2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 19, 2013 6:11 AM by Leeckel RSS

    What is the best way to include video in RoboHelp?

    Leeckel

      Using Camtasia to create videos.  I can link to mp4 videos from RoboHelp but then the video replaces the content in the help screen.   I tried updating the HTML to embed a Flash version of the video within the help content.  This worked initially but every time the project is republished, the videos break. I need to be able to include multiple videos on one page.  Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

        • 1. Re: What is the best way to include video in RoboHelp?
          Captiv8r ACP/MVPs

          Hi there

           

          What version of RoboHelp are you using? (4, 5, 10?)

           

          What RoboFlavor? (RoboHelp HTML or RoboHelp for Word)

           

          If the videos need to be on the same page, you could insert them into an Inline Frame (IFRAME). Basically an IFRAME is a small window that presents another HTML page. That HTML page can host the video.

           

          Cheers... Rick

          • 2. Re: What is the best way to include video in RoboHelp?
            Leeckel Community Member

            Hi Rick,

             

            Thanks for the reply.  We're using RoboHelp 10, HTML.  We tried updating the HTML in the RoboHelp project to include code for the iFRAME but if we put more than one video on the page the videos don't work.  Not sure how to get around this.  Also, we tried including an object tag in the HTML.  This seemed to work for multiple videos but every time we re-published the project in RoboHelp, RoboHelp updates the code we had added.  We are trying to keep our videos stored on a server so that they weren't saved with the project itself but given that we can't seem to get this working, I'm not sure what the best option is.  Any additional insight you can provide is appreciated.  Thanks.

             

            Lisa