Ability to change storyline play speed

Feb 04, 2016

hi there


I love the storyline package, it does pretty much what I want it to do save for one thing. We produce our material to go at a set speed but our material is very long. I want the option so that our audience can change the play speed like the following:

0.5x Speed

0.75x Speed

0.9x Speed

1x Speed

1.1x Speed

1.2x Speed

1.3x Speed

and so on until to 2x speed


20 Replies
Joshua Kamradt

Thank you Leslie.

You guys do know that it is really demoralizing to get the canned response after waiting for FOUR YEARS, right?  If you were really looking at it, it probably would have been updated long before this.

I have several threads here that we are just told... "Submit a request, and we will see what happens..." but nothing ever happens, other than I look towards the Adobe Captivate application a little more fondly, because it has the features.

I really like this application... but can't we get more support than that?

Ren Gomez

Hi Joshua,

I understand the frustration regarding feature requests that seem to go unnoticed but rest assured, we actively track every response in these discussions.

While we acknowledge this feature has been requested for years now, we're committed to making sure its impact and benefit come first. 

I can appreciate the ability to have playback speed options, and I’m happy to advocate on your behalf with our team internally as we continue to prioritize features.

Anthony Goss

I would like to add my voice to this one as well.  We need the ability to control the speed of the audio, video, and slide.  I develop music content, and the workarounds are very time consuming if you need build things at different tempos.  Rise has this already for video playback.  

Doug Thompson

Yes, absolutely. We have a large project coming up, and our client (a Fortune 100 company) has a requirement that any e-learning must allow the user to control/adjust the speed. If Articulate cannot support this, we will need to use a competing tool. I suspect that if this client is requiring it, more and more companies will. I agree with the others in this thread. This is an immediately necessary enhancement.

Alan Baertschi

DVD players have had variable playback speeds for the last probably 15-20 years, podcasts have had it for well over a decade, YouTube has had playback speed options since 2010, LinkedIn Learning... I'm truly curious if the developers don't want to add this feature, or if they are unable to add this feature. 

Jürgen Schoenemeyer

Playback Speed Control  is actually a feature of the modern player, not of the classic player

but in storyline 360 it is possible to use  Playback Speed Control with javascript trigger (with both player)


I have no storyline 3, so I cannot test it

you could test it

  • create with the newest version of storyline 3 an example with audio
  • publish to web
  • open the result in Chrome or Firefox
  • press F12 (-> browser console)
  • you can now use a javascript command (without a trigger)
  • enter: DS.appState.getPlaybackSpeed()

if you get "1" as result - Storyline 3 supports Playback Speed Control in the (classic) player

the screenshot above is done with Storyline 360 (3.75) and the classic player