Inserting Captivate files in Articulate

I am using Articulate '09 to create an eLearning course.  I am trying to insert some simulations recorded in Captivate 4 as Flash files. 

I have selected the option in Articulate to insert as a "Flash Movie" and "display in new browser window".  I have published the Articulate and ensured the Captivate files are copied into the 'Player' sub folder of the published folder.   The problem I face is that there is an inconsistency in who can view the Captivate files, for some people it launches and for others it doesn't. 

The other option we looked at was to insert the Flash File to "display in the slide" i.e. not to launch in a new browser window.  This works but the quality of the captivate files suffers. 

Would be grateful for any tips and knowledge in this area.  Thank you!!

9 Replies
Alison Pumma

Hi Brian,

I followed the instructions in the above article and am still having issues. The captivate movie appears perfectly for ME, on my computer...but anyone I send the Articulate files to for viewing cannot see the movies. They can see all the Articulate content EXCEPT the Captivate movies (they just appear as a white screen).

Any further advice you can offer?

Thanks in advance,

Alison

Justin Wilcox

Hi Alison and welcome to Heroes! I am guessing you added the movie as a web object. Web objects won't display offline due to security issues. If you want someone else to view it, host the content online and they shouldn't have a problem. The reason you can see it is we add a trust file that your Flash Player uses to allow the content.

Angela Forero

Hello all, I am having trouble with embeding captivate into articulate. I ave captivate cs5 and I know articulate doesnt support flash 3 and so that is probably the main reason why my captivate video is not working properly on articulate. 

Is there any way to embed captivate into articualte, rather that by converting that file into a web object?

In any case, how can I eliminate the option of having a player for the captivate video and synchronizing it to the articulate player?

Thanks a lot!

Brian Batt

Angela Forero said:

Hello all, I am having trouble with embeding captivate into articulate. I ave captivate cs5 and I know articulate doesnt support flash 3 and so that is probably the main reason why my captivate video is not working properly on articulate. 

Is there any way to embed captivate into articualte, rather that by converting that file into a web object?

In any case, how can I eliminate the option of having a player for the captivate video and synchronizing it to the articulate player?

Thanks a lot!


Hi Angela & welcome to Heroes,

Yes, you can import Captivate 5 files into Presenter using web objects.  For more information, see the link below:

http://www.articulate.com/support/presenter09/kb/?p=2903