Adding a Video from a streaming server

Apr 26, 2013


I am trying to add a video from a (I believe) Wowza streaming server. We have the server on site and have all the content produced in Camtasia Studio, and exported as MP4. So we don't duplicate videos in multiple places I would like to have the videos streamed from our main server and the final storyboard out put contains a reference to them, and not all of the videos. 

The embed code we normally use is java based and did not work, so I was given an alternative way to ref the videos, 

It works in the time line, and while using the videos in the edit, but then once exported either does not display the player, or does and it just does not play. 

Does any one have any ideas how best to proceed. I can post up the code if needed.



3 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Tom,

One quick question for you; How are you viewing the course when the video doesn't display or doesn't play? Are you viewing it locally, by any chance? If so, try uploading the course to your web server or an LMS. 

If you view published Storyline content on your local hard drive or send it to someone else to view on their local hard drive, you'll encounter security restrictions from the computer, web browser, Flash Player, and network that'll cause various features of your content to fail.
To properly test your published content and share it with others, upload it to the environment for which it was published. Please review the following article for details:
I hope this helps!
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Tom,

Thanks for the link! 

That is strange. I tested in Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer and I saw the same results as well. I see the placeholder, but I'm unable to interact or play the video in those two browsers.

Curious - if you open the direct link to the video in Chrome or Firefox, does it load? 

Are you able to use the video in a different format, possibly as an inserted video instead of streaming? You could also create a single video screen recording in Storyline as well. You'd still be able to resize it, if you need to retain the size of your original video. Having said that, though, I'm not sure if that will work with your project. 

Thanks again Tom,


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