Triggers, media and layers problem

Hello everyone!
I'm working on a page with 6 layers ("mother" page + 5 tabs).

Each layer should include a speech, splitted into 4-5 audio files.

Every time a user clicks on a layer the media included in the previous layer should stop to let the media included in the current layer play.

I tried to create 5 triggers (for each of the 5 audio files) for the first "tab", as:
Stop media : Audio1 when the user clicks (layer 1)

Stop media: Audio 2 when the user clicks (layer 1)

... and so on.

This is a very rough way to do things, plus it is not working because every time I click the first layer, Storyline stops the first media, but not the other ones.

Can you please help me?

Thank you!

3 Replies
Meryem M

There are two settings that will help you,.

On each layer, click the gear icon and click the setting to "Hide other slide layers." This will automatically stop the audio on one layer when the user opens another layer. You shouldn't need triggers to stop the media if you use this setting. Then also decide if you want the layer to always resume from the beginning, or to pick up in the middle if the user leaves then comes back.

Do you have audio on the base layer? A third setting in those layer settings is to pause the timeline of the base layer.

If you still find audio playing on top of other audio, assume that a layer that wasn't hidden. Usually setting Hide this Layer triggers solve that problem.

Mary Lain

Unfortunately "Hide other slide layers" doesn't work.

I selected "Pause timeline of base layer" and this partially solved my problem. Audio stops when I open other layers but if I keep opening them (especially if I do this very fast), audio will still overlap. Is it a bug?

BTW, yes.
I have audio on the base layer too.

Any solutions?

Thank you!

Meryem M

Mary Lain said:

Audio stops when I open other layers but if I keep opening them (especially if I do this very fast), audio will still overlap. Is it a bug?


I've seen that on my projects as well--that with repeated opening and closing of layers, the audio will begin go overlap. Judicious 'hide layer' triggers prevents this from happening unless the user goes wild with clicking layer buttons. So, I've decided that it is not worth it to invest the time to solve this issue as it would be a very low frequency event with actual learners. It may be a "bug' but not a bug that would occur during any intended use of the software.