I am in the process of going through all of our Captivate modules and eliminating any non-HTML5 compliant elements. Several modules contain very long software simulations. On those simulations slides that have some sort of movement on them (i.e., scrolling down a screen), the HTML5 Tracker says, "Only animation image is supported." This indicates to me that these slides will present some kind of problem when published as HTML5. But I don't see any problems when I run the module in the SCORM cloud or when I preview as HTML5 in browser. The "animation images" seem to be working just fine.
Do I need to modify these slides somehow? Should I just ignore this message in the HTML5 Tracker? What's going on?
You're fine. When Captivate captures software simulation is does create an SWF file for full-motion recording but during the publishing process, these get converted to MP4 files. It will be interesting when the next major release of Adobe Captivate comes out if they will change this process to a non-SWF recording. Time will tell, however you have nothing to worry about for today. You can ignore these warnings in the HTML5 Tracker.
Thanks for posting this. A few slides that were pulled over from PowerPoint and contain no animation at all still had the 'Only animation inage supported' message in the HTML5 tracker. Confusing.
Indeed, very confusing. You would not have that warning if you replaced the FMR slide by Video Demo slides which publish natively to MP4, totally compatible with HTML5 output.
Theoretically when publishing to HTML output the FMR-slides (Full Motion Recording) which are originally SWF-based will be converted to MP4 (H264 video format). However from several users here and in other social media, and personally this is not always funcitioning well. For that reason, my approach to software simulations for demonstration goals (not Training/Assessment) has changed. Here are some tips:
Yiou're welcome, maybe not the easy solution you expected.