Pause video when hotspot is clicked

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Please bring back the option to have the video pause if a user clicks an optional hotspot that takes them to a URL, or other resource.

Setting the video to pause at the end of the hotspot is no good, because the hotspot is optional. If they don't want to look at the additional resource, they don't have to, but if they do, then the video should pause and when they come back, they can start it again.

If it continues to run while another resource pops up in a new window they will miss some content.

This would be an amazing feature to bring back.

Thanks

Noel
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kayakman, Champion

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I agree

I used the original capability [which, as I recall, dates back to Camtasia Studio 6, if not earlier] extensively

It's return would be greatly appreciated
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Dubie

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Having relative linking would be a great thing to have back also as it once had.
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kayakman, Champion

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I agree with this too

I was a heavy consumer of relative URLs in hotspots

when that capability was removed, it broke many of my hosting protocols  
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Ben Rhodes, Employee

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Hello,

Thank you for all the feedback.  I just pushed out a new version of the TechSmith Smart Player (version 5.48.0) that will now pause the video when clicking on a hotspot that will open a new URL.  If you are using Camtasia 2019, this new version will be pulled down the next time you do a production.

It has been stated elsewhere, but the we removed support for relative URL's based on security concerns. 

Thanks,
Ben
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kayakman, Champion

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thanks for reinstating the "pause-on-click"
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NoelRead

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Thanks for this, it's a great feature to have.
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joseph.hauglie

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Ben: In re:
 https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/how_can_i_pause_a_video_and_wait_for_user_click_to_continue and this posting - which refers to the Smart Player solution - 

We have also discontinued using flash-based elements, so the workaround you gave in the above link isn't an option for us. We also are publishing to SCORM and not the SmartPlayer....

What do you recommend for us now when we want to have the learner view and pause the training for a period of several minutes? We have explored using a "quiz" element (explaining what to press) and then running the frame for 3 minutes before forcing it to advance, but ideally we'd like this to be "click to pause, click to start again." Ideas welcome - and thanks in advance!
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Ben Rhodes, Employee

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Hello Joseph,

What do you recommend for us now when we want to have the learner view and pause the training for a period of several minutes?

Are you linking the user to another website or activity for a period of time?  Could you give an example of what this could be?  

We also are publishing to SCORM and not the SmartPlayer....

Are you referring to using Camtasia's SCORM production? If so this still uses the TechSmith Smart Player in the SCORM production.

Thanks,
Ben
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Ben:  We're not linking to another website or activity in this instance, but simply giving the user enough time to digest the information (federal energy stuff). The approach here is to allow them to hear the brief (< 30 sec) narration and then spend as long as they need/desire to review the table of data and information, since the subsequent screens reference that. (We'll also probably provide that table as a separate printout if they want. Not determined yet.)

And yes - we're publishing to SCORM through Camtasia for release via an Oracle LMS (corporate decision). There's a great deal of limitation to the LMS and one of these is that features in the SmartPlayer are generally disabled. (At least, we haven't found that we can count on them working as TS designs them to work...)
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Thank you for clarifying.  This is not the first time I've heard about issues with Oracle LMS.  Can you tell me what features are not working?

There are many ways you could design your video to do what you described.  If you wanted to convey this information with a video, then adding a hotspot where you display the "table of data and information" might help.  I would set the hotspot to stop and when the user clicks it the video will start playing again.  This would give the user as much time to read the screen before starting again.

Ben
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Thanks Ben!
It's actually been some time since I have had to load a module to the Oracle LMS so I am not able to recall specifically what has not worked. Our group is going to be loading two and possibly three new modules within the next two months so I will keep my eyes on the hitches and let you know. Please keep the thread open in the meantime!

As for the video suggestion - that is where we're leaning. We were just hoping that by now the TS team had a "pause" element that had been developed and rolled out (-: