How do I auto play after user selects a hotspot?

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I have created a video with a "main menu".  My intention is that users can select which section they wish to view and the video branches out to that specific section.  I have gotten it to work, and uploaded to Screencast...and when I select the section I wish to view, the video pauses.  I want it to continue playing the selected section and NOT pause.  I am eating up my bandwidth on Screencast trying to solve this issue!  I have the latest version of Camtasia (8.4.0).  Can someone help me figure out what is going wrong?  The other things is, only 1 section at the end of the video works properly!

Solutions I have tried - text hotspots; transparent hotspots; text only & transparent hotspots; not having hotspots too close together; only 1 hotspot will pause at end of callout.....
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what properties did you apply to the hotspot?
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What I have is a screen with 6 hot spots that link to various markers in the video (like a DVD menu). I have tried a few different solutions, but right now the Hotspot Properties for item 1 is "Pause at end of callout" (because I want the screen to stay on the menu page) and "Go to marker xxx".  For the other 5 options I have unchecked "Pause at end of callout" and they each have their own "Go to marker xxx".  Like I mentioned before, everything works, it's just once it gets to the correct video it just pauses and I have to go click the play button to get it to play.

The hotspots are just text callouts.  I tried using the transparent hotspots over text, but that resulted in the same problem.  I have also removed all callouts that link out to a external URL.
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you need to change the property from go-to-marker [which stops play at marker] to go-to-frame-in time [which continues play from that point

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