December 31, 2019
Flash components and HTML5
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December 31, 2019
Flash components and HTML5
I've been designing and developing e-learning and classroom training solutions since 1996. I'm passionate about making sure learners are at the centre of the design process. 
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Can the collective please help – How do I overcome the Flash issue in Captivate?

I’ve just tried to preview a course I’ve been building,to be told that Rollover Captions don’t work in HTML5.

With a bit of digging through the blogs I’ve found a suitable work around, but this has got me wondering if there are other other objects and interactions that only work with Flash Player – which my customers won’t install – don’t go there!

Any thoughts or suitable links would be very appreciated.

Thank you to and Happy Holidays.

Henry J.

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2020-01-03 22:13:21
2020-01-03 22:13:21

I also had questions about Flash, rollovers, and HTML5, so to add to this conversation, I found a site which gave some answers and guided examples on using Flash rollovers and mobile devices. I hope this information is helpful.

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/captivate-8-mobile-and-responsive-design/simple-replacements-for-rollover-captions-images-and-slidelets

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2020-01-02 09:08:35
2020-01-02 09:08:35

Lieve, thank you very much for your help.

Are there any features in Captivate that only work in Flash or is it possible to build everything in HTML5?

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2020-01-02 09:12:00
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Slide transitions and Text animations are two features which will not work in HTML5 output. Use only Learning Interactions, no widgets from the Gallery. I also tend to replace FMR slides in software sims by   Video Demo slides.  Of course SWF animations nor FLV video will work. On the opposite side there are several recent features which will only work in HTML5 output.

There are more limitations for Fluid Boxes projects, but I don’t think you are pointing at that type of projects.

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Lieve Weymeis
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2020-01-02 09:29:14
2020-01-02 09:29:14
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Lieve Weymeis
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FMR slides? What’s the acronym mean?

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Henry James
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2020-01-02 09:30:31
2020-01-02 09:30:31
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Henry James
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Full Motion Recording slides. They sometimes fail to work well for HTML output, they were originally SWF-based and are converted to mp4 on publishing to HTML5.

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Lieve Weymeis
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2020-01-02 09:31:25
2020-01-02 09:31:25
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Lieve Weymeis
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Thank you.

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Lieve Weymeis
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2020-01-03 15:19:59
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Lieve Weymeis
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It would be ideal to have a tool that converted Full Motion Recording slides that are swf to mp4 and reinsert instead of having this occur in publishing.  I have to do course maintenance and would like to replace any instances that reference a swf file.

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2020-01-03 16:00:33
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Yopro
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I would love to have them replaced automatically by Video Demo slides, because the editing features of those slides are much more powerful than for FMR slides.

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2020-01-01 10:16:42
2020-01-01 10:16:42

Rollover caption and Image will work on HTML5 output, but only on desktop/laptop browsers because they have real rollovers with mouse or trackpad. That is not the case for mobile devices.

There is a HTML tracker, but it will not indicate all possible problems. The only way to do that is to check with Preview HTML in Browser (for non-responsive projects the only preview method using HTML temporary output). If you see problems, it may also be the case after publishing.

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Lieve Weymeis
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2020-01-02 15:43:39
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Lieve Weymeis
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Great answer Lieve. Is anyone else having trouble with Chrome in this use case as well?

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2020-01-13 08:41:12
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caraodactyl
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What do you mean? I don’t see the link between Chrome (browser which started discussion about AutoPlay, and doesn’t install Flash player) and this question.

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