How to share 5 camtasia productions in one folder

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I have created 5, 45 minute CAMTASIA productions that I will be selling.  When people purchase my "product," how can I best place them in SCREENCAST to make it easy for the purchasers to use?  If I place all them in ONE FOLDER, wouldn't this be a very messy folder, with many files that the purchaser would have to sift through (because of all the files that camtasia creates)?

If I create a playlist, which of the many CAMTASIA files would I place in the playlist?
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The easiest way for your customers to consume your videos is if you embed them somewhere else, on a web page for example that contains all five with text descriptions and allows users to access each one. This page would be behind a "pay wall" which means pay first, view next. Most pay walls will allow you to show free samples of such videos.

The embed code you download from your ScreenCast.com content allows you to build an "iFrame" on your content page. That iFrame will house your video with ScreenCast's player wrapped around it.

If you are unclear on any of these concepts, there are plenty of resources available with a Google search. You can do it yourself or hire a web developer to do it. And some of the  web hosting services provide the tools to accomplish what you want.

Good luck in your enterprise! Please respond later and let us know how it went.
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David,

I'll explore what you've suggested, that's for sure, but I thought that was one of the benefits of using screencast, i.e., it has a semi paywall built into it by only allowing people with password access to access certain areas within screencast.

Also, I'm still not sure which of the CAMTASIA created files to use.
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if you've created your folder on screencast.com ...

use the "share" function to produce/upload your video to sc,com; basically, sc.com will upload the MP4, and, if you have any interactive content, like TOC, captions, etc., those items will be embedded within the MP4 file itself, as xmpmetadata; and, if your TOC has thumbnails, a thumbnail png will also be uploaded

another option is to do a custom production, and select the sc.com preset

the sc.com folder will list the video name and will link to the MP4 for viewing

I have over 700 videos on sc.com, in many different folders; no problem looking through them for a desired item

and sc.com does offer a username/password security level

if curious, these are my Camtasia tutorials as hosted on sc.com [this is a public folder] ...
http://www.screencast.com/users/cookbookplusman/folders/Camtasia%20Tutorials

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this might be helpful

How To Share To Screencast.com 2019-01-31
http://www.screencast.com/t/zCY5GEjKj3Cf

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Thank you.  The problem I was having was that I was NOT using the "produce to screencast" preset.  I was producing to my hard drive, and then trying to upload the resulting files to screencast.com.

Using the screencast "preset" seems to only upload ONE production file (instead of all the other files) -- which is exactly what I needed.  Thanks so much.
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you can also do it the way you were initially trying

after doing a MP4 with smartplayer production to your local HD, from your sc.com folder, upload just the produced MP4 file
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Interesting.  Is there any way of knowing HOW I produced something after the fact?
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You mean someone viewing your production and not knowing you used Camtasia? Yes, we producers can tell by looking. The SmartPlayer has some visual characteristics that mark it as coming from TechSmith to those in the know. To outside viewers, not so much. They are not into the nuances and beauty of the fly-in contents panel or well-formed play/pause button.