Multiple Caption Languages in Storyline 360
I'm doing some translation work at the moment and was wondering if anyone has experience of creating a course where the learner can select which caption language they would like to display?
I've previously experimented with layers for this, and had a concept up and running. I'll explain how I got this working:
I have a video on the base layer with no captions associated.
I also have 3 layers for the captions - English, French and German. On each layer I have a piece of perfectly blank, small-file-sized audio, timed exactly to the video. Each of these pieces of audio has a caption file attached for the appropriate language.
Short story is that it works perfectly using variables triggered off an initial language select - until a user pauses the timeline, which is a functional requirement. As the timelines are independent, the video pauses and the caption continues. Not ideal. No amount of trickery gets this working.
I killed the layers and moved the 3 blank audio tracks onto the base timeline. Using the selection variables, the audio tracks start with the video for the chosen language. It also pauses properly in the timeline.
It works beautifully in all browsers. Except Firefox. Which is a requirement. If a learner decides that they want to watch the video for a second time, the video freezes and the captions continue.
If anyone has any ideas they'd be much appreciated - thanks!