Storyline 360: How to Adjust Video Compression
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Use streaming video so your learners can enjoy video content without buffering.
We worked hard to optimize video compression in Storyline 360, so you'd get the highest possible quality at the lowest possible file size. We recommend using high-quality videos and letting Storyline 360 handle the compression. However, you can turn off compression for MP4 videos if you'd prefer.
Adjusting Video Compression
When you publish a course, your videos will be encoded so they're no larger than your slide size with a key frame every 5 seconds—unless you turn off video compression as described in the next section.
To adjust the compression Storyline 360 uses for static videos, click the Quality property in the Publish window and choose the Static video quality setting. Then drag the Static slider to the right to increase the publish quality.
Note that higher-quality values for static videos result in larger file sizes, which could mean longer download times for learners with slow internet connections. To deliver video content to all learners, regardless of their internet speed, publish your courses with adaptive bitrate streaming.
Turning Video Compression Off
You can turn off compression altogether for MP4 videos created with baseline, main, or high profiles. (All other videos will be compressed automatically.)
- Select the video placeholder and go to the Options tab on the Storyline ribbon.
- Click the Compression drop-down list and choose None.
If you turn off video compression, be aware that your published files will be larger, which could be problematic for learners with slow internet connections. To deliver video content to all learners, regardless of their internet speed, choose streaming video (adaptive video quality) when publishing.