Lag in Layer with video

Oct 21, 2019

I have several layers in a slide. Each layer have a video that played when user click a  button on the base layer.

When shown in the LMS or Review360 the video is played quite choppy (even the size is less than 1MB). only the second attempt to revisit the layer it will be played properly.

It seems storyline player doesn't load the layers at the same time when loading the base slide

3 Replies
Brian Allen

Not sure how many layers with videos you have on one slide, but I *believe* Storyline preloads the next 2 or 3 slides.

Just wondering if what you might be seeing is Storyline preloading a number of videos because they're all on one slide (in layers) so at first the video playback is choppy as a result.

If you have a number of videos on the one slide I wonder what the performance would be like if you just did one video per slide. This way Storyline would only be preloading 2, 3 videos at the most.

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Kuatrinnus and welcome to E-Learning Heroes :)

Thanks for reaching out and sharing what you are running into with your project.

It looks like Brian has popped in to help you here with a great suggestion.

I wanted to share our documentation about how Storyline pre-loads content.

Let us know what you find in your testing. If you decide that you'd like our team to take a look then, with your permission, please share your project file with our support engineers to investigate what's happening. You can share it privately by uploading it here. It will be deleted when troubleshooting is complete.

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