video always on top?!

Mar 07, 2013

I embedded a video into my slide and I have markers and a text box on top of the video....

When I preview the slide it looks great..

then i go to publish it and the markers and shape our under the video... what do i do?

17 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Kara,

I took a look and tested the file:

Original file upload

At first, I wasn't sure which elements you were referring to, because I could see the markers and their hover text. However, I finally clicked on the markers (duh) and saw that the descriptions are showing up behind the video.

The problem here is that the video is inserted as a web object (external video) and is embedded on the slide. So, it's actually displaying in a frame that hovers over your other content. It's a little more complicated than that, but I'm trying to make this as easily understood as possible  

Would inserting an actual video work for you? If you don't have access to the original video file, you could make a screen recording of the video in Storyline. The other other option would be to move the descriptions for the markers, or redesign the slide so they show up properly. 

I made a little example of one of the options I suggested above, using a screen recording. I duplicated the original slide, so everything else on the slide will be exactly the same. The original slide is the first slide, my duplicate slide with the screen recording is on the second slide. If you decide to keep this, you can adjust the size of the video if you'd like.

Take a look and tell me what you think:

Modified file upload 

Cris smith

I hope you don't mind me piggy backing on the conversation. I inserted a video from a website with an embed code like in this  demonstration ( The issues is that my second layer above the video keeps on showing under the video.... do you have any idea of what could be happening? 

Cris smith

Thank you for getting back to me Phil. I hope you don't mind me following up with another question. is there a way to have objects on top of a video, other than having a video imported from a file? would removing the iframe section allow me to have the objects appear above the video? I'm using videos hosted in Vzaar and it doesn't seem to want to work, even though it works with you tube videos.

Katie Rankin

Do you have a suggestion for a different solution I can use to solve this problem? I have 4 seconds of a longer video where I need to block out part of the screen. (I need to cover up a section of the report image for confidentiality.) I was going to put a shape over that portion of the screen for just those 4 seconds, but it's not showing up since the video is on top. 

Any ideas here??

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Katie!

I'm not sure that Phil is still subscribed here as this thread is a bit dated. Would you be able to utilize the solution that Christine shared above and add the video directly into your project? This would give you some additional flexibility.

Hopefully someone in the community will be able to chime in with some additional suggestions for your design.

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