insert web video?


My client wants to add an .mp4 video. I had them upload it to there servers and send me the URL. (It's not a YouTube video)

I have read the article about inserting video, however, I do not have embed code. I only have the direct URL path to the video file asset. How can I link to it to show in the course?

I do have the actual .mp4 file as well. It's about 500k. I assumed it would be best to link to a file on their server rather than embed the video, is that correct?

Best way to move forward?



6 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hi there Karen! There should be a way to remove the video download option, but I have a few questions for you first:

  • What version of Storyline are you using?
  • Where is the video hosted--YouTube, Vimeo, AWS, or somewhere else?
  • Did you enable the setting to "show video controls" in Storyline? 

If you're using Storyline 2, you'll need to disable the video controls in Storyline before publishing. This will remove the video download option in Chrome. 

This problem shouldn't happen if you're using Storyline 360 or Storyline 3. 

Karen Siugzda

Hi Alyssa,

  • I'm using SL3.
  • Video is hosted on client's LMS/web server
  • I placed it as a web object. I was not given any option to "show video controls" 

Does the file need to exist on a specific type of video-streaming server?? Because I'm also having issues with the video not working in IE11 (forces me to "open" or "save as")