Efficiently and painlessly work with media files stored outside your ToolBook application.

Now available!

Take Control of Your Graphics and Media Files
Tired of messing with clips? Need to manage Flash movies or MP3 files? Media Connection can build your clips for you and allow you to change their source based on language or audience. You can do the same for bitmaps and other resources. Manage your references to other media types via simple OpenScript calls that return current file locations. Store narration or other content for each clip, resource, or media file in the database.

Special Tools
Media Connection has special author-level tools for creating the database based on your ToolBook file.

Media Connection Price

Description Price
Media Connection $595
1 year Media Connection technical support (email only) $145

Educational and multiple-copy discounts are available.

User Comments

  • I tested the following languages: Japanese, Korean, Chinese (PRC) and Thai. All worked perfectly! Everything imported back into ToolBook just fine! Since we had not been able to use ToolBook for double-byte language content, we have built up a library of other tools that we use depending on the type of courses we are building. Now we should be able to eliminate one or more of these other applications which will make up the cost savings to purchase the TTS.
  • Prior to having Content Connection, we would have a separate set of books for each language and we would spend hours copying and pasting (which leaves lots of room for error - especially when we don't speak or read the translated language).
  • We have done a lot of work with Content Connection. It has enabled us to very quickly and easily create foreign language versions of our programs. While there are some limitations and challenges that we have in many cases found a way to work around, we would not be able to afford the manpower and liability due to errors that would be required to do the translations the way that we would have to do them without the translator. Content Connection is a fantastic tool if you need to do translations.
  • Important things to note: ONE ToolBook with all languages - a huge file management benefit. Ease of use for your translators. If somewhere down the line you find that you need a new language - no problem. You are all set up to very easily add the new language assuming that you can find someone to do the translation. If you have media that also needs to be translated, Platte Canyon has a similar product for media. (They sell a bundled connection package for under $2000.)
  • We offer our programs in multiple languages in both a native and web-based format. To do this, we use Platte Canyon's Content Connection which stores the text in a database for native TB use. Then, when we are ready to publish the foreign language version to DHTML, we select the language that we wish to publish to. The fields are populated with the correct language and we do the export.
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