A question I often hear is “what is the best way to add Flash Video (FLV) to a slide in Articulate Presenter?” Sure, Articulate Presenter supports inserting SWF video at the slide level, but what if you want to include longer video on a slide in Articulate Presenter?
The answer is use Engage!
Articulate Engage supports adding FLV to all interactions, and since Articulate Presenter allows you to insert Engage interactions to slides, you can have FLV video in a slide in Articulate Presenter.
Why is Engage so great for adding FLV video?
- Engage is super easy
- Engage allows your FLV to be controlled by the Articulate Presenter playbar
- Engage allows your FLV to be controlled by its own independent playbar
- Engage supports the latest FLV encoders (On2 and Sorenson)
- Engage allows the volume of your FLV to be controlled by the Articulate Presenter volume controller
- Engage doesn’t require using Flash
Questions you might ask:
If Articulate Presenter supports SWF video, why should you use FLV video in Articulate Presenter?
Well, SWF video is great for short video with little or no audio, but due to limitations of Flash, it has problems with audio synchronization with video over 90 seconds in length. If you need to include anything longer than a couple of short seconds of video, you really should use FLV instead of SWF video.
I see on your blog you have posted several other ways to add FLV to a slide that don’t require Engage. Why wouldn’t I just use one of those methods?
The alternatives to Engage that I have pointed out on my blog are complicated, hacky, and aren’t as elegant as using Engage, and some of them require knowing or using Flash.
Save yourself some time and headaches by using Engage to simply and easily add FLV video to a slide.