Overcoming the Flash/HTML5 challenge so that Camtasia is everywhere!

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Hello, I love Camtasia Studio!

One great thing is that you protect us, the users, from having to grapple with very techy issues to do with video formats and video player embedding.

Here is your chance to make me - and I hope others - even happier!

I have just been on the JW Video Player website. Their latest Player version 5.4 allows for playback with Flash and HTML5.

It would be wonderful if you could update your current flash video player to include the most up to date features, so that videos produced with Camtasia Studio may be viewed across many more devices, especially these requiring HTML5. Of course, this is possible by using our own Video Player, but most of us Camtasia clients are not programmer techies!

I know you propose Screencast as an alternative. But many of us need to host our videos on our own servers and your including HTML5 embedding support would be a great plus.

Thank you very much. Doris

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Brad, Camtasia Studio QA

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Official Response
With the latest release of Camtasia Studio 8.0.0 we have a brand new Flash controller with HTML5 fallback that we’ve affectionately dubbed the TechSmith Smart Player. What HTML5 fallback means to you as a creator is that if your viewers are ever in an environment where Flash is unavailable, they’ll still be able to watch your video via our HTML5 implementation of the TechSmith Smart Player and have no loss of functionality in the process.

The new player supports playback in desktop browsers on both Mac and PC. It also allows us to support playback on iPad (versions 1, 2 and 3) and newer Android Devices. On top of that, we
have an iPhone implementation of the player that your viewers can download from
the App Store to their iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4 to watch your videos.

We’ve also implemented the TechSmith Smart Player
on Screencast.com for Camtasia Studio 8.0.0 uploaded content. This way, you’ll
get all of the above mentioned functionality on Screencast.com without the
hassle of hosting the video on your own website!

The Camtasia Studio 8 team worked hard to make the
Flash/HTML5 features (Quizzing, Table of Contents, Captions, etc.) more usable
from both the creator side and the viewer side. Our hope is that you’ll
be able to continue to create engaging, entertaining content while reaching a
wider audience at the same time!

For more in depth information we have a set of overview videos on our website. You can find the ones related to the TechSmith Smart Player Here

Let me know if you have any questions.