Indeed, I don't believe you should expect to be able to insert HTML 5 tags in the editor and have RoboHelp accept them. Perhaps someday it will be possible, we can't say for certain. But for now, we have to live within its constraints. While you may see that RoboHelp is capable of outputting HTML 5 content, all the tagging happens at the time the code is generated. If you are coming from perhaps a DreamWeaver background, you might be expecting RoboHelp to behave in a similar way. For example, in DreamWeaver, you add files and you work on them and what you see is just copied to the web server when you are finished. RoboHelp is a different beast. After you edit your content, you must kick off the "generation" process. At that point, each of your source files is copied and modified. And you take that modified version of the files and copy it to the web server when you are finished.
I've used RoboHelp for over 20 years. I know about FrameMaker, but have no clue how to use it. Even though I don't know how to use Frame, I'll stretch as far as to say that there is likely little you can do there (or in RoboHelp for that matter) to "better control" video content. If you are wanting to deal with video content, these tools will do nothing but frustrate you. You might be best off by using a tool (perhaps DreamWeaver?) to edit the HTML page that might present the video content. You could then add it to a RoboHelp project separately using the Baggage Files feature.
I'm no expert on Adobe Digital Editions, but I've heard of it. I'll have to defer to someone better versed on the epub specifications. It's likely that video is simply not supported in that format.
Thanks for that. Yes frustration just about sums it up. I fell for the marketing on TCS5, it sounds so good. I was hoping to create epubs and also web based files, with video animations and html5 animations to support online technical training but I'm climbing down from that grand plan fast. I thought I'd be able to import Articulate Storyline, using i-frames and try Captivate (which is new to me too) and hoped to use .svg graphics and make it all responsive. I now know that was a very unrealistic in-the-deep-end for an online novice!! I've scurried back to Framemaker and will start with some interactions in .pdf output and see how that goes.
But it's been an interesting learning experience.
At least I now know I the code wasn't "wrong" exactly which I'd initially assumed, just not the right code for the situation.
Sarah, if you would please take a moment and complete the form linked below, we would all appreciate it.
The form is called the "wish form". It is a direct avenue to the Adobe development team. I know I've personally suggested to the team that they consider giving us better/easier ways to insert and control video from RoboHelp. But it won't have much (if any) traction until they begin to see requests from all over.