Obtaining an FLV output of your project


Adobe Captivate lets you obtain an F4V output of your projects. If you need an FLV output, you need to convert the F4V files to FLV files using Adobe Media Encoder.

Adobe Media Encoder is shipped with Adobe eLearning Suite and is also available as a standalone product.

This tutorial explains how to obtain an FLV output of your Adobe Captivate project.


  1. In Adobe Captivate, generate an F4V output.

    1. Go to File > Publish.
    2. In the Publish dialog box, click Media and click F4V With Fixed Frame Rate in the Select Type list.
    3. In the Project Title field, specify a name for the project.
    4. Click the browse icon to choose a folder for the output file.
    5. Click Publish.
  2. Using Adobe Media Encoder, convert the F4V output to an FLV file.

    1. Open Adobe Media Encoder.
    2. Drag-and-drop the F4V file into Adobe Media Encoder.

      F4V file in AME

    3. Click the hyperlink in the Preset column. The Export Settings dialog box appears.
    4. In the Preset list, click FLV - Match Source Attribtutes (High Quality).

      Preset options in AME

    5. In the Bitrate Settings section, click CBR as the Bitrate Encoding, and then select Encoding passes as Two.

      Bitrate settings

    6. Specify the required Bitrate. If the project is ‘heavy’ with lots of videos and animations, specify the bitrate as 500. For lighter projects, specify a bitrate of 360.
    7. Select the Keyframe Distance check box and specify the Key Frame Distance. For example, if the Frame Rate is 24 and you need a frame to appear every 3 seconds, specify the Key Frame Distance as 24 * 3=72 frames.

      Key Frame Distance

    8. Save the preset settings if required.
    9. Click OK.
    10. In the main window of Adobe Media Encoder, click Start Queue. The encoding of the F4V file begins and an FLV file is created at the same location as the source F4V file.

      Encoding of F4V file in progress

      FLV file created successfully


Obtain an FLV format of your Adobe Captivate project using Adobe Media Encoder (AME). AME is available with Adobe eLearning Suite that also contains Adobe Captivate along with other applications. AME is also available as a stand-alone product.


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