Can we convert a published EXE to stand alone FLV or MP4

Apr 09, 2013

We are wanting to find a way to convert the published Storyline EXE  to a stand-alone video format.

Can you provide any information on how to do this?

3 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Mary Beth,

Unfortunately, it's not possible (using a built-in method, anyway) to create a single file from a Storyline course, such as a SWF or any other video format. 

Storyline publishes a collection of files, which allows the content to progressively download elements. This means your content will have faster download and playback times.

Currently, Storyline does not support publishing to a single video file. If you'd like to see this feature, please submit a request to our product development team.

Just out of curiosity, are you just wanting to have a video of the course? You could use a third-party program and record the course, if that's an option for you. 

If you can give us a little more information about what you'd like to do, maybe we can give you some additional suggestions :)


Christine Hendrickson

Hi Mary Beth,

Unfortunately, no, there is no way to convert the .EXE (I assume you mean from a published CD course) to a video file. 

The easiest way to produce a video of the course would be to use the method I mentioned earlier, record the course using a third-party movie/video program and save in the format you need to use for your project. 

Another option would be to use Screenr. You can record your Articulate content as it plays, using a screencasting tool like Screenr (, to capture a video of your Articulate content. Screenr is free, and screencasts can be viewed on iPads and iPhones directly from the screenr website. There are also options to publish your Screenr screencasts to YouTube and to download MP4 versions, both of which also play on non-Flash devices. Or, you can use the embed code from the recording and place it in your web site.

I hope this helps!


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