Can't assign embedded video as Object


I want to embed a video, then trigger an action (such as going to the next slide) when the embedded video completes its playing. However, When I create a slide with an embedded video (I'm trying to embed one from, The trigger wizard doesnt' offer the video as an object... I just get an "unassigned" option in the drop-down menu choices. 

Anyone know a way around this?

Thanks in advance,

Robert Edgar

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Robert Edgar

Could, but that can lead to problems.

There can always be pauses in delivery during caching, and that can lengthen the video playback time.

If you don't adjust the time for that, you might cut off the end of the video because it might change screens before the video finishes playing..

If you do adjust by adding extra seconds, then the user may end of waiting for the screen to change after the video stops.

It would be a sloppy user experience.

Thanks for the suggestion, though!


Leslie McKerchie

Hi Tobi,

I'd like to understand what's not working for you while expanding on Lauren's recommendation above.

I'm able to add a Vimeo video to my project. Are you adding the video via:

Insert > Video > Video from Website:

Once you publish the file, you should be able to see the video working in your project. Videos from websites are not available during preview.

Here is my published course, and I've attached the project file if you want to take a look.

Leslie McKerchie

Thanks, Tobi. I appreciate you clarifying what you would like to see.

To control the triggers, playback, and navigation ability, I'd recommend adding a video from a file. This will allow you to sync your video timeline to your slide timeline and control the environment for your learner.

By embedding the video, you are limited:

  1. You can trigger an action based on an estimated timeline length of the video. For instance, if your video is 5 min long, set the timeline for 5 min.
  2. The video I used in my example is set to play automatically, but the Vimeo embed code does not allow this.
  3. You can hide/disable the next button until the timeline ends but again will require the estimate from #1 above.

Storyline 360: Adding Videos