Any image slot in your storybook template that features a magic wand in the top left corner is a candidate for interactive media.

There are two types of videos that can be integrated into a Studeo storybook. The first is traditional video - a sequenced and edited storyline that is self-contained and has a beginning, middle and end. You have the choice to auto-crop the video to fit perfectly within the image slot, or you can choose to show the video un-cropped, filling in the gaps with black bars. You also can set the video to auto-play with its audio muted when playing (but can be turned on by the viewer) or to have it play when clicked, without having the audio muted.

To add a video, click the “add interactivity” button when hovering over an image within your storybook. Click on "video" and proceed to upload a video. Videos can be brought in from Google Drive, Dropbox, Vimeo, or by using a direct upload from your computer's files.

(Please note that as of October 15th 2021, Youtube is no longer an option for video placement in storybooks)

The second type of video is called a cinemagraph. While cinemagraphs are technically video files, you can think about cinemagraphs more like moving photographs. They are moments in time that come to life to create an experience or highlight something important within a chapter of your storybook. Cinemagraphs loop endlessly and don’t require the end user to hit a play button.

To add either a video or a cinemagraph, click the “add interactivity” button when hovering over an image within your storybook. Make your selection and then input the source URL into the window, upload from your local files, or connect to Google drive and dropbox directly. For video, we accept links from Vimeo as well! For best results, make sure that all shared video files, whether they are traditional video or a cinemagraph mp4, are under 100MB.

Please note that if you are using a print-capable template, you will need to place a base image into the interactive spot before accessing the interactive features options.

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