Play audio across all slides

Jul 07, 2021

Hello, I am hoping someone can help me. Is it possible to have an audio file play across all slides in Storyline 360 without it starting and stopping?  And if so, how?

 

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Eric Santos

Hi everyone!

I have some great news to share. We just released another update for Storyline 360. In Update 74, we've included important fixes and new features.

One of the new features we've included is: 

  • Create immersive experiences with continuous background audio that sets the tone and keeps learners engaged.

Launch the Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer to take advantage of this update, and click the Update button next to Storyline 360. You'll find our step-by-step instructions here.

Please let me know if you have questions!

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Michael Bauer

See if it works if you add it to the Slide Master which would then be used on every slide. If not, you might need just one slide, and 500 layers to get through all your content.

In saying that, without knowing your topic, are you wanting your learners to listen or read/watch, having the audio just continue throughout the whole course could be a distraction from what is on screen. But I digress, perhaps you are just playing music which then yes it would be a great if you could just have it continue.

Erin June

Thanks Michael. When I added the audio to the Slide Master it keeps restarting when I move onto a different slide.  

Yes, I am trying to have low background music play throughout the training while the learners goes through the slides and interactions.   This may work if I can't figure out Java Script and if I can extend the timeline long enough.  Thank you Michael

Erin June

Hi Math, 

I have never worked with JavaScript before.  I did see some other post that didn't make sense to me. You sharing your example makes it a bit more clear on the triggers. 

One question, so all I have to do is place the file in resources and then reference it in the Triggers? 

Surender Rajput

Hi Math,

Please make a post as this is one of the most confused topic specially for people like us who are starting to learn storyline and find it disappointing that a basic feature like this is not part of storyline feature. You can do it in any other tool in the market except in storyline.

I had to literally gave up on the music in my last project since it was too hard to follow JS solutions and also was running out of time. Had to launch the course. Moreover, the solutions in the forums says , the music do no work if a user is attempting it on chrome. Are you saying your solution works on every browser?? Thanks for all the help.

Regards,

Surender 

Math Notermans

I slightly changed the previous Storyline file to make it as easy as possible for not-experienced Javascripters to get this working. I removed the timer that was in the previous one, because that one is not needed for playing background audio. And i changed the code so now you only need to do 2 things to get background audio working properly.

- Replace the audiofile in the resources.
- Change the variable 'audioFile' into the name of your audiofile.

And then all works.

Kind regards,
Math

Mateusz Szuter
James Washington

Understood. Thanks for sharing Mateusz and no offense but I was asking a rhetorical question to SL staff as to adding a feature not involving script/code modification. Some designers become completely unglued when it comes to anything related to code and want a quicker easier way to do what one person said, "every other tool on the market" can do more easily.

Online Learning

This has been available in presenter for years, and I do NOT understand why it isn't a function in Storyline 360. I'll be frank - I don't have time to go down a Javascript rabbit hole. I've spent over an hour playing and pausing a youtube video, and I can't understand any of it. I can't even get my Windows 11 computer to change the "text document" I create to an html to even begin.

All I want is for my 40-second promo project to be a video that plays across all slides.

Eric Santos

Hi everyone!

I have some great news to share. We just released another update for Storyline 360. In Update 74, we've included important fixes and new features.

One of the new features we've included is: 

  • Create immersive experiences with continuous background audio that sets the tone and keeps learners engaged.

Launch the Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer to take advantage of this update, and click the Update button next to Storyline 360. You'll find our step-by-step instructions here.

Please let me know if you have questions!