Working with MP4 vs .mov

Working with video in Storyline 360, why is it that when I work with .MP4 video, it takes significantly longer to render an edit, preview or publish than with .mov files?  For example with only 5 minutes of MP4 video, it can sometimes take up to 20 minutes to edit, whereas it takes less than a minute to complete and edit with .mov files.

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Eric Bass

Well I've only used storyline twice so far. The first time I shot a video on Ipad and created a project importing the .mov video directly into Storyline 360. The second time I imported .mp4 video into Replay, to apply a title, then put that piece in to Storyline so I could upload to the LMS. After doing a sound edit, I noticed that it took nearly 40 minutes to complete the edit, and all the while my other desktop apps (Outlook, excel, Word) were extremely unresponsive until the edit was complete. This didn't happen the first time. What was even more strange was that the first video was nearly an hour long and the .mp4 was only 17 miutes long.

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Leslie McKerchie

Interesting. I'm not sure that's the typical behavior, so perhaps keep an eye out and let us know if you experience similar again. What version and update of Storyline are you utilizing?

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