Camtasia MUST start supporting MKV files. LONG OVERDUE!

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10 years ago, I kept saying that FLAC files are the most universally accepted of all lossless audio files, but no, most everyone said, nah, we'll just keep using MP3 files and proprietary non-open-source formats. Look at it now, Tidal and many other web services are finally accepting FLAC files.

Now video!

MKV files are the 'FLAC' files of the video world. Far far cheaper products like AVS Video Editor support mkv files no problem. I have hundreds of MKV files and I want to use my Camtasia software without having to reconvert them first.

I raised this with support on a number of occasions through Facebook but they have no intention of adding MKV support. Someone posted this subject 4 years ago in this forum. 4 YEARS AGO!

I certainly will not upgrade my Camtasia as this is now an overpriced product bearing in mind that significantly cheaper products pretty much do the same thing AND support the world's best open-sourced video format.

Camtasia, you guys need to keep ahead, because, bet your bottom dollar, in a few years time, EVERYONE will be using MKV files. MARK MY WORDS!
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sellerton

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sellerton

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Seriously, this thread is 4 years ago. What the hell?
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/mkv_files-10fg3d
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Amir Leibovitz

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Hello sellerton
It’s better to give them chance to reply to your suggestion, which sounds good to me, and from my short experience here they always reply)
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sellerton

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True. Funny enough, their biggest rival, Adobe Premier Pro only just started supporting mkv files. MP4 and MKV files are both great formats but MKV is future-proofed. It supports FLAC audio (which can be of the very highest quality) and is open-sourced. MP4 is becoming a little 'tired'.
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You may want to read this page:
https://www.howtogeek.com/200736/what-is-an-mkv-file-and-how-do-you-play-them/

"Contrary to popular belief, MKV files are not an audio or video compression format. MKV files are actually multimedia container formats. An MKV container can incorporate audio, video, and subtitles into a single file—even if those elements use different types of encoding. For example, you could have a MKV file that contains H.264 video and something like MP3 or AAC for audio."

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sellerton

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I agree. Nor is MP4. That's also a container format as well. But that's not the point, MKV should be supported to be future-proofed.
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sellerton

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Yet no response from Camtasia
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As far as I know, chapter markers are supported in an MKV, as are multiple forms of close captioning - is that also possible in the MP4 container?

If this is the case, it would seem enough reason to support the MKV container.

I'll add my vote to the list!