Inserting a YouTube vid

Mar 20, 2013

I remember in Ariticulate Studio you could edit the youtube controls such as automatically having the video play, removing the youtube player controls, etc. but can you do this in Storyline?

I tried adding the trigger "Play media [name of video} when timeline starts" but that did not help.

6 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Adam,

The functions and features of the YouTube videos are a little different, depending on how you insert the video. For example, if you insert the video as a web object, you have a little more control over how the video behaves.

if you haven't seen it already, take a look at the following article, which covers both methods:

Articulate Support > How to add a YouTube video to Storyline

I hope this helps


Adam Truckenmiller

I'm not sure why but when inserting the Youtube video as a Video I do not get the options to hide the Youtube playbar, allow the video to play automatically...Basically all of the benefits that link that is listed above mentioned I am not able to do. :(

When I inserted it as a webobject and after publishing, for the video area I get a red "X" and it states something along the lines of "Not being able to be shown, or viewed, through this"...Maybe I did the coding wrong, not sure but I will try again.

Christine Hendrickson

Hi Adam,

Are you trying to view the course through preview, or viewing the published output locally, by any chance? That may be why it's not displaying properly. Web objects don't behave properly when previewing or viewing locally published content. Try uploading the course to a web server or LMS and then test the course. 

Here's more info:

If you view published Storyline content on your local hard drive or send it to someone else to view on their local hard drive, you'll encounter security restrictions from the computer, web browser, Flash Player, and network that'll cause various features of your content to fail.
To properly test your published content and share it with others, upload it to the environment for which it was published. Please review the following article for details:

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