My company is producing a series of training and "elevator pitch" videos within captivate that we would like to broadcast on you tube. I have downloaded a number of .swf to .avi conversion tools such as Sothlink, AUN Soft, and Byte Scout to name a few (details on my experiences with them below).
Does anyone have successful experience converting Captivate for use on You Tube? This is a time sensitive issue and I'd appreciate some solid advice or simply a point in the right direction.
I downloaded Sothlink based on an Adobe Captivate blog. (http://www.adobe.com/devnet/captivate/articles/youtube.html) Within the application it captured video and audio with no issue, however, the exported file had no audio. I matched all my settings per the blog's settings with no luck. Tried this multiple times with multiple files and different settings. I reviewed their support forums and postings haven't been responded to since 2008, so I am not sure if there is current support for this application. My email to support has gone unanswered.
AUN Soft captured audio and video, but it will only do the first 5 seconds of the movie, nothing else. I followed their step-by-step instructions, tried multiple files, multiple setup types... no luck.
Byte Scout was simply a train wreck.
Also, has Adobe announced plans to allow for Captivate to You Tube conversion natively? I really like the program overall, but I see this as a big deficiency... at least for my purposes.
Captivate 4 now has an AVI output that is intended for the YouTube purpose.
If you have Captivate 4, you should investigate it. If not, perhaps download the eval of 4 and see if it meets your expectations. If so, perhaps it would justify the cost of an upgrade.
Thanks for the heads up. Now I am running into the issue that I am continually getting errors when uploading to YT. It gets around 1/4 the way through each time and throws an error. The file is 15mb.
For the export I selected Media > AVI. I tried MPEG4 V1,V2,V3, XvidMpeg 4 and the defualt setting (Cinepak). None of which have worked on upload. I checked the exported file and it plays fine. Not sure why YT is choking.
There is a piece in the video with "live recording" so I removed it from the video to see if it was the culprit, still choked in YT.
Any ideas on preferred settings when uploading?