Powerpoint 365 Presentation Hyperlinks in camtasia-ed mp4 video not functional

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I am working with camtasia 19.
After importing powerpoint 365 slides, the links included in the slides, were not active anymore in the mp4 video output. Is there are way to keep them active?

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The MP4 is just a video format, it does not support interactivity, it is a 'passive' format - you watch it, pause it, that's it. If you want interactivity you need to export in a different format. Also, I don't know how that works with links in PowerPoint files.
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Just thinking out loud, if you want people to be able to click on the screen where the PowerPoint links are pictured and be able to navigate somewhere, I think hotspots might be able to do the trick.
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Wonderful. Thanks for the tip. I will try that.
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Rick Stone

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paulwilliamengle is spot on. And in addition to what he offered, I'll add this.

The hotspot functionality depends on some other files that are produced when you produce the output using the Smart Player. When you choose to do this, you end up with more than just the MP4 file. There are a couple of HTML pages, some folders and some JavaScript files and a few other kind of files.

Then you take that bunch of files and copy them to a web site. The end user should end up seeing one of the HTML files that launches the video and provides the linking functionality.

You are also able to just upload the MP4 file from the batch to TechSmith's ScreenCast.com site and the hotspots should work that way too.

Cheers... Rick :)