Camtasia 3 for Mac: I'd like to export the table of contents without using YouTube

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As far as I can tell, the only way to get the table of contents for a video is to export it to YouTube, then copy/paste the text that shows up there.  Could you make it so that we can get this TOC without having to go through YouTube?

Thank you!
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brucerothwell

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Try simply exporting to Flash/SWF, and seeing if the TOC info can be grabbed from one of the output files.

Also, since the Table of Contents are derived from the markers on the timeline, I think you could double-click on each marker and copy/paste to a text file.
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Camtasia for Mac doesn't export to Flash.  At least, I'm not seeing it...?

I *could* copy and paste the text of the markers on the timeline, one by one... and I *could* manually type out the time stamp where those markers appear... but that's pretty tedious.  :)
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Perhaps you just need to output to local files with the controller, and find the data in the files — instead of uploading directly to YouTube.
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If you produce the video using  Options> Table of Contents, then open the yourvideoname_config.xml file (one of the files that gets output.

In there, search for your first marker name.
The time is in Miliseconds - just google "convert milliseconds to minutes" (or seconds)
It's rather cryptic, and elsewhere I will be submitting a feature request to  be able to output this into a more usable format, but it beats manually typing everything!

Here's a sample from a test video I produced:  I named my markers things like  "Marker 4 @ 10.01 sec" so that I could easily understand the time in plain English and compare it to what the xml file says.

xmpDM:trackName="Table of Contents">
                     <xmpDM:markers>
                        <rdf:Seq>
                           <rdf:li><rdf:Description
xmpDM:name="1. Marker 1 @ 0" xmpDM:startTime="0" tscDM:image="Testing_marker_Thumbnails.png" tscDM:imageindex="0" tscDM:imageoffset="0" tscDM:imagerect="0, 0, 75, 42"/></rdf:li><rdf:li><rdf:Description xmpDM:name="2. Marker 2 @ 2 seconds" xmpDM:startTime="2000" tscDM:image="Testing_marker_Thumbnails.png" tscDM:imageindex="1" tscDM:imageoffset="0" tscDM:imagerect="75, 0, 75, 42"/></rdf:li><rdf:li><rdf:Description xmpDM:name="3. Marker 3" xmpDM:startTime="7100" tscDM:image="Testing_marker_Thumbnails.png" tscDM:imageindex="2" tscDM:imageoffset="0" tscDM:imagerect="150, 0, 75, 42"/></rdf:li><rdf:li><rdf:Description xmpDM:name="4. Marker 4 @ 10.01 sec" xmpDM:startTime="10033" tscDM:image="Testing_marker_Thumbnails.png" tscDM:imageindex="3" tscDM:imageoffset="0" tscDM:imagerect="225, 0, 75, 42"/></rdf:li><rdf:li><rdf:Description xmpDM:name="5. Marker 5 @ 1 min 00 sec 01ms" xmpDM:startTime="60033" tscDM:image="Testing_marker_Thumbnails.png" tscDM:imageindex="4" tscDM:imageoffset="0" tscDM:imagerect="300, 0, 75, 42"/></rdf:li></rdf:Seq>
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I am just noticing that this question was for MAC...
I' m on Windows, so can't say this will be  relevant.