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Batch convert .cp to .mp4 or any other video format

Apr 13, 2012 1:33 AM

I have about 150 captivate project files. I would like to batch convert them to video files. Can this be done?


It already seems possible to export them one by one to a .mp4-format, however I can not seem to find a way to batch convert all these captivate files to any video format.


Is this possible? Or do I really need to open them one by one and export them to mp4? Is there a way to automate this?

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    Apr 13, 2012 6:25 AM   in reply to RobbieHo

    Not possible out of the box with Captivate, has been asked already a couple of times.

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    Apr 13, 2012 6:30 AM   in reply to RobbieHo

    Batch conversion from SWF to a video is possible with the Adobe Media Encoder, but not cptx to a video with Captivate. Should have been more complete. Adobe has a solution, but not in Captivate




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    Apr 13, 2012 6:46 AM   in reply to RobbieHo

    CPTX is the authoring file, editable. SWF is a typical output format from that authoring file, that is not really a conversion but a publishing to output. Just like you have the Flash authoring files (FLA) that can be published to SWF.


    Hope you are aware of the fact that when converted to a video format you lose all interactivity?



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    Apr 15, 2012 3:07 PM   in reply to RobbieHo

    Hi there


    Unfortunately there is no way to batch convert anything in any version of Captivate. You might consider submitting a Wish Form to ask for this capability to be added to a future version. (link for that is in my sig)


    For the time being, however, you might find that using something like Macro Express will help.


    Click here to visit the Macro Express web site


    Cheers... Rick


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