How do i create a video/demo that simulates interaction

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I have my final MP4 created from several sources but now i want to make it look more interactive. I would like the MP4 to automatically stop and wait for the end use to click on the screen (dont really care where). When the user clicks, they move on to the next part of the video. Nothing fancy with different objects or actions, just very linear thru a canned demo that they have control over. I know they can start and stop the recorded video with the pause button, but then the audience would know easily that it was a recorded video. I want this to look more like a demo where they are interacting with the interface. No need for hotspots - just clicking anywhere on the screen would be just fine.
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Rick Stone

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Hi there

Really, the only way to  do this is by adding a hotspot that pauses playback. But that will also force you to present the video from ScreenCast.com, or ensure you copy ALL the output files to wherever you are serving the video from.

Cheers... Rick :)
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That will not work for me. Thanks for your quick response anyway
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You might pop over to the Adobe site and check out their Captivate application. One mode of recording the screen is like PowerPoint on steroids. Individual captures with mouse movements and you can configure it to pause at each screen action and force the user to click the area you clicked when recording. 

Cheers... Rick :)
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Paul

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Also try FlashBack.  They have a free version and a pro
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Hoping this is a false positive.

This is what my browser presented upon my trying to download the eval of the FlashBack trial.
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Paul

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False +ve.  Even with malware protection I'm straight in
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BTW, when you try it, you'll see that the annotation features include things like call out boxes.  Not as sophisticated as SnagIt's but more than adequate to annotate video.  Oh, and you can drop a screenshot of any frame.