Camtasia narration enhancement

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With Camtasia, Can I record a narration in two different languages and store them on two different audio tracks, and then give an end-user the ability to select which track to use when playing it? I would like to add this as an enhancement request
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Rick Stone

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Hi there

Presently, the only way I could see this working would be to create two different videos with each having its own narration track. Then concoct some way that the end user might click a hotspot that would then load up the opposite video with the desired narration.

There is nothing I'm aware of in the current Camtasia that will remotely facilitate this for you.

Cheers... Rick :)
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to add to Rick's suggestion, here is another technique ...

Example Video With 3 Language Options 2017-04-10

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Ed Covney

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Kayakman - wow, you never disappoint.
Now, if you're interested (and I know you are), how did you do it and where did you get the voices?
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Ed Covney

the video per se is a sequence of the same video clip, one for each language segment

the language text, used in the captions, was obtained using Google translate

that text was used with Windows 10 text-to-speech tool to get the narration audio clips; the tool lets you select different synthetic voices

I believe the Google has a text-to-speech tool that offers something like 100 voices and about 20 languages?
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I've only done this with an interactive multimedia authoring tool (specifically, Opus Pro from Digital Workshop in the UK).  That program allows me to set a video file to play, accompanied by a number of audio tracks; I then set the playback to mute all tracks, and enable sound for whichever track is selected via button click/tap.