September 30, 2020
Captivate 2019 Aggregator Option
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September 30, 2020
Captivate 2019 Aggregator Option
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Hello,

I am trying to determine if Adobe Aggregator is the best option to combine several videos into a elearning module.  I have six captivate videos and I want to combine them into one file to create a module. I had issues using the Aggregator option. I was able to upload all the SWF files into the Aggregaor but then they would not preview. I attempted again and I could not upload the SWF files. I was getting an error messages  “stating mp4 is the dependent file and it does not exist” It does exist but I only upload the SWF file into Aggregator.  Any help would be appreciated.  If this is not be best option to combine what other suggestions can you give.  I already try to copy and paste to new project but ran into issues there too.

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2020-10-08 09:35:29
2020-10-08 09:35:29

OK. An alternative in that case would be to publish the software simulations, Demo mode, to video. Personally I would have used Video Demo because of its better quality and editing functionality but you have already made the videos. I just hope you don’t have too much FMR (Full Motion Recording) slides, because they are not always converting well to video (MP4).

When you have the videos, create a new cptx project and insert each of the videos on a slide. If you want control by Captivate on the videos, use the Slide video type, if not you can use Event video.

Create a dashboard slide as first slide. Put buttons on them to jump to the video slides. On the video slides add a button to go back to the dashboard slide.

This workflow will allow you to create one file, and publish to HTML5.

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2020-10-08 19:33:57
2020-10-08 19:33:57
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Ok, thank you so much. I will give this a try.  I appreciate the help.

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2020-10-08 20:22:33
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You’re welcome! Success and let me know if it worked or if  you have more questions.

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2020-10-05 08:01:19
2020-10-05 08:01:19

You talk about interactive output, not about passive video, correct?

Please do not use SWF output anymore. The Flash player needed for that type of output is almost completely dead. End of 2020 all support ends as well. Recent browser versions do not install it by default and probably will take it out completely.

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2020-10-08 01:49:59
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Ok, maybe I used the wrong terms.  I created captivate simulations that show how to learn a software application. So they are watching the video simulation but not having to do anything. So I guess that would be passive video.   I have six and I want to combine them into one file. The option I saw was the Aggregator and it only took SWF files which yes I do know Flash will end this year but that option only lets you load SWF file. But as stated it did not generate the combine file I desired.

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