Bilingual audio channel support for videos

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Hello everyone,

Do you know if there exists any possibility to add two different audio tracks (one in English and another in Spanish) to a video so that user could choose between two audio tracks? Just like in DVDs, or something like it. As far as I'm aware, Camtasia provides a possibility of mixing two audios so they play simultaneously, and that's not what I need.
So it would be possible just to switch between audios while watching the video?

Thank you,

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Hi there

The only way I can conceive this happening would be to produce two different videos. One where the audio track is in English and the other where the audio track is in Spanish. Then you would have some mechanism at the very beginning (Perhaps in a DVD menu) that allowed the user to choose which version they wanted to watch.

There isn't any present way to create a video using Camtasia that would offer a "dynamic" way to change the audio. I'm guessing you may be wanting it so the user has watched some of the video in English, then press some button that immediately changes at that point to the Spanish version and continues in Spanish.

I've seen a post here where you are able to use a workaround to offer CC in multiple languages. Maybe that would get you partway there?

Click here to see that thread

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hi Rick,

<<I'm guessing you may be wanting it so the user has watched some of the video in English, then press some button that immediately changes at that point to the Spanish version and continues in Spanish.>>

Well, I've been thinking rather about the initial ability for user to select one of two different audio channels (narrator's track). Yet, I hadn't thought about making a subtitle until I saw your answer :)
That might work for me.

Thanks a million!

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looking for something like this?

Example Video With 3 Language Options 2017-04-10
https://www.screencast.com/t/neePT6RAeY

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I'll check it out; many thanks!