Loading lag with longer videos

We have a project where there will be numerous videos in Storyline where the videos are all close to 5 minutes long.  We won't be able to upload it to Youtube or Vimeo due to confidentiality and so it has to be imported into Storyline.

When testing, there is a very long load time for the videos.

Is there a work solution for this?

Thanks!

3 Replies
Ryan DeWitt

Hi there Jay- here are my best practices for keeping video size manageable. 

  • Spilt the  5 video up in into x5 - 1 minute different slides and create a trigger that autos user to Next slide when timeline ends.  This has many other benefits for searching etc. 
  • Render the videos at the exact size you'll use it in SL
  • Adjust your publishing settings to higher video compression (lower quality)
  • I know you can't do this one...Embed your video from URL or web object from a super fast web server like Vimeo or Youtube.

Happy to help, just let me know. Ryan D.