Autoplay gone in latest Captivate version

April 24, 2018
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Autoplay gone in latest Captivate version

Newbie 1 posts
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April 24, 2018

Adobe strikes again. In the latest version of captivate when you publish it makes the user click a button to play the file even if you have selected Autoplay. They are blaming it on modern browsers. I want my html5 products to autoplay. I have a bunch of small lessons so everytime one loads the user will have to click this button. Does anyone know how to edit the published files to remove this?

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2018-05-02 14:37:04
2018-05-02 14:37:04

Does anyone else see this Autoplay issue as a problem. I built a menu in captivate, that launches lessons. So now everytime a user goes back to the menu to select another lesson, they have to click a button to play the file first. I do not have audio or animation so there would be no reason why the browser would force it to autoplay. I am getting more and more frustrated with captivate as an elearning tool. I am going back to developing my menu in html and launch captivate built lessons. This is adding so much more time to my development. The lessons still have the annoying Autoplay issue but at least it is not everytime they go to menu. Also this means my menus will not have same interface as lessons because I used HTML scalable feature in captivate. There needs to be some kind of work around for captivate projects that do not have audio and animation, like my menu.

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2018-05-02 15:43:06
2018-05-02 15:43:06

Already answered your question on the forums. You know that the reason is due to some devices not allowing AutoPlay (and not Audio playing automatically neither). It is not totally fair to blame Captivate for decisions by other companies. I will always add a poster image and replace the play button to fit in with the course. Sometimes I am very annoyed on websites where a video or audio start playing without my control but that is of course a personal opinion.

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2018-05-07 01:15:54
2018-05-07 01:15:54
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I hate when audio plays without my permission as well. I want to have a choice, especially if sudden loud noise can disturb people!

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2018-05-02 18:50:05
2018-05-02 18:50:05

Sorry I did not see you answer, however you are missing my point. I do not have audio or anything else that is autoplaying. It is a menu, so every time user gets to menu they have to click to continue. Then click a menu item. Also, if the browser wants to block it so be it, why is Adobe making an assumption about every project to disallow Autoplay.

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2018-05-03 13:53:32
2018-05-03 13:53:32

Hi Teresa, We have published a blog on this, https://elearning.adobe.com/2018/05/captivate-responsive-courses-will-not-auto-play-browsers/ Thanks, Saurav

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