Not Using an LMS, Must Disable the Video Controls, but Need to Prevent the "Unable to Locate the LMS's API Implementation" Warning

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I'm using Camtasia 2018 for Mac.

I need to disable the video controls (specifically the ability for a user to skip forward in a video) at the bottom of the videos I'm making in Camtasia.

I found a post about how to do this here.

As far as I've found, this is the only method available to accomplish this.

I got that method to work, however, it now triggers a pop-up reading, "Unable to locate the LMS's API implementation. Communication with the LMS will not occur."

All of the following three options are not viable solutions for me:
  • I cannot return to generating HTML files that fail to disable the video controls.
  • I cannot have the pop-up showing up every time a user accesses a video.
  • I will not be using an LMS for this project. That is not an option.
Is there any way to do either of the following:
  1. Return to generating HTML files and use another tactic to disable video controls without having to resort to SCORM?
  2. Use my current method and disable the pop-up from showing?
Thanks for any help with this!
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webteam

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Dubie

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Where/how  are you hosting the videos?

Are you using quizzes in the videos?

:)
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Hello,
  1. Click on Share > Local File...
  2. Check the "Export as Web page"
  3. Do NOT check "Include SCORM"
  4. Click the Export button
Once the project finishes rendering, you will have to modify one of the html files.
  1. Open the production folder in finder
  2. Open "media/index_player.html" in text editor that allows you to modify the markup.
  3. Location the following line of JavaScript:
    TSC.mediaPlayer.init("#tscVideoContent");
  4. Add this JavaScript in a line above that statement:
    TSC.playerConfiguration.setDisableControls(true);
  5. Save and upload to your web host.
Hope this helps,
Ben
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webteam

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PERFECT! Ugh. Tracking four year-old comments on other posts was doing my nut in. Appreciate the help!