Camtasia special characters.

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Unable to type a + in the title of a Camtasia recording.  This nuts because the title name of the program I am recording about has a + in the name.  I am using the latest version of Camtasia.  When will this be fixed?
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Diana

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are you referring to saving a Camtasia Recorder screen capture with a file name that includes a "+"?

I am able to use that character in those file names

perhaps you could provide further details; maybe screencast an example?
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When I click on Share, Custom Production and have to give a name to the production I cannot use a + in the name.
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Joe Morgan

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For Whatever reason? Camtasia excludes the + sign as an invalid file name by default.
I was playing around this morning and Camtasia threw me this error/warning message when I tried to render a test project.


I'm not a computer geek and didn't know what to make of it.
So I thought I would run the same excluded characters through Adobes Premiere Pro and see what happened.
Not only was I able to render a video using the + sign. I could also inserted the #,%, and & successfully. The screenshot below is proof I woke up with time on my hands.
The image depicts a successfully exported test video. With all the special characters in the same video.

 

Why TechSmith has a different set of rules? You would have to ask them yourself. It doesn't appear to a bug. Because its right there in the pop up window.

I guess you'll just have to type Plus and/or just change the name after production. I suspect changing the name after production may be the simplest option.If the + sign is critical.

Regards,Joe
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OK, I have a solution ...

host your MP4 with "+" on OneDrive

just tested, and it will play OK
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here is a test video on OneDrive

https://1drv.ms/v/s!AhBex5G1vmhQg-IbM99HfJ7IYLDi_w

the file name is TestVideoWith+InName.mp4
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Sorry I completed removed one drive from my computer because I hated it.
Diana
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I have a OneDrive account via my Office365 subscription; it came with 1 TB of cloud storage; However, I never use the local file system OneDrive folder; still there, but always empty

so I simply access my OneDrive space using an FTP agent; I use Beyond Compare 4; works great; uploads files to any designated OneDrive cloud folder

maybe try it again, using the FTP approach?
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@Diana

Curiosity question on this. Now that you have seen all the discussion about why the plus symbol isn't easily part of naming the MP4, I'm curious as to the reason for the initial question or concern.

You stated early on:

the title name of the program I am recording about has a + in the name.

Now we are aware that you are producing a single MP4 and uploading it to your web site.

So I'm curious about what your actual concerns were surrounding the naming.

Were you simply flustered because from an organizational standpoint you wanted the MP4 file name to match the program?

Or were you concerned that whomever will be viewing your produced video may become confused because of the name mismatch?

Or something entirely different? ;)

Not wanting to thrash a deceased equine here, just trying to better understand the situation.

Cheers... Rick :)
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As you asked and to answer your question, I was amazed that I could not and still cannot add a + to the title.  I thought that Camtasia was better than that.  Even Microsoft Word will let me add a + to a title.  I know I cannot do that with Camtasia but none of the explanations about HTML and all the other stuff persuaded me that this is the way it should stay.
I appreciate all the help I received.
Diana