Web object sizing in Presenter 09

Apr 22, 2014

I've been experimenting with web objects for video, and what I'm finding is while I can control the size of the window the video plays in within Articulate, the video doesn't size down along with the window.  So if I make the window the size I want but the video is bigger than that, I get scroll bars.

What I'd really love is to be able to tell it to display at 95% of the screen size, so no matter the learner's monitor size or resolution, it'll adjust accordingly.  If that's not possible, I'd settle for the video playing in it's entirety in the window size I choose, rather than only part of the video showing.

Is there any way to accomplish this?  Or do I have to use video editing software to size down the width and height of the video itself?  (If so, any recommendations on software?)

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Tana Lyman

HI there,

The only way we've had any success is by hosting the video elsewhere, then inserting the url into the course as a web object.  We've tried to add video directly into Presenter, but no matter the format we use, it doesn't seem to work.  We tested extensively, but regardless of format there was always someone in our test group who couldn't view the video.  Hair-pulling experience as you can imagine!  I don't know if it's an issue with Articulate or an issue with other software installs on our computers.  Our computers are all pretty standardized, so I'm not sure what to think.

The web object method, however, seems to work for everyone.  The only drawback is if we want the video to display smaller - for example, let's say we have an image of a projector screen on a slide and we want the video to play within that.  If the video is larger (not in file size, in width and height) than the projector screen, we can't seem to size it down.  We can alter the size of the window, but then we have scrollbars as the video isn't downsizing along with the window.

Does that help?  An obvious solution is to have it play in a new window instead ... but we'd like to have more options than that.

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