22 Replies
Steve Flowers

A couple of ways to handle this, Martin. One way is to add your video to a layer and only show that layer the first time the slide has been visited. You can do this with a variable. 

if Xvisited=false show the video layer. When the video layer shows, change the variable to true. Provided you set the slide to reset (not resume) when visited, the video layer will only show once.

The other option is to set your slide to resume and overlay the video with what you'd like them to see when they visit again.

Martin Geisenhainer

Hi all

Unfortunately the last days nothing works at all. When opening a my *.story file I only get the message, that may file is invalid or damaged and it might be created in a recent version of Storyline. It is now the third time, that my work of several hours is being destroyed and this time my backup file is concerned as well.
Any idea to calm me down?

Martin.

Martin Geisenhainer

Emily Ruby

Hello Martin,

Sorry to hear you are having issues with your file. You may want to try importing the file into a new file and see if this works. If you still cannot open this, you may want to try importing the slides one by one then combining them together. This may help to weed out if there was only one slide that may have become corrupted.

Martin Geisenhainer

Hi Emily,

well I tried to import the file, but then it says, that I do not have the right do so or the the file might be usewd by another process. Do not know, what to think about all that.

How can I import single slides? I am not being asked, if or which slides I want to import. And when I choose the invalid story-file I only get the message displayed, that ... (see above). I can tell you, this hurts. And actually, I should hurry up working on this learning module.

Cheers,
Martin.

P.S. I send a cry for help to Atriculate support, attaching the damaged file, but have not yet revceived any reaction

Martin Geisenhainer

Martin Geisenhainer

Hi Emily,

I did not receive any confirmation on my support request.
When I try to import the file, the mentioned page, stating "insert slides" pops up, but does not display the slides to me:
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Maybe I can send the damaged Story-file to you and you can see, if something can be reconstructed?

Cheers,
Martin.

Martin Geisenhainer

Anita Jones

Hi,

Similar to the original post on this thread - I have a video I want to play once from the Main Menu but I am calling the (youtube) video via a lightbox slide instead of the proposed solution above -that uses a variable to show a layer.

From the Main Menu a welcome video is called called via a lightbox, if variable welcomevid = True

From welcome video slide I close the lightbox when timeline ends and set variable welcomevid=false

The Main Menu slide is reset upon revisit

Yet the welcome video plays every time the Main Menu is accessed

 

Any assistance appreciated :)

 

Anita

Michael Hinze

Anita, I did a quick test and it works for me, see here. By any chance, are you using the `When variable changes`condition in the trigger that displays the lightbox? If yes, then this is probably the issue, as the variable is not changed on the menu slide but on the lightboxed slide. The `When variable changes`condition is limited to the slide where the change actually happens.

Anita Jones

Hi Emily and Michael,

Thanks so much for your quick response. I found the solution.

First I checked Michael's suggestion and confirmed I was not using the `When variable changes`condition in the trigger that calls the lightbox within the Main Menu slide. I was using the 'when timeline ends'.

I then looked at the lightbox slide and changed the trigger for setting the variable to False when the timeline starts and this worked. I suspect the trigger was not getting set to False as I was closing the lightbox before the trigger to set the variable (?).

Thanks again! Love the fact that I can post an issue during working hours in Australia and have a couple of solution suggestions the next day.