Closed Captioning Camtasia 8.5 - Video on how to keep CC when hosting a video on a website?

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I have a training website that I create and post videos to.  I know how to create CC, that is not the problem.  The problem is that the CC does not show on the website.  My understanding is that when I produce the video it has to be pointed to the .HTML file?  Is there a video that shows this, as I cannot make sense of it, when reading how to do it.
Thank you in advance for any help on this.
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Hello KM Kelly.

You can burn your CC into your video when you publish it, this will ensure they display at all times. Otherwise it would depend on where you are hosting the files.  Vimeo and YouTube provide options to embed the file to automatically display the CC when first accessed with the option to turn off manually.

I hope this helps.

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Hi Patty

Many thanks for your reply.

Unfortunately, burning the CC is not an option for us, as it doesn't allow the viewer to turn them off.  They need to be able to turn them off if necessary, as it is a training video - and can sometimes cover the item being referenced. 

Also, we are are only posting to our own website as this is a product that we sell to our clients.
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do a custom production to MP4 with controller; upload the entire folder that contains all the produced files to your web site; target one of the 2 html files; I get best result using the xxx_player.html

How To Use A Custom Production

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Produce your video with smartplayer by using a render preset or what I do is use "Custom Production" and make sure that the controls are used.

Camtasia will render the video and all files required to a folder.

Upload the whole folder to your server.

Than you link to the .html file in that folder  (not the Cam 8 No controls test3_player.html)

In this case it would be

yourwebsite .com/Cam 8 No controls/Cam 8 No controls test3.html

That will open the html page with your video embedded in it.

Note:   To make your link shorter and/or not so complex,  after you upload the folder to your server rename the html file to index.html  (not the Cam 8 No controls test3_player.html).

That way you can just link to the folder
yourwebsite .com/Cam 8 No controls

A browser will always first look for a index. file  in a folder and just open it.


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Thank you both, I appreciate you taking the time, and effort, to explain this - and I need it!

I'm going to take these both away and try it out and I'll get back and let you know how it went.