Video Limits?

Aug 16, 2011

Are there any limits on the length of a video that can be placed into a Presenter project?  I have some videos that are 40 minutes in length and I have had reprots that they are "locking up" after 15 minutes on the LMS.

Any thoughts?


6 Replies
Brian Batt

Hi Derek,

Are the videos in SWF, FLV, or MP4 format?  If they're in SWF format & the video is set to be in sync with the slide, then the maximum length of the SWF file is 16,000 frames.  At 30 frames per second (which is the default setting in Articulate software), that translates to 8 minutes and 53 seconds.  However, if your video is set to 15 FPS or less, then that would be close to 15 minutes.

However, if you're using FLV or MP4 files, then there's not a limit.  Rather, the encoding of the video files might be causing the problem.  Thus, you may need to reconvert the video files with another program.

Nicole Young

I just tried converting two wmv files (one was 11 minutes, the other was 14) using Video Encoder. The 11-minute video converted perfectly, and I embedded it in my Engage interaction. The 14-minute version, however, won't convert; I get a notice saying I don't have enough system memory to do it. I've had several members of my team test this, and none of us can convert this video.

Are there any limits for Engage? Are there any limits for Video Encoder? Could the movie itself be flawed in some way though it plays just fine?


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