Can I play mp4 videos with interactive features on a Ipad

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Hi There,

I created videos using camtasia studio 8.4 and hosted them on a server which dose not support html format.  I have to use the mp4 format, but the closed cc and quizzing function in the camtasia can not be utilized. Luckily, the closed caption and quizzes can be added to the server using third-party software.  Everything works fine on a PC or Mac with cc and quizzes. However, when I play videos on an Ipad in full screen, the quizzes and captions are gone. Is there a work-around to it? Is it possible to have all the interactive features on MP4 format?

Thank you!


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Take a look here and 'like' my comment if it is useful to you:

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/smart_player_for_ipad

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iPad only support MP4 encoded with H.264 or MPEG-4.
If the MP4 encoded with other code, we will failed to play MP4 on iPad, in this case, we had better convert MP4 to iPad more supported MPEG-4 MP4 or H.264 MP4
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There is also a blog post that specifically addresses this issue here:http://blogs.techsmith.com/tips-how-tos/watch-interactive-camtasia-studio-8-videos-on-your-ipad-offl....  Let me know if I can be of further assistance.  Thanks.
Jenn

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Hi Jenn,

Thanks for the reply. However, my problem is a little bit different. I want to play videos on Ipad online, and with all the interactive features.

Because the restrictions of the server, I only can export the videos using mp4 format, so I cannot utilize the interactive features provided by Camtasia. Nevertheless, I was able to add interactive features with other tools later.

When I play those videos in either PC or Mac, everything works fine. But when I play them using Ipad full screen, all the interactive features are gone.

So do you still think GoodReader can solve the problem? I also need to analyze the quiz submission, etc.

Thanks!


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Hi again.  Thanks for the additional info.  At this point, I think your best bet is to chat with someone on our Tech Support team.  I'm not sure of the best way to do what you need.  Our team can look at your system and need and hopefully come up with a solution for you.  You can submit a ticket here: https://support.techsmith.com/anonymous_requests/new.  Thank you.

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iPad only support MP4 encoded with MPEG-4 or H.264. If your MP4 is encoded with other codec, it will not supported by iPad.

In order to play all MP4s on iPad, iPad2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad Air, we need to convert MP4 to iPad default codecs. iDealshare VideoGo is just the right software to convert MP4 to iPad default codecs. Besides iDealshare VideoGo can also convert other formats, like WMV, AVI, MOV, VOB, MKV, MTS, MPEG, 3GP,etc. to iPad supported MP4.

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We all know that MP4 is a container which is used to store video and audio, but can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images. So this format contains various kinds of audio and video codecs. However, iPad has strict limitation on the input MP4 file: only compatible with H.264, MPEG-4 or Motion JPEG video with the following specification:

1. H.264 video up to 720p @ 30 frames per second
- Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

2. MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels @ 30 frames per second
- Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

3. Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels @ 30 frames per second
- Audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

I know a step by step guide on how to convert MP4 to iPad/iPad 2/iPad 3/iPad 4/iPad mini supported video format.

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