Adding videos to your courses is an awesome way to change things up and keep learners engaged. And in Articulate Storyline, it’s super easy to include videos in your project. To get you going, I’d like to tell you three important things you should know about working with videos.
1. Storyline encodes your videos
One of the great features about Storyline is that you can use a number of different video format types (view supported video types). Then, when you publish your Storyline course, the publish process will automatically encode the movies you’ve included to .MP4 format.
2. Storyline compresses your videos
We recommend inserting the highest quality videos into your course in order to get the highest quality video output. When you publish, Storyline will automatically compress the videos to preserve its high quality at the lowest possible file size (how Storyline compresses video files).
3. Flash files can be inserted as videos
You can easily and quickly add interactive SWF files (also known as Flash files) to your Storyline project. If your SWF file is a simple movie that learners watch which requires no interaction, you can insert the file from the Insert > Video option, which synchronizes the SWF with your slide timeline. You also have the option to insert your SWF file with the Insert > Flash option, if your SWF requires learner interaction.
These three basic but simple facts about working with video in Storyline will save you time and give you the best possible end result. Do you have experiences working with video in Storyline? If so, please share a comment with your story.
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