Cue point in streaming video through storyline 2

Feb 15, 2016

I want to show a layer at a particular point of time  or at the end of the video while running a video through streaming server.

Thanks in advance.


7 Replies
Bret Jorgensen

Hi Jaipal,

Walt's suggestion will work for revealing the layer if the user plays the video right from the start, but it doesn't guarantee that they are actually going to the video link. Unfortunately, there isn't a way to directly tie a trigger to a web object in Storyline.

You may be able to accomplish this using JavaScript, but that isn't something we support. You can see additional some best practice for JavaScript here.  As noted in our JavaScript best practices article, there is limited to no JavaScript support for HTML5 published content.

 Another thought is if you have permission, you could download and insert the video into your course directly and then tie a trigger to show the layer when the video completes. If your LMS can handle it, I recommend inserting the videos directly. This also minimizes playback issues you may encounter on your users' side. Many companies block YouTube and Vimeo. Of course the Storyline file will take longer to save and load. But the wait isn't that long if you have a fast machine.

If none of these options will work for you, please feel free to send us a feature request for this with specific system variables you'd like to see and examples of how they could be used.

Hope you find this helpful.

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