It may be that you need to configure the MIME type on the server. Are you able to play FLV files otherwise? Normally all you need to do is ensure that the FLV is in the same folder as the Captivate content is. I can't tell for sure if you are doing this.
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When I read your question I get the impression that you have your Captivate SWF files in one location and your FLV files in another. In your Captivate project you created the links to the FLV videos to reflect their location on the server.
It could be an issue of the Crossdomain policy. Are your SWF's and FLV's hosted on the same server? If not then that is probably what is wrong.
The easiest way to work with FLV's in Captivate is to set up a relative path when you import the videos (simple just type in the videoname.flv) and then keep the videos together with your published Captivate SWFs.
Thanks for the inputf - still won't work - We've had the flv files in the same directory on the server as the swf files,
If I browse to the actual path (c:\captivate\training\index.htm) it works fine. However, if I go to http://mywebsite/training/index.htm, it will not play the flv files. The rest of the slide's functions work fine.
We changed our paths from c:\captivate\training\file.flv to just simply the file name, as has been suggested, still same results.
When we click on the htm file we get the results we want, but if we use the web address for that same directory, the flv files again, don't play.
Thanks for looking - we really appreciate it.
I'm sorry but I have no clue why you are experiencing these problems. I never had any problems with FLV's delivered on the web through Captivate courses.
Maybe someone else has a bright idea.
You are correct! The MIME type needed set - running Windows 2003 -
Here's the details on how to do it from another thread -
Close eye - he mentions selecting the MIME types tab, when actually its a button in the dialog box, but other than that the directions are pretty good.
Together, you guys solved my problem. Thanks!