Encode video BUT NOT THE AUDIO

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I have used the demo of camtasia, as well as read through the documentation of the full software, because I wanted to be sure it is what I need.

I am quite baffled by the fact that there seems to be no way to be able to encode a video to say mp4, or avi, but use the audio you add as it originally is.
Basically an option to add an audio file and leave the audio as is without re-encoding it, seems to be completely impossible with camtasia.

Also nowhere has anyone EVER asked this question which is even more baffling.
Doesn't everyone know that audio degrades every time it gets re-encoded ?
A lot of people create video's for say youtube and will have situations where they add say a 192 mp3 file, which is the audio rate for HD video's on youtube.

In that case you want the audio to be used without re-encoding again, before uploading it to youtube. In that case you are f** when using camtasia, and have to resort to other software.
The forced encoding in camtasia when exporting a project is the main reason why audio in general sucks in camtasia.

I wish they would add the simple option to add the audio but NOT encode it, leave as is, when exporting material to mp4, avi or whatever. In 70% of ppl's needs, that would give us better quality audio in general.

This is the reason why, after trying, I will probably not be buying. Unless I can't find another alternative that has the option included.


My question to the ppl out there is, have YOU never wondered why you can't add an audio clip to an mp4 in camtasia without having to re-encode it ? Chances are your audio is already in mp3 format and want to keep it untouched...
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