"Resume saved state" for slides/layers with video content

Hi everyone,

I'm currently working on a project where I'm working with long videos (10+ mins). I want the user to be able to jump from the middle of a video to an exercise, and back. In order to do this, I figured I would be able to put a video on a slide and set the slide to resume to it's saved state when revisiting. This is not working as intended, because every time I jump from my video to an exercise and back, the video restarts. I also tried to put the video in a layer (also set to resume saved state). Putting the video in a layer does resume the video where it left off, but doesn't work properly if I want the user to be able to use the seekbar. The first time the layer with the video is opened, the seekbar works properly. But when I jump to another slide and back, the user can't control the seekbar anymore.

Before writing this post, I have searched the community forums to see if I can find a relevant discussion. I did find a couple of discussions talking about similar topics, but I haven't found a solution that works for my project. It's not possible for my project to split the video into shorter videos.

Unfortunately I'm not able to share my project publicly, but I did create a test file (included as an attachment to this post). I feel like I'm overlooking something(because the logic behind my approach seems very basic to me), but I can't figure out what it is. Any help is much appreciated!

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Mischka Zeldenrust

Hi Crystal, thank you for your response. Changing the layer properties to pause the base layer worked. Now the resume save state is working as intended and the user remains able to use the seekbar.

Now one usability issue remains: Clicking the replay button next to the seekbar, doesn't work. I read an article about the behavior of the replay button and the way it handles the "resume saved state" setting. And if I understand correctly: it only works properly when the slide/layer is set to resume initial state. I wish there was an option in SL360 to hide it, without hiding the seekbar. However, I found a post by Owen Holt (https://community.articulate.com/discussions/articulate-storyline/delete-or-hide-refresh-icon-only-but-keep-seekbar) who describes an easy way to hide it with JavaScript, so I should be fine.

Thank you for your help!