Exporting video with interactive hotspots as a single file for clients

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Hi there, I am rather new to Camtasia used for instructional videos with hotspots linking within the video. I am trying to publish an instructional video that will be uploaded and it is expected to be downloaded by the client. Initially, I just exported the video but the video was not interactive. Then I read that the I had to Export for Web for the video to contain the hotspots as interactive launchers. The thing is that by exporting for web I get 2 folders with files (scripts, skins) along with the index_player.html that actually opens the video as interactive. 

I read about Techmith SmartPlayer, but I can't seem to find a download page. Will it be possible to view the exported video as a single "smart" video through this player?

The question is, can I make an export of a video with interactive hotspots as a single file that I can share with my clients to download and use on their local machine, not online (YT, Amazon etc.) 

Thank you
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Hi there

Unfortunately  there simply is no way that I'm aware of that this can be done. At least, not from Camtasia and the tools it supplies. Normally if you were to have a single distributable file that has everything intact and working, it would require it to be something like an EXE file. And at that point it would likely only work on Windows. I'm not sure what format a Mac would like that would do it.

The "Smart Player" isn't a separate piece of software or whatever that you download separately. It is actually the "player" with all the controls that make things work. It's part of those additional files you are talking about. I'm unsure as to exactly why it is named "smart player". Normally that would seem to convey that some kind of intelligence and decision making is built into it. And maybe there is. But only TechSmith can say for certain. They likely have a better explanation than I provided.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I have the same issue. I am using interactive hotspots in my Camtasia project (Version 9 on Windows 10) and I need to publish as one file to bring into an LMS. The LMS accepts SCORM. Am I able to do this?