Outputting multiple videos with markers

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Hi again folks. I have a project that I want to produce as mulitple video files (lets say 4). I have added 3 markers into positions on my timeline and am trying to output in MP4 Flash/HTML 5 format.

As the below photo shows, what I am getting is one folder, containing one HTML file with the 4 videos.

Is there any way of getting Camtasia to output these as 4 separate folders, each video with their own folder structure?

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easiest way is to make a selection between markers and execute a produce selection as [right click option]; this will give you 4 separate video file sets

if you want them to auto sequence one to the next when played, use end action jump to URLs
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That's for the reply Kayakman.. Thats the way I've been doing it, but there are going to be times when I have 25+ parts to break down. I need each folder individually so I can link to each section so the learners don't have to watch videos 1, 2, 3 and 4 before they can reach video 5.

Is there anyway to do that?
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you could use CS7 to produce with the classic controller and multi files from markers, then you can use a query URL [like xxx.html?movie=2] to hit a specific video file; the query is 0 based; I've made many videos using that approach with excellent results

I do no think there is any easy way to do it with CS8's smart player other than the daisy chained marker segment videos I've already outlined; I've made many videos with this method, again, with excellent results

other options are to put each marker segment in Library [use media markers] then work from those to make individual productions; or make separate projects from each segment, then use batch production against all the camprojs

personally, I've found that the CS8 daisy chained method give viewers the best experience

or, you can produce with TOC as a single file MP4, host on Screencast.com, and that supports a time based query URL, like xxx.html?time=mm:ss

I've tested that approach, it works where the query URLs hits a marker time; I'm not positive from memory of the format thought; maybe a TechSmith person could elaborate here?

if curious, the videos offered here use the CS8 daisy chained approach; these are TOC productions that are linked together with jump to URL end actions [using hotspots], front ended with some custom links on the normal html page ...

http://www.cookbookplus.com/Home.aspx

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