Does Camtasia hotspots now work on YouTube?

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Thanks for reading this question. I am now learning how to insert hotspots by using Camtasia. I do create a video that satisfies my requirement. But it only works when I use my browser to open the video link created by Camtasia. And it doesn't seem to work with my video player. I watched a video named "Camtasia Studio 8: How We Use Hotspots" posted in 2013, which told me the hotspots won't work on site like YouTube. So does it still not able to work on YouTube now?
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Posted 11 months ago

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kayakman, Champion

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it still does not work on sites like YouTube

host on free Screencast.com and the hotspots work
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Yes, it works that way. Thank you so much for your explanation.
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The reason Camtasia hotspots do not work in MP4 files is that the hotspot intelligence is not in the “video” itself, but in the player data that Camtasia generates.
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Thank  you for your reply. So if I understand your explanation correctly: I can't find a video player to realize the function of hotspots in a particular video, even though the video is "embedded" with the hotspots? Are there any exceptions? I mean, some players that can work with it well? Thank you so much for your time!
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Video does not have the ability to interactive — it is the player that has the ability to sense where the cursor is, and make the hotspots function.

YouTube videos can have hotspots, but with the YouTube player, and only after the MP4 video is uploaded.

If you are not presenting a Camtasia-produced video with a Camtasia-compatible player, the Camtasia-generated hotspots don’t exist.
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Hello Bruce, I would like to know how do you add hotspot in Youtube.
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Joe Morgan

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This video is a bit dated, but informative. It should bring you into the loop and then some.

Regards,Joe

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afrohlich

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Thank you very much Joe. Now I understand what people talk about.Alex