Speed up video in Storyline?

Sep 05, 2014

Is there a way to speed up video in storyline? I am creating a software tutorial and my screen recordinga are really painful because it takes so long for they typing. Can I speed up sections of the video so the viewer doesnt have to pull their hair out waiting for me to hunt and pack across the keyboard?

33 Replies
Kayneisha Williams

Hi Ashley, I was hoping you might know of a solution. I think David's issue, and mine, is that we need to speed up portions of the videos from our screen casts on individual slides, the way we might do if we were using the non-linear editing functions in Flash, PremierePro or AfterEffects.

In all of these options the video is added to an internal library, and you're able to cut the clips and rearrange them on a timeline. This would be similar to our being able to rearrange the slides, as each slide within a step-by-step demo would be considered a clip.

Each clip segment references the original source video, but you can control aspects of each individual clip, such as the speed/duration, and other visual effects without changing the master source.

Is speeding the playback of a videoclip segment on a slide possible in Storyline 2?

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Liezl, 

You can turn off compression altogether for MP4 videos created with baseline, main, or high profiles. (All other videos will be compressed automatically.)

  1. Select the video placeholder and go to the Options tab on the Storyline ribbon.
  2. Click the Compression drop-down list and choose None.

If you turn off video compression, be aware that your published files will be larger, which could be problematic for learners with slow internet connections.

Philip Deer

While Storyline is awaiting this upgrade, here's what I currently do.
I open the video here to slow it down: https://ezgif.com/

The downside is that you are unable to speed up or slow down just a portion of a video and leave the rest playing at normal speed. So, what I do is trim it to the part I need at a different speed before changing the speed. The downside is that I have multiple video files on my Storyline slide but it's the best easy workaround I have encountered at the moment.

Hope this helps all who are also waiting for additional/upgraded Storyline native video and audio editing capabilities.


Lauren Connelly

Hi Sevilay!

As you can see in this discussion, adjusting the speed of a video is a request we've been following for quite some time! We've heard how impactful it would be in Storyline which is what we've shared with our team. This is a feature we are still tracking. We'll report back when we are ready to share an update!