Background Audio Cool Trick

May 23, 2016

Hi All,

Just wanted to share a way to add audio across all slides in Storyline 2 There are a few posts on here about this, and I found this method to be super simple.

**Please note that this is just a cool trick, and not a built in feature of Storyline 2.

Publish your course, open the story.html file with Notepad, scroll to the bottom and add this code

<audio src="YOURAUDIOHERE.mp3" preload="auto" autoplay loop></audio>  with a space before the </body> and place your audio file into the published output folder and there you go. That is it.

Here is an example,  and the output folder is attached.

Have fun!

281 Replies
Matthew Bibby

Thanks for sharing Emily, this is super simple!

I noticed that the background audio didn't play in the HTML5 output. To fix that, just add your <audio src="YOURAUDIOHERE.mp3" preload="auto" autoplay loop></audio> code before the </html> tag in the story_html5.html file.

Wendy Farmer

Wow - thanks for sharing Emily - this is great.  

One question...we create modules with content and then at the end add in a fun Module Challenge which is only maybe 10 slides and the client only wants the music on the challenge.

Do you know a way of just having the audio loop on those specific slides?

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Tiara, 

Emily is out this week - so I can't speak to the specifics of her set up - are you looking to add it there for use within your LMS? It's worth giving it a try if the story.html file isn't working for you - and you could always upload it to SCORM Cloud if you're not ready to post within your LMS.