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Embedding Video Files in Adobe Captivate CBT

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I'm trying to run videos (with voice commentary) created in Techsmith Camtasia Studio into an interactive CBT created using Adobe Captivate.
I imported an MP4 into the CBT (it was converted during import - into an AVI file?). When I previewed it, it ran but the sound quality was awful; when I published it, the video wouldn't run at all.
I'm not a techie and this is all a bit outside my comfort zone. I guess what I want to know is what parameters I should use when producing the video in Camtasia (format, SCORM-compliancy, sound quality etc) and how I should import the video file into the Captivate CBT.
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Julie
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Hi julie,

I'm not an Adobe expert but i've never had much luck with programs that do automatic conversion (such as Captivate).   AVI is not the best format for the video, it would be best to convert it outside of Captivate into a more suitable format (say .FLV or .F4V)

Ideally you don't want Captivate to do any conversion at all.

Once you've converted it, check its file size and the quality and if your happy with it import it into the CBT

From a quick look around, the general suggestion for file conversion settings into Captivate are:
¿Frame Rate [fps]: 15 fps
¿Bitrate Encoding: CBR
¿Encoding Passes: Two
¿Bitrate [kbps]: 150k (Slow connections) to 750k+ (Fast Connections)

Depending on what your using it for you might want to tweak these once you've tried conversion.

I hope this helps!

Good Luck!

regards

Steve
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oh ... and there are lots of programs out there to do conversion ... one example is:
http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-MP4-Video-Converter.htm

(I can't swear how good it is tbh, not tried this one ... but you can google for them)

Steve
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