Flash File In My HTML5 Only Output?

Hello Storyline community,

Right now I am experiencing a bit of an issue with HTML5 only publish. It is still placing shockwave flash objects into my .zip file! The LMS won't accept the file because it contains .swf files.

I am on SL3 with the latest update and set to HTML5 Only publishing.

Can anyone help?

7 Replies
Ronald Winston

In response to the original post:  We are also experiencing the same issue when publishing to HTML5 only using Articulate Storyline 3. 

Published a SCORM 1.2 HTML5 only content -->  Looked into the story_content folder within the zip file where we found shockwave flash objects stored.  

Why are shockwave flash objects being generated when the output is published to HTML5 only?

Any answers or assistance will be helpful.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Ronald,

Our team is looking into an issue where an SWF file is created for videos even if the course is published in HTML5 only format when using the latest update of Storyline 3.

It sounds like that matches what you're running into? If so, you should be safe to delete those files from your published output and we'll let you know as soon as we have a fix in place. 

Crystal Horn

Hi Jamila!  It looks like you're using Storyline 360.  We have 3 circumstances where .SWF files are being generated in the HTML5-only output, and we're working to eliminate them:

  • A logo in the Player
  • Zoom regions
  • Videos inserted from a file

Engage interactions were also creating .SWF in the output, but we fixed that in a recent update.  Let me know if you're seeing something different, however!

Mariana R.

Hi,

I am currently experiencing this issue with my Storyline 3. I shared the same Storyline file with my coworkers, and they were able to publish without issues, but mine is creating that .swf file.

Besides going inside the folders to delete .swf file, is there a long term solution?

Thanks in advance,