Improper Actions of Button and FLV videos on Slides
Jun 20, 2012
I'm sending out a mini SOS to the community. I've designed a "Chose Your Own Adventure" type of scenario in Storyline where the learner is firstly watch an embeded flv video providing the frame up for the course. At the end of this, three button fade in giving the learner 3 different options to select from.
Depending on which button they click, it will play a different slide. At the end of this slide, another 3 buttons fade in giving the learner a 2nd decision point to select the option they think is most appropriate. At the end of this 3rd series of slides, the course comes a conclusion with the learner either having to start again (because the outcome wasn't satisfactory) or they will finish successfully.
Each of the slides have a couple of small SWF videos providing some path-based animation onscreen. These were developed in Flash.
The problem I am experiencing, is when I Preview or Publish the entire project, I am able to get through to the end but....
1) On some slides, the tiny SWF videos won't start playing.
2) If I get to the end of the "Try Again" scenario, the entire project start again (as expected). The option buttons fade in at the right time but when I click the appropriate option (either the same one as I did the first time through or one of the other two), the appropriate slide doesn't load and the button is no longer selectable. The mouse hand simply becomes a standard mouse pointer.
I have checked through the project a number of times and checked the triggers on these buttons. Naturally, I've also previewed every slide on its own and they always work perfectly - playing the SWF videos. But when I preview the entire project, it doesn't work reliably and I'm stumped.
I have some pretty tight deadlines to deliver a demo of this. My fallback is to keep developing in Flash but I wanted to use Storyline as it's a standard that the Instructional Designers in our company will soon be using.
Any assistance/ideas would be greatly appreciated!