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Michael Hinze

Hi Sue, there is a solution for this issue (which only happens when you try to play content LOCALLY on your hard drive or a shared drive): put the published content on a web server and provider your 250+ users with the content's URL. For example, this test file here is hosted on a webserver. You can run the videos (and other Storyline content) without having to jump through the FlashPlayer security hoops.

Beth Worthy

Hi Sue,

I appreciate your idea of embedding YouTube videos in the course. This makes the course more interactive. Thanks Michael and Leslie for your help. Can we use other flash videos sites as well?

sue czeropski said:

I am trying to embed a YouTube video in a course.  It plays fine in preview mode, but when I publish the content, the YouTube video will not play.  Has anyone tried to do this?  Thoughts anyone?

Sue

Joel Mills

We are experiencing the same issue...

Is Michael's solution to host the videos yourself then as the content is only on YouTube and not on other sites mentioned. Therefore our only solution currently is to rip the videos from YouTube, and a) insert them as directly embedded content (Big file penalties) or b) as hosted files on our own servers...

Neither solution is ideal as the linked files should just work. We can only get them to work currently as WebObjects and as HTML5 files only.

I will try some more things and see what I can get to work.

Michael Hinze

Joel Mills said:

We are experiencing the same issue...

Is Michael's solution to host the videos yourself then as the content is only on YouTube and not on other sites mentioned. Therefore our only solution currently is to rip the videos from YouTube, and a) insert them as directly embedded content (Big file penalties) or b) as hosted files on our own servers...

Neither solution is ideal as the linked files should just work. We can only get them to work currently as WebObjects and as HTML5 files only.

I will try some more things and see what I can get to work.

Joel, actually I had suggested to upload your published Storyline content to some server, then the video links will work. There is no need to rip YouTube videos and/or embed them.
Joel Mills

Michael Hinze said:

Joel Mills said:

We are experiencing the same issue...

Is Michael's solution to host the videos yourself then as the content is only on YouTube and not on other sites mentioned. Therefore our only solution currently is to rip the videos from YouTube, and a) insert them as directly embedded content (Big file penalties) or b) as hosted files on our own servers...

Neither solution is ideal as the linked files should just work. We can only get them to work currently as WebObjects and as HTML5 files only.

I will try some more things and see what I can get to work.


Joel, actually I had suggested to upload your published Storyline content to some server, then the video links will work. There is no need to rip YouTube videos and/or embed them.


Thanks Michael,

I'll try that now and see if it works for us. It does seem strange that it wont work with linked files via a connected browser even if the files are hosted on a local machine... If the machine was connected, I would expect the flash to be connected...

or maybe not with flash...!

, That would explain why the HTML5 is working at least.

Right... off to try now.

Joel