced to do the interactive content in Adobe Animate CC and string it together with my HD videos in Dreamweaver (which sounds like a major hassle but I'll go that route if I have to). My concern is that I don't want my competitors to easily distinguish that I made my stuff in Captivate. Sure, they may know I used Captivate at some point but I want my stuff to be so far out that they won't even try to compete with me or pick my brain for tips because they are so blown away. They will just let me be 'the video guy' and leave me alone. lol
Hey Paul! Thanks for your help. I found out late last week that my buttons to pause, play, speed up and slow down were actually all working. I just did not preview in HTML 5 so I could not tell that they worked. As my LMS does not support/work with HTML5, I have been unable to incorporate that functionality into my training.
Thought you might find this video useful. I'm publishing it next Wednesday but anyone with the link can watch it now. I might try to take it further by looking more closely at Kyle's video but in the meantime it gets you part of the way there. https://youtu.be/Hq9XIyw_SFo
Just so we are clear, you are aware that event video does have a selection of skins, and while there isn't one that affects the playback you could certainly give your users a variety of controls.
Also, another thought just came to me. You could upload your video as an unlisted video on YouTube which would give your users all the usual YouTube controls (or not if you wish), including playback speed.
Here is a video I did on adding a YouTube video using the embed code with advanced options in a Captivate Web Object.
This might work out well for you and may be worth considering.
I started with an event video, watched this webinar and thought a MSSV might work better so I switched to that. Read on https://helpx.adobe.com/captivate/using/event-video.html that it should be an event video so switched back. And based on Kyle's video, I am pretty sure he was using an event window from what I could see, but he didn't say.
Thanks for all of your helpful videos! I'm trying to embed a video into a Captivate presentation and got as far as 2:57 in this video but then couldn't see how you accessed the Adobe Media Encoder. I can't seem to find it in Captivate
Hi Paul, how to properly publish a learning material with an embedded video on it. I tried publishing one but it seems like I did it incorrectly as the video embedded is not playing. Thank you in advance.
Embedded video in Adobe Captivate only works when the project is on a web server. The preview will work because Captivate includes a mini server if you will, however, once you publish your project and attempt to run it from your desktop you won't see anything. Upload it to your LMS and you should be fine.
Still working through your course, Loving it Paul. Going over it a number of times helps understand the construct used with the interactions of the different components and how they relate to each other - I wanted to put a video in the project I'm working on so stopped, found this, and now back to the course... With Friendly Greetings
I added a video to Captivate 9, but the sound is not there. Is there an additional step I need to perform? The video was taken using a camcorder, then I used Adobe media encoder to covert to an .f4v format, then inserted.
Paul I have a issues to imbedded a video to my adobe captive (my own videos not from websites). I'm using a dove captive encoder to make the video the simplest way insert on the slide. On the slide only showed as a image and did not display any video. I follow all the instructions and still the same way. Any help should be appreciated. Thank you.
I don't know what a *dove captive encoder* is so I'm not sure I can help you. Here is my playlist for all my videos that discuss adding video to Adobe Captivate: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAz1fjXAzQ34GJcTZxq5DZVsFurk_D7Cw
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I was thinking about the feature to place a thumbnail of a video inside a message and when clicked it will launch the video in a new browser window. I don't know that I have ever seen a video play directly inside an email message. I'm not saying it's not possible I just think if someone sent me a video that played upon opening it, I would likely not care for that too much and probably delete it for security purposes.
I'm not sure you understand what the purpose of my videos are. I specifically create tutorials on how to do various things in Adobe Captivate. Outside of that I'm not really an expert on email creation. You may wish to look at Mailchimp for something like that.
Hi, Quick question.... what settings do we have to look at if the uploaded video appears distorted visually (slightly squished) from the original version? Is it the resolution? I want the video embedded in Captivate to appear just like the original video..... thanks!!!
+Genevieve Pluviose with the video selected, take a look at the properties inspector (properties panel) and look under the Options tab from here you can lock the position and adjust the size of the video as it appears on your stage. If the proportions are not locked you can click on the Original Size button to return it to normal. If this doesn't work, you may need to re-import the video.
I would like to find out what the various Variables are for the media player in Captivate 8/9, I have numerous single frame captivate files with video, but I'd like to add SCORM bookmarking so if the user clicks PAUSE on the media player it will document the current video frame the media player is paused at and use that as the SCORM bookmark, and set the resume accordingly so if the user comes back to the video which I want to mark as "incomplete" and since there is resume data, a interaction would pop up asking the user if they would like to go back to the point in the video where they left off. I'd like the video to set the SCORM lesson status to "completed" ONLY if the video has played all frames and when it hits the last frame, it sets the SCO as completed, exits the captivate SCO setting an LMSfinish, so the SCO closes, but the LMS SCORM content window remains open to choose the next SCO/Lesson???? There is SOOO little information about what these internal media player variables are and confusing info on what SCORM calls are currently addressed by in Cap8/9 some I've seen say "SCORM_Call.xxx" others still use the older Captivate syntax for SETLMSvalue. Very frustrating, and video is becoming more an more popular and being asked for more and more by our clients Project/course managers.
I noticed that importing videos into Captivate directly can quickly make the size of the Captivate file large.
I was wondering if hosting the video files somewhere else, like on a media server, then giving the appearance that they are embedded is better.
How much further into videos have you gotten? I'm past the basic tutorials, trying to play a specific embedded video conditional upon pass/fail in a quiz (a video of an actor saying "You got it!" or "Try again!" depending on their results, and the past three attempts have not gone well.
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