Set the properties for event videos using its Property Inspector (Window > Properties).
Properties of event videos
Enter a unique name for the object. You can use this name when defining the visibility conditions for the object.
Deselect this option if you want the object to be invisible on the slide. The object can be made visible using the Show option. For more information, see Controlling the visibility of objects.
Click to add accessible text to the object. For details, see Customize accessibility text for objects
Flash Video Streaming Service
Choose this option if the video is hosted on AMS or any other web server and the service provider is one of the Adobe partners. With this option, you can use either RTMP or HTTP streaming.
If your Adobe Captivate project contains video files, ensure that the files contain metadata for the video player to function correctly. Video files created with Flash Communication Server 1.5.2, FLV Exporter version 1.2, and Sorenson Squeeze® 4.0 automatically contain metadata. Sorenson Squeeze 4.0 is included with the Flash Video Kit. If you import an FLV file that does not have any metadata, the file will not play correctly in your project.
File Link (appears only when the selected video type is Progressive Download Video)
The absolute or relative path to the video file.
Browse (appears only when the selected video type is Progressive Download Video)
Click to navigate to the video file.
Server URI (appears only when the selected video type is Streaming Video)
The server name, application name, and instance name.
URL (appears only when the selected video type is Flash Video Streaming Services)
The direct file link provided by your Flash Video Streaming Service.
Live Video Feed (appears only when the selected video type is Streaming Video)
Select this option to insert a live video feed.
Buffer Time (appears only when the selected video type is Streaming Video or Flash Video Streaming Service)
Enter the amount (time) of video that must be loaded before the video plays in the Adobe Captivate project. (The length of actual time it takes to stream video varies depending on the user’s bandwidth.)
The skin (playbar) for the inserted video. A preview of the skin you select appears directly below the Skin menu.
Select the check box to apply shadow to the video. Choose one of the presets. You can customize a preset by clicking Custom.
Select the direction: inner or outer. The preview of the selected direction is displayed on stage.
click to select a color for the shadow. Specify the alpha for the color, in percentage, in the adjacent field.
Loop (option disabled if you selected Rest Of Slide or Duration Of Video from the Display For menu)
Select this option if you want the video to play continuously.
Pause Slide Till End Of Video (option enabled only if you selected Rest Of Slide from the Display For menu)
Select this option to pause the slide that contains the video until the video has finished playing. This option is enabled only when you select Rest Of Slide in the Display For menu.
Specify a transition effect for the video file. You can make the video file fade in during its entry, and fade out during its exit.
Add a video file
Only FLV/F4V files with metadata play in Adobe Captivate projects. If the inserted file does not have metadata, use third-party software like FLVMDI to add metadata to the file.
Change video quality
In general, color is rendered correctly in Adobe Captivate projects. However, sometimes colors are rendered inaccurately, such as when the color scheme varies radically between slides.
You can fix most of these problems by changing the video quality of the slide. Adobe Captivate provides four levels of video quality, even though only the Low option is suggested for most uses.
Selecting the JPEG, High Quality, or Optimized format may increase the file size and the time it takes to download your project. Use a format other than Standard only when necessary and appropriate.