File Size with Storyline 2 and Video

Good afternoon.  I have a question and I am not sure if this is the right forum but I will give it a shot.  Recently, my department was asked to create webinars (recorded sessions) for sessions that are usually instructor-led.  This is temporary but we needed to turn this around very very fast.

I have Storyline 2 and was very excited to start using it but I have noticed that the file size for these projects in Storyline 2 are much much larger.  I have a course with 60 MB of video (yes that is a lot).  Due to the size, I put limited additional information (2 slides) with slight interaction (triggers to launch the video).  

When I published the Storyline, that file increased to 212MB.  When I placed this course into our servers, that file did not run well due to the file size.  I am extremely surprised that the file was so large.

Because I this I had to move the videos to Articulate '09.  It keep the file down to 70MB which is reasonable.  

My question is this:  Is there something that I can do to decreased the file size of the file?  I have already compressed the videos as much as possible.  I have limited interaction.  So I don't know if I am missing something.

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Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Tim, 

Are you copying the video inside Storyline and then cropping or editing it? I would check that when you do so, you save, close and reopen Storyline. The cropped pieces or removed elements from your project may still be there until you do so, in the event that you need to use the Undo button. You could also do a Save as to create a new version and again make sure you close and reopen Storyline to clear out that saved content.