Adobe have released their experimental HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate for public testing on the Adobe Labs website.
You can download the HTML5 converter by following this link.
Basically this HTML5 Converter will allow you to create HTML5 compliant content from your Adobe Captivate 5 or Adobe Captivate 5.5 projects.
What can you convert?
– Adobe Captivate captured demonstrations with / without audio
– Adobe Captivate projects built by using Captivate objects (some exceptions apply)
Where will the HTML5 content play?
– Desktops using Chrome or Safari browsers
– iOS Devices such as iPad , iPad 2 , iPhone.
Testing on iPhone is currently limited and there is no official testing on Android devices so far.
Since this converter is still in its experimental state there are quite a few limitations and short commings. I have listed a couple of the most important here. Refer to the Release Notes for a full list.
– No Quiz and LMS support at this time.
– You cannot use it on Adobe Captivate projects that have been created from a PowerPoint presentation.
– Typing Text, Slide Video, Regular FLV video, Zoom Objects, Roll Over Slidelets, Animations, Widgets and Variables are not supported as of yet.
– The Converter itself will only run on a PC – Macs are not supported at this time.
So why should you try this?
If you have an interest in being able to port your Adobe Captivate content to HTML5 then this is your chance to participate in the testing of an evolving product. Try it out and use the Adobe Forum to report your findings, problems and short-commings so that Adobe can make this an even better product.