Captivate swf quality issues

Has anyone had issues with the quality of a Captivate swf once imported into Storyline?

I'm publishing my Captivate swfs with high (24-bit) slide quality. When I view the swfs alone, they quality is great.  When I insert the swfs into Storyline and publish the Storyline file and watch the swfs on the various slides thought the course, the swfs now have artifacts in them.  I have no idea how that's possible.  Is there a quality setting when publishing in Storyline?

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J P

Thanks for the info Michael.  

I've

  • re-sized the Captivate files to match their size in SL, 
  • double checked slide quality in Captivate is high, and 
  • changed the video output quality in SL 

...and I still have lines and artifacts in the swfs when they are viewed in a published SL file.  

Does anyone have any other idea?

J P

I have found the solution.  

You cannot compress the swf during publishing in Captivate because Storyline is compressing it too.

These are the settings in Captivate.

As a habit, all of my individual slide quality settings are High, but in the Preferences this is the setting that works.  And I did not re-size the projects down in Captivate to match the Storyline size, they are at their original size, which is bigger than when the are in Storyline.

Michael Hinze

J P said:

I have found the solution.  

You cannot compress the swf during publishing in Captivate because Storyline is compressing it too.

These are the settings in Captivate.

As a habit, all of my individual slide quality settings are High, but in the Preferences this is the setting that works.  And I did not re-size the projects down in Captivate to match the Storyline size, they are at their original size, which is bigger than when the are in Storyline.


By default, these are the Captivate publish setting I use. It didn't occur to me to have you check yours; thanks for reminding me!!