I have created a Captivate Demo SWF and generated both SWF and HTML5 outputs.
In Robohelp 10, I inserted the SWF file and it shows and runs correctly when I preview it in Robohelp. The page only has a title and the SWF. However, when I publish an ePub, only the text shows when I use ADE to view the file- the SWF does not appear.
I don't know where to begin looking to troubleshoot.
ePub 3 does support video and HTML5. Video in ePub depends on the viewer you use. If I remember correct, Adobe Digital Editions correctly shows SWF, but for other video formats (mp4 etc.) you need iBooks from Apple.
It has been quite some time since I played with video in ePub, so my memory may be off. I'll dig into this, but it may be a some time.
Thanks for the reply. The SWF is a Captivate demo and doesn't include any video clips, just slides. I've followed the instructions in http://help.adobe.com/en_US/robohelp/robohtml/WSF2645FE2-E332-45ed-A84 0-5180DFFEDFA0.html.
Any other suggestions?
Bummer, it seems Flash content (or any active content for that matter) is no longer supported in ADE. Although it used to work: http://www.adobe.com/nl/products/digital-editions/release-notes.html Note the line:
“Digital Editions will not support embedded audio and video (such as H.264 streaming, MP3, or FLV).”
Movie support in ePub is limited to video formats that use H.264 or WebM encoding (http://idpf.org/accessibility/guidelines/content/xhtml/video.php). Unfortunately, support for this varies per device/application.
My bet: Convert your Captivate content to mp4 and insert that in your RH project. It won’t work on ADE, but it may work on other readers.