A way to slow down video playback?

Oct 01, 2021

I have several courses now that are using video to demonstrate how to do something in a computer application.  Videos have closed captioning included, but I am getting some complaints that it's too difficult to read and see what is being clicked.  (understandably)

Is there, or has anyone discovered, a way to slow video playback?  Is this an accessibility request that should be submitted to Articulate?

I'm open to any suggestions to make this easier for the learners to access.

8 Replies
Math Notermans

As this is basically YouTube / WebVideo default functionality... putting it on YouTube/Vimeo and embedding that with an external WebObject might do the trick.

If you want that standard functionality directly in Storyline...except for stalking Articulate for a feature request the only thing you can do is export the complete video to single jpgs or a gif animation.. and then you can add custom functionality to it with Javascript to speed up, slow down, and do whatever with it as wanted.

Kind regards,

Luciana Piazza

Hello Tracy!

I'm happy to share that we have released Storyline 360 version 65 (Build 3.65.28121.0) today! 

Included in this release is an enhancement where all learners are enabled to interact with videos via accessible controls that match the modern player style, exceed color contrast guidelines, and communicate perfectly with screen readers. Learners can even change the playback speed, switch to full-screen mode, and use picture-in-picture mode to move videos to a floating window.

Now all you need to do is update Storyline 360 in your Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer. You'll find our step-by-step instructions here.

Please let us know if you have any questions by reaching out to our Support Engineers directly.

Have a great day!

Joe Tansengco

Hi Martin, 

I can confirm that the video playback speed feature is still available for videos that have been added to a Storyline 360 course. Here's a screenshot of a course with video that I published to Review 360 for your reference: 

Would you be willing to share a copy of your project file here or in private by opening a support case so we can check why the playback speed button is not showing up for you? We'll delete it when we're done testing!

Joe Tansengco

Hello Adrienne, 

Good news! This feature is already available for narrated slides in the form of the Course Playback Speed Control. All you need to do is to enable this feature in the Player settings to allow your learners to slow down the speed of narrated slides in your course. Here's how: