Flash Ending

Jul 01, 2020

Hey crew! I just want to confirm before I do a ton of work that might be needless: Will content authored in Storyline 2 or older, regardless of their HTML5/Flash status, not play reliably in browsers other than Chrome and Safari? 

7 Replies
Anne Seller

Hi James,

Just for the record: I’m still using Storyline 2 and my modules (published to HTML5 and embedded into a Bootstrap 4 webpage) work fine in Internet Explorer. Here’s an example: http://anneseller.lifescienceinteractive.com/animal-cell/index.html.

So, it seems that content authored in SL2 or older and published in Flash will not play reliably. (If you have older content published in HTML5, try embedding it into a Bootstrap 4 webpage if it isn’t playing as it should.)


Tyler Braddick

Hi John,

Videos that are using .mpg should be fine, Flash videos will show as .swf .flv or .f4v.

As mentioned above by Leslie, you might want to reference the article How the End of Flash Affects Articulate Apps and Courses, specifically the note: Note that HTML5 output from Storyline 1, Storyline 2, and Studio ‘13 works in Google Chrome and Safari. However, it won’t work reliably in other browsers. (Studio ‘09 doesn’t publish HTML5 output.)

In Publishing Your Course (Storyline 2)

By default, Storyline publishes Flash output, but you can add mobile output by marking the HTML5 and/or Articulate Mobile Player options. Select what you want, and it's a one-time publish.

It might be a good option to republish your courses to make sure they'll work reliably everywhere that your learners access them. As long as you publish to HTML5, you should be good to go. 

Let me know if you have any other questions!



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