Embedding on a Secure Page gives problems...

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I am trying to embed an video recorded in Camtasia on the knowledge base area of our website. The problem is that our knowledge base is in a secure area on our website and is served over SSL.

When I embed the screencast.com video on our site, the video does not display, because the browser complains that there is insecure content on the page.

How do I get around this? How can I embed the video in a secure iframe?
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Luke Wingfield Digby

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Conan Heiselt, Employee

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Hi Luke,

Since Screencast.com uses standard HTTP to serve up videos, browsers will--rightly so--notify users of the mix.

Are you able to host the videos on your own servers? You could export from Camtasia via Share > Export as Web Page... then upload the video and paste the embed code, probably with a little modification to reflect the location of the uploaded video, on the page you want to embed it on.

Conan.
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Luke Wingfield Digby

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Hi Conan,

Yes we can definitely host the videos on our own webserver. However our version of Camtasia 8 does not have the "Export as Web Page" option as you suggest.

Can you please advise? What is the best video format to export as, and then what code do I use to embed. How can I find this export as web page option?

thanks.
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Josh Holnagel, Employee

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Hi Luke,

Conan asked me to take a look at this for you. I asked around and I have an answer, though it is not quite absolute:

It should be do-able, but we're not 100% that you will not run into complications (more on those in a minute). Try producing your project via Custom Production or with one of the presets that comes with the player.



Once created it will produce a bunch of files into a folder including an html file that you can pull the embed code from and put it onto your page. The only thing to keep in mind is that you will need to make sure the embed code properly references the other pages correctly and that they are all in the same folder due to file paths.

We are also not sure if any of the java-script files will throw additional security errors for your browser.

Try this and let us know if it works for you, OK? We hope it does, and then we can reference this thread for others who might have the same problem.

-Josh
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NFSE

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Files uploaded to VIEMEO works just fine - embedding on any site. Good compression as well - files from Camtasia for Mac produces huge file sizes. BUT: I guess this is going to be fixed asap - I realy want to stay with these products. Using templates on playlists (as on folders) is also a request...
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Kaitlin

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NFSE,

Could you speak a little more to what you mean about templates for playlists?
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NFSE

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On folders we can adjust the apperance of all videos... Our own logo, colours, coments allowed/not allowed, choose not to allow download etc.... Selecting my own template is then applied to all presentations in al folder. This is not possible on playlists! Right?

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