Is there a way to get additional free music in Camtasia? The music library it comes with is pretty limited.

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I'm all out of options with the selection of music provided in the Camtasia library. Is there a place to download more free music to use in the background of our videos?
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Soph Marx

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Rick Stone

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I'd check out YouTube. YouTube offers gobs of music that can be used.

https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/...

Cheers... Rick :)
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Soph Marx

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Thank you!
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Yes, like Rick Stone mentioned, that library has a lot of free music clips -- some are decent. Keep in mind that many are the clips composers/producers have decided to offer for free, in hopes that you will like what you hear, and then buy their other offerings.

Try http://freemusicarchive.org/ -- click on Genres and you get to go browse their catalog of what seem to be completely free music.

However, be sure to read the FAQ -- http://freemusicarchive.org/faq -- and understand all aspects relating to licensing -- it may be that some of that music has limitation on use, such as a requirement to credit the music.

Then there are these (remember to check what the licensing restrictions are):

http://www.freemusicpublicdomain.com/

Another way to get music (and other resources) is join a service that offers full access for a yearly fee, such as audioblocks.com, videoblocks.com or graphicblocks.com. Heck, they even offer a 1 week free trial on occasion, where you can download from a huge portion of their catalog for a whole week, with a limit per day.

Just like with anything that requires talent and skill to produce (even Camtasia tutorial videos), most people prefer to get paid for their work.

So, if you find something free, take advantage of it all you can, but at the same time, be aware you might get what you pay for. Quality sounding music can make an improvement... poor sounding music can be a distraction.

To be honest, there is a lot of RFM (royalty free music) out there that does not cost much per piece -- maybe even just a dollar or two... so don't avoid considering actual RFM sites such as:

http://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-fr...
http://www.istockphoto.com/music-clips