About Multimedia

Flare allows you to include various kinds of multimedia elements in your output, including the following:

  • Video You can embed Flash, Windows Media, Quicktime, and HTML5 files, as well as videos from your YouTube or Vimeo account. In addition, you can insert links to movies created in MadCap Mimic.
  • Audio You can embed Windows Media audio files.
  • 3D Models If you want to enhance your output using 3D, Flare supports Universal 3D (U3D) files. These files allow you to show users an interactive 3D model in print or web output.

These elements are supported in online outputs, but in many cases they are also supported in PDF output (when viewing the PDF in electronic format). See below for more information about which elements or file types are supported in which output type.