Too many screen captures crash Storyline previews
I have finally replicated the fault that causes flashplayer to crash when you preview slide, scene or project. I'm not including the timeline preview as that just crashes for fun if you use it a few times.
I know this has been mentioned in other threads (these ones - http://community.articulate.com/forums/p/14684/85390.aspx#85390 and http://community.articulate.com/forums/p/13695/87021.aspx#87021)
where we though in the end the crashing must be due to a corrupt file, if flash player was all up to date, but it is not a corrupt file that does it. There is either a limit to how many video screen captures you can take and put in the one slide or a limit to how many video edits yo ucan make in the one slide. I don't think this is a file size issue, rather a how many issue.
On my current project I have taken 10 screen captures that when put together make the one tutorial. I usually break my captures into stages to help with editing if UAT want changes (saves time). These all work happily on their own in a slade but I find when I put a few together and do some edits to them that the preview timings may be out (a video set to start at 8 seconds shows at the right time, but is about 8 seconds in when it starts and thing like that)
Then put about 6 screen captures together with video edits, run the preview and then select a point back on the seekbar it crashes (with the exclamation mak).
Add some more screen captures and going backwards or forwards on the seekbar will crash it.
When I put 10 together, preview won't even start it just comes up with the exclamation mark and the only way to preview is to publish the project and even then using the seekbar can crash flash player.
I've now done this three times with new video captures on new projects. Please note there are no interactions placed in yet and no audio just video.
So yay - figured out why it happens and Boo - knowing why doesn't fix the problem... unless I don't use the put the videos across a number of slides, but then yo ucan't use the seekbar, well not just one seekbar.
I would love to hear if anyone else can replicate this problem or can find away to work around it. Please note the videos are between 4 seconds and 20 second in length.