Fit Player to Browser Window

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I use both iSpring and Camtasia for developing learning content. One feature in iSpring that is great is the Fit to Browser Window size for exporting. We use Thinkific to host our learning and this option allows videos to show up beautifully in the content window.

Is there a similar option in Camtasia that I can't seem to find?
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josh.stigall

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Ben Rhodes, Employee

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Hi Josh,

Are you using the produce with MP4 with Smart Player or Custom production settings?  If so it sounds like you are using the HTML Camtasia generates to display your video in iSpring then?  

Short Answer:
The short answer is Camtasia does not have any options on how the video is sized in the HTML it produces.

Details:
Camtasia creates 2 HTML files for each production.  The first one uses an iFrame to constrain the video to the aspect ratio of your video.  That iframe will scale down if the video is larger than the width of the browser window.  But the iFrame will not get bigger than the video itself.  The exception to this is when putting the video in full screen mode.

The second HTML file which has a name of [production-name]_player.html will display the player with video at 100% the size of the page (width and height).  

Within iSpring, you are free to link to this second HTML page.  It may give you the experience you are looking for.

Hope this helps and let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks,
Ben
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Dayana Horoshun

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Thanks!
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Thanks Ben. After I posted, I found a similar reply by you in another post. I used only the _player.html in the zip that I uploaded to Thinkific (sorry for the confusion with iSpring; using that for interactions) and it worked well.

It's just a bit confusing. Would be nice from a user perspective to have a simple choice when exporting.
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Yes, I agree it'd be nice to give users more options for how to display the video.  Thank you for the feedback.

Ben