Inserting HTML5 Audio Using Adobe Contribute 6.5

HTML5 provides a standard for playing audio files. HTML5 defines a new element which specifies a standard way to embed an audio file on a web page: the
element. With Adobe Contribute 6.5 we can insert HTML5 audio files.

Using the HTML5 Audio option, you can insert an audio file of MP3, Ogg, or WAV format. Note that the support for these formats varies in different browsers. The following table displays the audio formats and the supported browser versions.

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HTML5 Editing Support on Adobe Contribute 6.5

HTML5 is a new standard for HTML that enhances the browsing experience. The latest version of all major browsers supports many of HTML5 features.

What HTML5 editing support does Adobe Contribute 6.5 provides?

Using Contribute, you can edit HTML5 pages. Contribute supports insertion of HTML5 tags such as video and audio. When you create a new web page, by default, it is of HTML5 type. You are also provided with an option to convert an HTML Doctype to HTML5 Doctype.

This post will detail on the insertion of HTML5 Video and HTML5 Video Properties functionalities.

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Adobe Unveils Contribute 6.5 with HTML5 Support

Adobe Unveils Contribute 6.5 with HTML5 Support

Support for HTML5 content, JQuery support and many other enhancements

Announcing the immediate availability of Adobe Contribute 6.5.


Adobe® Contribute® 6.5 is a powerful web publishing and website management tool that integrates authoring, reviewing, and publishing in an easy-to-use WYSIWYG HTML editor. Adobe Contribute helps to increase web publishing productivity while simplifying oversight and approval tasks.


What’s New in Adobe Contribute 6.5


HTML5 Support

Easily converts your website to HTML5 Doctype compatible. Also, provides the ability to insert HTML5 audio and videos to your web page to make them compatible with broad set of devices.

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Launch Contribute freshly by deleting Preferences

We hear from users that suddenly Contribute is unable to work smoothly as previously. This could be due corruption of Contribute’s preferences which could due to conflict in n/w or OS. How to recover from that ?
I have seen in few places about deleting a folder under web site might solve … but this is not true. We can try deleting the Preferences of Contribute and check, and yes this has resolved the issue for many.

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Minimize spelling error while typing

It is always a good idea to use the Check Spelling command to check the spelling in your draft after you add or edit text. Contribute checks for the spelling and corrects any error if the auto spell check is on. This minimizes spelling errors when typing using the inline spell checker in Contribute. Any spelling errors are flagged with a red squiggle below the incorrect word when you are in the Edit mode. Right-click the flagged word to display options suggested by the dictionary. After you choose the correct option, the flagged word is replaced with the selected word. When you change the dictionary, the background spell checker scans the entire document using the selected dictionary. Any errors flagged with the previous dictionary are removed.

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Contribute plug-ins for Firefox version 4 & 5

Contribute CS5 and CS5.1 browser plug-ins are compatible with Firefox(FF) Version 3. Due change in FF plug-in architecture, Contribute CS5 and CS5.1 plug-ins do not work in FF 4 and 5. So we have created a FF 4 and 5 compatible Contribute plug-in for CS5 and CS5.1. We have posted a Knowledge Base(KB) article about these new plug-in. The KB article provides details about the steps to install the patch.

The patch size on Windows is 230KB and 237KB on Mac. The build can be directly downloaded from here as well.
Windows :-

Mac :-

With this version of plug-in installed on FF4 and 5, you can continue to use following features of Contribute :

On Mac ensue that Firefox is opened in 32-bit mode to use Contribute’s plug-in.
To do so, right click on Firefox app and select “Get Info”.

Select the option ” Open in 32-bit mode” .

How to improve Contribute Startup time?


Does Contribute take long time to startup by connecting to all the websites and blogs you had connected to? However, you can select the desired website or blog server and configure Contribute to connect to it during startup or even don’t connect to any site/blog. By default, Contribute is configured not to connect to any website or blog server.

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How to add favicon to your website?


A favicon is a graphic image associated with a particular Webpage and/or Website.

Now the question comes, how to add a favicon to my website/webpage? To begin with, you will need a small icon that you wish to set as the ‘FavIcon’. It should be 16×16 in size. Once you have the icon ready, rename it to favicon.ico and upload it to your Server root folder, using Contribute through the option File-> Publish File from my Computer.

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Contribute CS5 Launch Issue … Updated

Lately, Contribute CS5 users have reported that, Contribute hangs or crashes on launch. This is after a recent Adobe Update. An update has been posted to fix this problem, and a KB article is published.
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How to install Contribute in silent mode successfully?

Contribute can be installed silently using the AAMEE tool.

It is split up into 2 steps.

  • Package the Contribute msi in un-serialized mode and install. Command to install the msi is – msiexec.exe /i Contribute.msi /qn
  • From the provision tool serialize the package. Command to serialize is adobe_prtk.exe –tool=ReplaceSN –serialize=Contribute-CS5-Win-GM –serial=

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