Embedding Screencast Video into Adobe Captivate Project

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Sorry to use the "A" word (Adobe) here but our shop uses both Captivate & Camtasia,  Since Captivate can't even come close to what you can do in Camtasia when it comes to the production of videos, instead of using their video/recording feature it's way better for us to create the content in Camtasia and then drop it into Captivate.

So here's my question. . . .   In Captivate you have the ability to "Insert Video" and then either select it from your computer or network and pop it in (the way we usually do it) or provide a URL to the video.  If possible, I'd like to provide a link here to a Screencast video.  I've tried both of the "Share" links from the Screencast page but neither seem to work.



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I have a Captivate license. I'll see if I can figure out a successful way to use screencast. Is there any other information you can provide about how it is not working? How are you producing the Captivate project? Where are you hosting? etc. If you would like to share additional details offline you can email me at e.smith@techsmith.com.

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Thanks Much Erika!  Let the screen shots begin. . . . . 

So inserting just the short link from the screencast "Share" section like this:

It throws this error when you hit "OK".

If you hit "No" it's Followed by this error:

If you hit "Yes" it's spins around a bit and provides this message:

And then when you hit "OK" it places this on the slide and it actually looks like it may work:

But it doesn't.  Instead when you get this slide in any Captivate preview mode, it just looks like it's trying to load and play but it doesn't.  It just spins around.

If you attempt to insert the "Embed" code from the screencast page, it just doesn't like that at all.  It provides this error and just clears out what you've pasted into the field:

So that's where I'm at.  Any advice would be much appreciated.


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