Separating launch files from story_content folder

I have a situation where I would like to put my story_content folder on a network drive but have the launch files on SharePoint. The reason for this is to reduce the space and bandwidth demand on SharePoint but still make it easy for learners to locate and launch courses. Does anyone know if this is possible? I changed the src= location in the story.html file so it points to the story_content folder on the network. When I try to launch the course I see the progress graphic working but get text on the page that reads: "ERROR: Could not load the file 'story_content/data.swf' 

Anybody know how to resolve this error for this configuration?  

Thanks in advance.


2 Replies
Kevin Thorn

Hi Geralyn,

I'm not even sure that's possible. Changing the src location to a different path seems logical, but the overall Storyline output is a package. There's a lot more in some of .js files that need to read the contents of the entire package and their absolute paths.

Not speaking from experience but my instinct tells me that since many of the files are .swf they are loaded into containers. That presents a new challenge.

For what it's worth, I worked with a similar situation with SharePoint with a client last year. They put all the output packages on network server. Then created a link in SharePoint that launched a browser window that displayed the content being pulled from the other server.

Sorry couldn't be of more help.

Geralyn Richards

Thanks for the information Kevin. We tried exactly what you described, creating a link in SharePoint to the story.html in the course folder that sat on the network. The problem we ran into was that the MP4s for slides that contained video would not play. The audio would play but the slide remained blank. I was told this was because it was network server and not a web server. If you navigated directly to the course file location on the network and launched the story.html from there the video would play just fine. If you know of a fix for this, I'd love to hear it. Thx!

Geri Richards - Sr. Instructional Designer - FWAE Training - Optum Shared Services

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