Is it possible to remove all sections with silence from the video at once?

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I want to remove all sections of silence from the video. I know other software programs can do it. If it's not there, it's a great feature to add. A lot of YouTubers would thank Camtasia. I saw there was an optional way to vote for features, but I think a lot of the community won't see that or doesn't know it exists, so even if a lot of people want that feature, they're not going to know to upvote it.
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I just migrated to Camtasia from Screencast-O-Matic. If you don't mind paying  $18 for the SOM licence, this workaround is effective: take the final mp4 from Camtasia, load it into SOM and enter Edit mode. SOM  will then cut or slow down silences automatically. The silence length is adjustable. More in the video at the bottom of this page:
https://screencast-o-matic.com/blog/editing-narration-silence/
Annoying to have to do this but worth it for the screen time saved (ca.20%)and the improved feel to the final production. 
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This function is not available if you import MP4. It only works if you record with the Screen-O-Matic software. So I lost $18 for the SOM License since Camtasia is my choice for recording and editing video. I which that Camtasia add this feature. It is very cool.
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Definitely works for me on SOM v2.2.24. You first need to make a blank SOM recording (e.g. 1 second) , then go to edit mode.
Click Tools/Insert/Video File and insert your mp4. Click Speed up or Cut all Silence in the usual way. Finally, remove (Cut) the 1 second of dummy recording at the beginning.
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Thanks for the tip. It works.
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HERE IS THE EASIEST WAY TO REMOVE SILENCE PAUSES FROM YOUR VIDEO. SOLVED!

https://youtu.be/DkZK2WZsxo4