Subtitles for Videos

Mar 27, 2017

Hi everyone,

I added a video to my storyline file and then created subtitles by followowing the steps indicated by an e-learning hero. The video starts automatically and the subtitles follow the timeline. I faced an issue: if the user stops the video or decides to rewind, the subtitles continue and do not work hand in hand with the video. Is there a way to fix this?

Thank you very much for your help!


4 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hi Daila!

I'm not sure which method you used to create subtitles, but I can definitely see how it might cause a problem if the learner paused the video and the captions continued to play. Have you seen these methods for adding closed captions to your video? There's also this blog post which demonstrates another method--lots of folks in this community find that one handy. I hope that helps point you in the right direction!

Walt Hamilton

Because of this problem, I do not put controls on videos. Instead, when I want a video, I start a new slide, and start the video when the slide starts. That way, the slide timeline controls control both the video and the other objects on the slide. The only exception to this is if the user clicks directly on the video, which stops it without stopping the timeline. To prevent that, I put a shape on top of the video. If I fill it, the clicks will not get through to the video. If I make it without an outline, and make the fill 100% transparent, the user cannot see the shape, but can see the video.

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