How to import Captivate movies into Storyline so it will play on the iPad

Hello All,

I've been doing a lot of reading around the internet on this topic but have found a clear definitive answer, so I'm hoping you Storyline guru's can help.

I have an eLearning, which contains captivate swf files and it won't play on an iPad. I understand the iPad does not support .swf files, but I published the storyline as an html 5 only output. Seeing how the captivate imported swf files won't work on the iPad, does anyone know of a "movie" file that can be exported by captivate, imported into Storyline, publish as html 5, and work on an iPad? Any information would be of great help.

Thanks

Nadja

7 Replies
Ron Price

I am not sure what your output options are.  But you could possibly use another video tool to convert the SWF to an MP4.   Camtasia or Wondershare can both do that along with others.

If your SWF has interactvity built in Captvate, that may be more problematic.

We use Storyline for our Screen capture videos.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Nadja,

I'd look at publishing the Captivate content as HTML5 and then using that version within your Storyline course. Storyline currently will always include the Flash output, and you can choose to include HTML5 - that way Storyline will determine which version to show based on how the users have access it. 

Nadja Sherelis

Hi Ashley, thanks for your input and I decided that would be the best course of action. However I'm now running into another problem. I have the folder with the captivate interactive movie published to HTML 5. But now when I want to put into my storyline, it says my "link" is invalid because I only want it to call from a folder within confines of the project  and not to a "URL". I don't have a website to house these files, so I just want it to be called directly from the folder relative to the Storyline course. But it won't let me, unless I use C:/project/.....

Does this make sense? How  do you get a html 5 published from captivate  into Storyline without using a URL or the computer drive (C:)?

Thanks

Nadja

Nadja Sherelis

Thanks Michael and Leslie and Ashely and Ron,

You guys are amazing. I'm testing Michaels comment about how the captivate html files become part of the published Storyline and that I can move the folder to inside the published version. Someone else at work told me the same thing.

Thanks again for responding!

Nadja