Background Audio Cool Trick

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!

199 Replies
Julius David Natividad

Hi Deirdre Sherman,

That was my problem too when I tried this trick.
The easiest way for me to do, that time, is to manually edit the background
I just used free software to do it and it worked fine.
I hope this helps.


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Jerry Beaucaire

For me, the need to use layers for a consistent BG music track doesn't actually continue to the quiz, I like for the audio to change when something really different is onscreen.  So the quiz at the end of a layered scene could be on a slide of it's own with its own special "thinking" music background. 

After the quiz/knowledge check is over, we start the next layered scene.