Video Formats and Articulate Presenter/Video Encoder


I understand that Articulate Presenter allows you to insert FLV or MP4 videos.  Here are a few questions I can’t find the answers to:

1.       If I had the option of using either an FLV or MP4 version, which one would look better once it’s been published in Articulate Presenter?

2.       The information I’ve found on Articulate Video Encoder specifies what video formats it accepts.  However, what I can’t find are recommendations on what formats are better than others and what specifications those videos should have. For example, does the software only allow you to convert files up to a specific file size.

Any help would be appreciated.



1 Reply
Christine Hendrickson

Hi John,

It really depends, both formats are supported. However, I have seen statements suggesting that MP4 videos may result in higher quality videos. 

I'm not sure if you've already seen Jeanette's post on videos, but you might want to take a look. You might find some additional information in that post that could help with your decision. 

If you'd like to get more suggestions from other community members that have tried different formats, you might want to head on over to the Building Better Courses section of the forums.