I'd like to create an interactive hotspot to open a shared
network drive file (training video - point the user to where the complete policy document is located)
But when you add an interactive hotspot it automatically adds http to the front of the url
To open a shared drive the url needs to look like this:
If you enter that in the url it replaces it with
and that doesn't open
Please add support for the file prefix.
I'm wondering if the workaround for the moment would be to simply create a simple HTML redirect page. Basically, the code would look like this:
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL='file://188.8.131.52/Finance/Policy.doc'" />
<p>Please wait, opening file</p>
Then save that page as perhaps OpenFile.htm and point the Camtasia link to the OpenFile.htm page?
At that point you would just ensure the OpenFile.htm page was in the same folder as your camtasia files.
Cheers... Rick :)
Generally, anything you want the user to see in the browser goes on the web server. That way the viewer stays in the same security sandbox, and everything just works. When you try to mix web with any type of "local" files (which includes network drives), you're on the fringe and fighting against browser security.
I'm getting ready to do a major revamp of our (extremely extensive) FAQs, How-Tos, etc. Much of that will most likely be in videos, Click Guides, etc. I'm planning on putting the entire kit-and-kaboobdle in a Typeform (with nested typeforms), which in turn, will be hosted on my own site.
However, much of the Hotspot interactivity would need to be able to work with local (and not http://) urls. Even simple things like downloading files from relative locations, etc. Is there no hope that this could work?
Altho, honestly, not quite sure I'll even be able to get the interactivity to work in the first damned place, given the limitations. I can't make a webpage to place inside a Typeform, so that means (maybe) hosting the video and the Smartplayer on my own site, I guess. IF that will work inside the Typeform. But my materials are a wide variety of different media, as I said--videos, SmartGuides, ClickGuides (these are screenshots of processes, for very non-tecchie users, that show how to do something, click-by-click, literally, in PDF format), and so on. The only way I can see that working somewhat efficiently is in a large interlinked TF system.
Well, if anyone comes up with an answer, I'd love to know if local, or any, non-HTTP type linking can be done without some spider's web of redirects (security issues, anyone, for folks with some older browsers and security software?), etc.