How can I make a background music play continuously across multiple slides/layers?

Feb 11, 2015

Hello all, 

I want to insert a background music to multiple slides. These slides will automatically play without showing the "Previous""Next"button, so I wish the music track could continuously play through these slides without being cut off. 

Is that possible to do that?

Or if not, is there a way to fade in/out the music at the beginning and end of each slide?

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Eric Santos

Hi everyone!

I have some great news to share. We just released another update for Storyline 360. In Update 74, we've included important fixes and new features.

One of the new features we've included is: 

  • Create immersive experiences with continuous background audio that sets the tone and keeps learners engaged.

Launch the Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer to take advantage of this update, and click the Update button next to Storyline 360. You'll find our step-by-step instructions here.

Please let me know if you have questions!

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Todd Haynes

I tried this. I inserted a 3 minuted .mp3 song into the Master Slide. However, every new slide I visit in the published project, it starts the song from the very beginning. So, I end up hearing the first 5 seconds of the song each slide and it begins again.... 

I submitted a feature request. But really Articulate, this is a HUGE hole in your feature list for Storyline. Captivate could do this about 5 years ago... And, I can publish directly as .mp4 with Captivate... Love Storyline, but this is a considerable negative for the product.

Todd Haynes

Thx, - I'm currently doing the JavaScript solution. However compared to other products on the market, this is a "fix" and not an ideal solution. For example, I can't hear the audio when I preview. I also can't synchronize slides/animations and timings with the audio when I author the slide content.