Another daft question .... how does publishing to ios work


Sorry to ask a daft question but I am more than a little confused.

I sort of understand the whole "flash" thing and the trend to HTML5 but I am struggling to work out how Storyline2 disposes of the flash.

When I publish using the  HTML5 option what actually happens with the flash files. I have seen another post about publishing for the ipad today which talks about HTML5 thus doing away with the flash.

How does the HTML5 option get around flash?

If I insert an SWF or FLV into my course and then publish HTML5, what happens to the Flash?  Is it converted to an alternative format and included or does it simply stay and run inside the HTML5 browser.

Can anyone shed any light please?





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Richard Hill

Storyline will always make the flash file and store it accordingly in the publish folder.  When you check HTML5 it simply adds more to the folder.  This does not mean that you will see your imported flash in the HTML5.      Simply put, Storyline makes it's own flash file and will layer yours in there with it.  It also makes an Html5 page, but won't add your flash content.  HTML5 is more for mp4 videos, and graphic images.    However, you might be able to swiffy your swfs at    ( google owns it)  then incorporate the resulting html5 file in as webobject.

BTW the story.html file is a sniffer that checks what device it's looking at it, and sends it over to the story_html5.html  if it's an iphone.    Ipads will ask for you to download the articulate player app, but if you send them directly to the story_html5 .html they will attempt to play the content without the player.

brian taylor

wow thanks Richard that is amazing advice. Rarely am I gobsmacked but I tried swiffy and it is awesome (I know I am easily pleased). The HTML file seems to be the only file produced, there is no additional folder with all the files. I am going to have to get my head around the webobject and check again just what swiffy has given me.

Thanks for the reply