How can I pause a video and wait for user click to continue?

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I would like to show a demo and during the presentation pause, indicate the user to CLICK to continue and so forth. Is that possible with CAMTASIA. I know is possible with other tools like DEMOCREATOR.

Please, Thanks!
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Dave O'Rourke, Senior Software Engineer

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Yes. Here's how:

1. Add a callout on top of the video.
2. Enable the "Make Flash hotspot" checkbox.
3. Produce to Flash.

Here's a screenshot, showing how to add a click-to-continue hotspot on top of a video:

It's important to note that the click-to-continue functionality is a feature of the Flash controller that is used to play the video. It's the controller that pauses, waits for the click, and then responds to the click. So you need to use the set of files that are created when you produce. To play the video, you launch the HTML file that is produced along side the video. The HTML web page has an embedded Flash player, which loads the Flash controller.swf, which in turn loads the video.

I mention this because it's common for users to take just the MP4 file from the set of output files that Camtasia Studio creates when you produce. The video can be played apart from the other files, but the click-to-continue functionality requires that you keep the produced files together as a set, and that you launch the playback by opening the HTML page.

Hope this helps.
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André Roberge

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When one inserts a quiz, the video pauses automatically. I would like to be able to simply add a pause, which would freeze the frame and require the user to click on a "small" continue button. The main way I would use this would be to have ask a user to study whatever is shown before pressing continue to take a quiz later.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Camtasia 8: Pause and take a good look..
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There is a more thorough post about this here:
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Bill Coughlin

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I need a pause button to stop start this movie anywhere
Currently this movie has one real callout pause but i need to be able to pause in click
This movie does not pause by touching screen on ipad or android samsung 7 inch

Am i doing something wrong?
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Bret Blackmore

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Hi guys,

So... This is from a few years ago. Have there been any developments yet? As I am looking for exactly what Freddyqa has previously mentioned, but for Mac.

I'd appreciate any kind of advice on being able to achieve this feature in my videos, thanks.

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Jessica Bourne

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I am also looking for this option (an auto-pause, during playback, then manual click to advance/ continue).  

My challenge is that the viewer will not have internet access.  We would like to deliver the video file on a Flash Drive.  It is likely that the viewer will not have the Flash Player installed on their computer.  

I have considered adding the Flash Player installer to the Flash Drive, however, I won't know which operating system or web browser they are using.

I wish there was some type of chapter marker feature, where I could insert a looping chapter, until it was manually advanced.

Any "new" suggestions?

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