Camtasia video captions do not appear on youtube.

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Hello, is there anyone who can help me export a video on Camtasia (that includes captions). The video needs to be exported so that the captions appear when the video is loaded to Youtube.
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zanel.rautenbach

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adia

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Take a look here for different options:
https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/222245307-Captions

The simplest way I know is to produce with "Burned in Captions", but that means that they cannot be optionally turned off by the user (like Closed captions).
I still haven't discovered the best way to do what you want, with the closed captions option... Looking forward to some insights here as well :)
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Thank you Adia, that was exactly what I needed.
I have viewed the MP4 file. At the end I have a link, which is not working in the MP4 file. I hyperlinked it within Camtasia. Do you know why that would not be working?
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adia

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hmmm I remember also running into this kind of issue in the past. I haven't used the link functionality in a while... Any chance we can get some feedback from a Camtasia employee please?
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if you produce a project to MP4, where the project has interactive objects like captions, hotspots, TOC from markers, and quizzes, then be aware that those items will not work when the MP4 is uploaded to hosting sites like YouTube, etc.

those items rely on the TechSmith smartplayer; if the video is hosted on a regular web site [where all production files are uploaded], or on Screencast.com, then the interactive items will work as expected
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Thanks for your reply. Any suggestions on how to make them work?
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not possible, other than for captions where they can be burned into the video; I do not YouTube but perhaps that hosting service can offer its own captions support[?];

perhaps others can offer advice here
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Hello there adia and zanel.rautenbach

All you need to do is export the captions as an .srt file from Camtasia First. Then upload them directly into your already uploaded You Tube video.

The viewer can chose to turn them on or off as well.
I personally dislike Closed Captions blocking my view if I can understand what is being said and there's no reason to have them turned on.

You can even edit them within You Tube if you've made a mistake or want to change anything.

I believe the Image below depicts all of the required steps to pull it off.

I researched this a while back.  You Tube remembers some of your past actions and will complete tasks for you at times.I don't know if YouTube did anything for me automatically as I put together this Info-Image for you or not.

So you may need to think your way through an action or 2 to get to the finish line? Hopefully not {:> )
This was created just moments ago, so it's the current workflow as of today anyway.

Regards,Joe

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Thanks Joe!