Adding a video to timeline in Storyline - why doesn't the video get added at its original length?

When I add a video (usually .mp4) to an existing timeline in Storyline 2, the video ends up being stretched to the length of the timeline instead of just being added at its original length. Audio narration files that are added don't do this, but videos do it every time.

Is there a simple solution to this so I don't have to retime video files to their correct length?

2 Replies
Andy Kay
Walt Hamilton

Videos are by default set to play to the end of the timeline. If you add a video, then immediately right click it on the timeline and deselect show until end, it will show at its true length.

If you do any other action first, it won't work.

Thanks! All this time and I never knew that one.