4 Replies Latest reply on May 19, 2007 11:51 AM by Newsgroup_User

    will i need to have streaming server

    Level 7
      Hello and happy saturday,

      I have not used robohelp before, and thought I would download the trial. but
      just a quick question.

      when I create a robohelp application, do I need to put it on a streaming
      server, I am confused as to what to do when I have all created as, I wouldnt
      want my user to get to my page and then have to wait ages for it to open. I
      was going to use captive to capture me doing some things with somftware and
      create a small tutorial, I want to use that with robohelp.

      should I or will i need to have my application on a streaming server, if so
      can any one recomend some where that i can page a few dollars a month that
      is ok.

      best regards

      kenny


        • 1. Re: will i need to have streaming server
          RoboWizard Level 4
          Hi Kenny

          Streaming server should not be needed here. RoboHelp output lives quite happily on standard, run of the mill web servers. Captivate does seem to dovetail nicely into RoboHelp content. I do it all the time myself, as I actually use RoboHelp as well as Captivate to conduct classes on each!

          The only way any form of "streaming" sever would be required would be if you were wanting to utilize Captivate to deliver actual video content in the form of .FLV files. When you do this, there is an option to stream the video.

          Hopefully this helps... Rick
          • 2. Re: will i need to have streaming server
            johndaigle Level 4
            Hi, Twocans
            Rick is right on. If I could expand a bit in case others are lurking with similar questions. One of the great things about Adobe Captivate is that the Flash player is so common in all web browsers these days, most everyone can view them quite easily. More and more authors are using camcorder video to illustrate real life situations to users and not just talking heads.

            The Flash Video format (FLV) is now supported by Adobe Captivate and Adobe RoboHelp. This is where the Flash Streaming Server Rick referred to may be involved. Fortunately in most cases I've not found it necessary. You can just include your Captivate movie (with or without FLV) into your RoboHelp project and publish to your webserver. If you are using FLV, you would want to add the file to the Baggage virtual folder.. If you have a bunch of FLV video and this is a major part of your project, then it might be worth the extra investment to host them on a Flash Streaming Server (your own, or a hosted server).
            Meanwhile, if you'd like to read more about ways to include movies into RoboHelp projects, check out my article on the Adobe Developer Center.

            Adobe RoboHelp 6 costars with Adobe Captivate 2

            While, you're there, check out the many other articles by Rick Stone, Peter Grainge, Craig Clarke and Matthew Ellison.
            The developer center is one of Adobe's best kept secrets. I'm surprised many folks simply don't know about it.
            Thanx,
            john
            • 3. Re: will i need to have streaming server
              Level 7
              Thanks you very much

              gratefully appreciated

              Kenny




              "johndaigle" <john@johndaigle.com> wrote in message
              news:f2ncae$sa5$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Hi, Twocans
              > Rick is right on. If I could expand a bit in case others are lurking with
              > similar questions. One of the great things about Adobe Captivate is that
              > the
              > Flash player is so common in all web browsers these days, most everyone
              > can
              > view them quite easily. More and more authors are using camcorder video to
              > illustrate real life situations to users and not just talking heads.
              >
              > The Flash Video format (FLV) is now supported by Adobe Captivate and Adobe
              > RoboHelp. This is where the Flash Streaming Server Rick referred to may be
              > involved. Fortunately in most cases I've not found it necessary. You can
              > just
              > include your Captivate movie (with or without FLV) into your RoboHelp
              > project
              > and publish to your webserver. If you are using FLV, you would want to add
              > the
              > file to the Baggage virtual folder.. If you have a bunch of FLV video and
              > this
              > is a major part of your project, then it might be worth the extra
              > investment
              > to host them on a Flash Streaming Server (your own, or a hosted server).
              > Meanwhile, if you'd like to read more about ways to include movies into
              > RoboHelp projects, check out my article on the Adobe Developer Center.
              >
              > http://www.adobe.com/devnet/captivate/articles/cp_rh_integration.html
              >
              > While, you're there, check out the many other articles by Rick Stone,
              > Peter
              > Grainge, Craig Clarke and Matthew Ellison.
              > The developer center is one of Adobe's best kept secrets. I'm surprised
              > many
              > folks simply don't know about it.
              > Thanx,
              > john
              >


              • 4. Re: will i need to have streaming server
                Level 7
                Thanks you very much

                gratefully appreciated

                Kenny





                "RoboWizard" <rstone75@kc.rr.com> wrote in message
                news:f2mtnr$ce0$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                > Hi Kenny
                >
                > Streaming server should not be needed here. RoboHelp output lives quite
                > happily on standard, run of the mill web servers. Captivate does seem to
                > dovetail nicely into RoboHelp content. I do it all the time myself, as I
                > actually use RoboHelp as well as Captivate to conduct classes on each!
                >
                > The only way any form of "streaming" sever would be required would be if
                > you
                > were wanting to utilize Captivate to deliver actual video content in the
                > form
                > of .FLV files. When you do this, there is an option to stream the video.
                >
                > Hopefully this helps... Rick
                >