Creating Full Screen Video Backgrounds in Articulate Storyline

Updated: Jun 18

In my last tutorial, I showed you how you can use Cloudinary to transform and edit the image, whilst also creating a transparent background. In this tutorial, we'll change focus by creating a full screen video background to our Articulate Storyline projects by using Cloudinary and Brackets.io.


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Resources, tools and codes you'll need:


Resources and Tools:

  • You can grab your own beautiful free stock video footage over at Coverr.

  • Sign up and create your own Cloudinary account to host your own images and video.

  • Download and start coding with Brackets.io, a free open source code editor with live preview options.


Code:

Don't forget to update the codes with your video URL and the name of the video file.


  • Here's the CSS code you'll need:

{ background: url('VIDEO_NAME_HERE.mp4') no-repeat;
 background-size: 100% 100%;
 overflow: hidden;
 }
 
 
 video#bgvid {
 position: fixed;
 top: 50%;
 left: 50%;
 min-width: 100%;
 min-height: 100%;
 width: auto;
 height: auto;
 z-index: -100;
 -ms-transform: translateX(-50%) translateY(-50%);
 -moz-transform: translateX(-50%) translateY(-50%);
 -webkit-transform: translateX(-50%) translateY(-50%);
 transform: translateX(-50%) translateY(-50%);
 background: url("VIDEO_NAME_HERE.mp4") no-repeat;
 background-size: cover;
 }

  • Here's the HTML code you'll need:

<video autoplay muted poster playsinline id="bgvid">
 <source src="VIDEO_URL_HERE" type="video/mp4">
 </video>

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