What file formats can be used in Connect?

You can always find the file formats that are compatible with Adobe Connect during the upload process from either a Connect Meeting ‘Share Pod’ or from the ‘New Content’ button in the ‘Content’ tab

The list of allowable file formats from the Content Tab are as follows, along with some information on their possible application:

  • *.ppt,- Older versions of PowerPoint format (converted into Flash during upload)
  • *.pptx – PowerPoint 2007 format (converted into Flash during upload)
  • *.flv – Streaming Flash Video
  • *.swf – Progressive download Flash Video (interactive Flash Video)
  • *.pdf – Adobe PDF document (Hyperlinks are supported)
  • *.gif – Image
  • *.jpg – Image
  • *.png – Adobe Photoshop Image
  • *.mp3 – Audio
  • *.html – Used for custom content uploaded to the Connect Training (Articulate for example)
  • *.mp4 – Video (if possible, convert to .flv format instead as this seems to be far more efficient in Connect)
  • *.f4v – Streaming Flash Video format compatible with Flash Player 9 onward
  • *.zip – Used to upload the ‘raw’ Adobe Presenter content or Adobe Captivate content into Connect (Please refer to the documentation for valid contents for other zip files if applicable)
Uses in Adobe Connect
You can load all of these formats *except* the .html into a Share Pod.  All of these *including* .html should be available to use in a Training Curriculum (the .html is for custom learning content such as Articulate but be aware that this is not a ‘binary’ solution and files/formats might require some ‘tweaking’)

Licensing Requirements
You can upload into the ‘Content’ section if you have either a ‘Meeting Hosts’ license or if you have a ‘Hosted Access’ license‚ĶAdobe Presenter and Adobe Captivate can both publish directly to the Connect Account ‘Content’ section from within the applications, but the user would still need the appropriate license as noted above

Other (3rd party) content can be published to Connect if you have the appropriate license (as noted above) and in one of the formats listed above (so for example Camtasia would likely be in .flv format)

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