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Is there a way to change the "Video" playback skin in Captivate 2017?

Community Beginner ,
Aug 16, 2017

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I can select the skin from the list but they all appear the same way, no change no mater which one I select.

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Is there a way to change the "Video" playback skin in Captivate 2017?

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Aug 16, 2017

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I can select the skin from the list but they all appear the same way, no change no mater which one I select.

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I am also having this issue. I can choose any number of skins for my video but when I open the preview or publish the project it goes back to the same skin. Are you using a trial version of Captivate? I'm trying to narrow down the possible causes.

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Oct 06, 2017

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It cannot be due to being a trial version, sorry.

Are you talking about the control panel for an event video? Or about the skin for an interactive course? Is it a normal or a reponsive project? Maybe post screenshots if my questions are not clear to you?

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this is in a responsive course. Video type is Progressive Download Video. Skin options shown below.  Regardless of selection, playback bar shown at bottom is what I get.

VideoSkinOptions.pngPlayback bar.png

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So I realized that this is a responsive project issue. In a blank project you have the whole selection of skins in the video bar, but once you make it responsive it forces you to use the default responsive skin which is the one in the image you showed.

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For a responsive project you can only use the mobile playbar, not the whole bunch.

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Oct 26, 2017

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I am having the same problem. I have a blank project with a customised skin and the color of the corporation is red and I want to have the skin of the video player to be red. The project is published in HTML .

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Oct 26, 2017

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Are you talking about the video player or the playbar for a published project?

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I am having the same issue, except my project is not responsive. No matter what video skin I choose, once it is published as HTML5, the video skin is the same as the one the OP showed.

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Nov 21, 2017

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Hello,

so I see some confusion. There are TWO kinds of skins.

The skin for your Main Project(at the very bottom of your project when you preview), lets call that the Project Skin, and the skin for Video (Video Skin) that sits underneath your Event Videos.

ALL the video skins.... are SWF's (Shockwave Flash files) so if you are exporting to HTML5 you are avoiding the SWF, and NONE of the VIDEO SKINS will work. And as far as I know there is no way to customize it. The skin should show up when you rollover the video.

Ive read a work-around can be to import your video into multi-slide video, and then the MAIN Project skin can control the video.

Hope this makes sense.

cheers!

mark

headTrix, Inc. | Adobe Certified Training & Consulting
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The Video player skins do work for event video. Even the nomral playbars are SWF files. They work on HTML5, don't they?

There is a big difference between inserting video as event video, which plays totally independent of Captivate and comes for that reason with an individual control panel (called video playbar or skin). If you insert as synchronized video, it can be controlled by Captivate, but you have to create custom buttons. Playing and pausing, even rewinding is OK but the indivitual progress bar (which yoy can have for event videoà is not so easy to create. Slide has to be extended to the duration of the video. If working with fluid boxes, there are still more issues with synchronized  video.

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Hi - Still works great today. Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Video players skins work for event video ONLY when exporting to SWF. They do not work for HTML5 export.

the suggestion or multi-slide video is just a work-around for those that want to keep their videos branded with their own skin.

The real answer for Event Video is NO - you are not able to customize these skins. Although I imagine someone has some scripted work around.

sorry.. I don't make the products, just trying to help!

cheers,

mark

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I have publsihed courses, reponsive projects, using event video skins that work on mobile devices.  I have not published to SWF since quite a while. Maybe I'm just lucky

The format of all the skins is SWF, not only the video skins.

The comment about diffference between event and synchronized video was just to clarify. When I want to control video I will use synched video (like for interactive video buttons). There are some limitiations about synchronized video in a fluid box, it is unlocked immediately., whereas event video perfectly fits in a fluid box  You are correct that since you need custom buttons  for synchronzied video that it is a better way to brand the design even if you have to miss the scrub bar.

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