html to suppress mp4 audio until clicked on (like facebook)

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Ok Geekoids
I needs some HTML to suppress mp4 audio until clicked on (like facebook)
or a method of doing it

See I have MANY movies that i want to play immediately like facebook
and then when you click it it opens to to full play with audio

Current problem is when people come to one of my websites and I have audio blaring in their ear and they can turn it OFF or leave the webpage. :(

So I want a SILENT movie until they click for full version
So was thinking I coud render Two movies .. one with and one without audio

now client clicks the intial slient and then it loads and plays the full MOVIE_player.HTML

But the problem is that they are Starting from the beginning of the movie not 1/2 way from where they left the silent movie.

So Geekoids do you have any thoughts??

:) Bill

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I do something like this with home page intro or welcome videos or sidebar ad videos.
These however are usually  very short and when they click-for-sound the video starts at the beginning.
I no of no way to have the video start with sound where they left off when the silent video was playing. At least in Camtasia.

I also remove all player controls

Example here

This is pretty easy to do.

Put your video (with sound) on the timeline
then copy and paste it again after the first one.

Separate audio from video (if combined) from the first video
Create a button (Click For Sound) with a hotspot with a "jump" to the beginning of the second video with sound.

You need to produce your video with the smart player for the hotspot to work :)
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Forgot to mention to delete the audio from the first video after you separate it from the video ;-)