I am using Captivate 6 (just upgraded from 5.5) and we noticed that the video demos are now being saved as mp4s. I have no problem with that, since mp4s work on more browsers than flvs. However, there does not seem to be any way to control the names of these mp4 files. And Recording_1.mp4 is not very unique. This is a serious problem.
We do many different video demo files for our courses. I often have instances where one "Chapter" in the course contains two different "Lessons" that each have a video demo. We tend to keep all Chapter resources in the same directory on our CDs. So if I have two lessons in one chapter that each have a video named "Recording_1.mp4", they are constantly overriding one another.
Surely there is a way to change the name of the output file that Captivate creates for these demos???
And yes, I know I can take the outputted mp4 file and re-add it to my project as external video, but then it will not be pre-loaded and will be subject to the delays and skips that seem to take place in any video that is added thru the "Video Manager".
In any case, its really difficult to figure out which video goes with which lesson anyway, when they all have generic, meaningless names.
Could you explain a little bit more? When publishing to MP4 I will always rename the published video. Are you talking about a cptx-file in which you have several slides that are captured as video?
I am not publishing the entire Captivate file as an mp4. I am publishing the file as a swf/html.
Embedded within my cptx project are 1 or more "screencasts" which were done as "recordings" within my project. When I "publish" the project, it saves my screencasts as <filename>.mp4. My problem is these filenames are ridiculously named and I cant seem to figure out how to rename them within my Captivate project.
So two projects with screencast video, could, when published, both have the screencasts saved as "RecordingVideo_1.mp4". This is causing problems for us. We do ALOT of video demos.
I'm having the same issue. This is a major issue for us.
Did you come up with a solution?
+ When you publish as an SWF, Captivate now breaks out the SWF into an HTM, CSS, JS, and one or more MP4 files. The MP4 files are automatically named "RecordingVideo_<x>.mp4".
+ This is a problem because if you have multiple published SWFs, they frequently share MP4s with the same file names. This breaks Adobe Aggregator.
As far as I know, since I was the only one that considered this to be a problem, it has been ignored. Our solution was to put each lesson into its own folder on our CD. This is extremely irritating, but it takes care of the problem for now.
If you can get anyone to listen to you, please let me know. As a programmer myself, I am appalled at this issue. No software should ever arbitrarily decide filenames for supporting files without giving the user an option to change those filenames. Especially not with such generic names...
Can anyone clarify that Cp6 *must* create an MP4 for videos when publishing as an SWF?
Project with recorded content (in my case software simulations), published to SWF (not HTML5)
Cp5 produces an HTM and SWF file.
Cp6 produces HTM, SWF and MP4
I'm not sure if the MP4 can be renamed. It does however seem that Captivate is creating them with "unique" filenames (19 digit random-looking number following the word "RecordingVideo").
I'm assuming that these modules are actually software simulation captures and that at some point in the capture you were scrolling or dragging and dropping etc?
If so, then yes, these sections will be output as MP4 video. That's the way Cp6 works for that type of capture.
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