Custom Production Settings - Can they be customized?

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Hello,

I'm using the "Custom Production Settings" to produce an MP4 and it's associated files so I can upload them to our web-server.  Of course then I can provide the URL to our clients and everything works just the way it should.

Here's my question.  What if I don't want the page to look like this:



I want more than just a black background and a play button.  Maybe a nice colored background and the title of the video.

It's been a long time since I've gotten in and done an HTML hack but I don't mind blowing the dust off of those skills if I can make this look a little prettier.  So which of these files do I want to crack open and what would be the tool I'd use to do the work?


Thanks Much!

ed
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pearsonm

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Try adding a simple graphic like a jpg picture to the beginning of your movie.  Make the duration as long as you think is needed eg 1sec

Example: If you upload to you tube, they allow you place am image at the beginning to achieve this effect so I think this may do the same effect

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Thanks for the reply pearsonm!  Yes, that would work for sure.  But I'm more interested in changing the boarder/page outside of the video, not the actual video itself.  

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You can change the background colour when editing
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Eddiebo

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Yes, you can change the video background color:

However, I'm looking to change the actual webpage (HTML (or whatever) file) of the page the video is playing on.  Nothing to do with the actual Camtasia production other than Camtasia produces the file that's used to create the webpage the production is being played from.

I do appreciate you trying to help though.


ed

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There is a html editor by virtual mechanics called site spinner. Very WYSIWYG. Easy to do backgrounds and publish a page
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Awesome, thanks!  I'll have a look.

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Hi,

I don't know if you have looked into Screencast.com Pro, but it is TechSmith's hosting service.

With the Pro version, you can create templates for the pages your videos play in. So, you can display your company colors, logo, etc.

Here is a simple template I made(below). It is just to show you can change the header image, the background color, what buttons appear on the page, etc.

You don't need any programming skills for this. There is a WYSIWYG interface for this. And, when a link is shared to your video, your viewers will see your video play in the page you design.



You can find out more about this at http://www.screencast.com/

Kelly
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Hi ed,

If you're looking to change the background color of the page, you'll want to open the main HTML doc in the production folder. There are two, and you want the one that does not include the "_player" appendage:

 

Open that file in any HTML editor. (I use Notepad ++)

Then, edit the background color value, which is found in the "style" code:



If you need help finding color hex values, here's a handy tool: http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_colorpicker.asp

Of course, there are many other things you could edit in that web page, including adding a background image, some additional text (like a video title), etc. What you can do is only limited by your HTML knowledge. If you're looking for help with that, http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp is a good option that I've referenced myself in the past.

Thanks for using Camtasia!
-Josh
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That's exactly what I was looking for Josh. Thank you very much!