youtube swf video - plays on iPad but not in SL course

May 22, 2013

There is a Flash-coded video on youtube I need to add to my course. I did that using "Insert/Video/Video from Website". Works great on screen, but does not load on iPad.

Same video loads fine on iPad if accessed directly on youtube site and also from a website where it's linked and embedded.

Why would it load fine except in my course on the iPad? Thanks for your help.

5 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi there Richard!

There are two methods for inserting YouTube videos into Storyline.

If you use the Insert > Video > Video from Website option, YouTube videos won't work in HTML5 or the Articulate Mobile Player app for iPad, because they're wrapped in a Flash control.

If you'll be delivering your Storyline courses via HTML5 or the Articulate Mobile Player, add YouTube videos via Insert > Web Object.

Let me know if that works for your project :)


Richard Chasin

Hi Christine,

I had originally tried Inserting Web Object but got this error message:

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What you can try:

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