Storyline 360 lets you adjust these properties for an embedded video:

  • How loud it is in relation to your overall course
  • Where it gets displayed and when it plays
  • Whether it has its own player controls
  • Whether it's compressed
  • What its alt text and closed captions are
  • How it's arranged with other objects on the slide and what size it is

To access video properties, click once on the video you want to edit, then go to the Options tab on the ribbon.

Working with Video Options


Play the selected video on the slide stage. Click the button again to stop it.

Video Volume

Change the relative volume of your video.

  • Low lowers the volume to 50% of the original.
  • Medium sets the volume at 100%, meaning there's no change to the original volume. This is the default option.
  • High raises the volume to 150% of the original.
  • Mute silences the video.

This option isn't available for website videos.

Edit Video

Edit the video. When the built-in video editor opens, you can trim and crop to show only the portions you want; adjust the volume, brightness, and contrast to improve quality; and add a logo or watermark for branding.

To learn more about using the video editor, review this user guide.

This option isn't available for website videos.

Show Video

Choose whether the video displays in the slide or in a new browser window.

Play Video

When do you want the video to start playing? Select one of these options. (This property will be grayed out if you display the video in a new browser window—see above.)

  • Automatically plays the video as soon as the slide's timeline reaches the start of the video object. For more details on working with the timeline, review this user guide.
  • When clicked plays the video when learners click it.
  • From trigger plays the video when a specific event has occurred, such as clicking a button. To learn more about triggers, review this user guide.

This option doesn't apply to website videos. Generally, learners need to click web videos to play them. Some browsers still allow web videos to autoplay (if the autoplay feature is enabled in your embed code), but the trend is for browsers to prevent media from autoplaying.

Video Controls

If you're using the modern player, enable accessible video controls and pick a dark or light theme color for them. Choose Show none to omit accessible video controls.

If you're using the classic player, choose Below video from the drop-down to add a separate legacy playbar to the video, so learners can play, pause, rewind, and fast forward it. Choose None to omit the separate playbar for the video.

This option isn't available for website videos.


Choose Automatic from the drop-down to have Storyline 360 compress your video files when you publish.

Choose None not to compress your video files. Video quality will be higher, but it also results in larger files.

This feature is only available for MP4 videos created with baseline, main, or high profiles. All other video files will be compressed when published.

Add Captions
Edit Captions

This button will change depending on whether your video already has captions. Click it to open the closed captions editor where you can fine-tune imported captions or quickly add new ones with the help of caption placeholders that are already synced with your video.


Use these buttons to import, export, and delete closed captions. Review this user guide for details.


Arrange the video with other slide objects using the Bring Forward, Send Backward, and Align drop-down.


Size the video on the slide using the Height and Width fields. Enter values in pixels.

The aspect ratio of your video will be maintained—when you change one value, the other value will automatically change for you.

Additional Right-Click Options for Working with Videos

You can access several more video options by simply right-clicking a video placeholder.


Group a video with other objects on the slide.

This is useful if you want to rotate a video. Although videos can't be rotated by themselves, they can be rotated when they're grouped with another object.

Bring to Front

Send to Back

Arrange your video with other objects on the slide.

Preview Video

Play the video on the slide stage. Click anywhere outside the video to stop it.

Edit Video

Edit your video in the built-in video editor.

This option isn't available for website videos.

Change Embed Code

Modify the embed code. This option only pertains to website videos.

Replace Video

Swap out the original video without losing your video properties. Choose a Video from File, browse royalty-free Content Library 360 Videos, select a video from the Media Library, or Record a webcam video.

Export Video

Export the video from Storyline 360, it's saved as an MP4 file.

Show in Media Library

View the video in the media library.

Set Poster Frame

Assign a placeholder image to your video. Choose a Picture from File or browse royalty-free Content Library 360 Photos.

This is especially useful if you've configured your video to play only when learners click it. The poster frame will be visible to learners until they click it to play the video.

To remove the poster frame, right-click the video again, and select Remove Poster Frame.

Export Frame as Picture

Export a frame of the video as an image from Storyline 360, it's saved as a PNG file.


Change the default name (Video 1, Video 2, etc.) assigned to videos in Storyline 360.

Another way to rename videos and other objects is to use the timeline.

Size and Position

Another way to specify an exact size and position for your video. To learn more about the Size and Position window, review this user guide.


Open the Size and Position window directly to the Accessibility tab where you can add alt text and closed captions.

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