Concerning Embedded Videos in Storyline 2

Apr 15, 2015

I'm running into a roadblock with my story file for this project. It is a course that uses multiple videos. I first created the course placing the videos in the layout of each slide, and the story file came out to be about 300-400mb. After the first draft I received updated videos. I went back into the story and in the 'edit video' window I used 'change video' to update each video file. Every attempt to save in Storyline crashed the program, but let me re-open using the recovery feature...until now...I get this error message:

Outdoor Storyline Error

I looked at the Story file and it is currently 6gb!! Any help on this would be appreciated.

6 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi Eric! 

Are you working locally from your hard drive?

When creating, editing, and publishing Articulate Storyline courses, be sure you're working on your local hard drive (typically your C: drive). Working on a network drive or a USB drive can cause erratic behavior, such as file corruption, an inability to save changes, and loss of resources. See this article for more information.

We have seen some reports of the file size changing as you mention, but not to that extreme. 

Have you tried to import into a new file?

Eric MacLeod

Thanks again Leslie. Something strange is going on. I rebuilt the course which came out to be about 400mb. I was able to save the course, then 'Publish'. After publishing an asterisk appears in the title signalling the need to save again...when I did the story file became 4gb.

Oddly enough Storyline seemed to be able to Publish for LMS with relative ease from this story file...or so I thought...I've just attempted to upload to our LMS and it did not take citing a missing "imsmanifest.xml" file in the zip that I attempted to upload.

I'm working with the video editor on my team to find workaround solutions, potentially compressing the videos further might help minimize the file size.

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