Producing Captions in the End Product Needs a Little More Explanation!

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I cannot figure out how to produce my videos WITH the captions - either overlay or below. I am producing in mp4. I can see the captions in the preview - but the end result no matter where I put the video is NO CAPTIONS! I have uploaded them to YouTube and I'm using JW Player - with the caption plugin - on my website. By adding captions to Camtasia Studio 7 - is it only for the purpose of exporting the caption file for upload somewhere else?
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I believe for YouTube you must do a custom projection using just captions [and not closed captions] so that captions are burmed into the MP4.
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Kayakman - thanks for your reply. I found I can export the captions from Camtasia as an SRT file, and with YouTube, upload the SRT or a transcript to get the captions on the video. So I'm OK with YouTube - extra step but do-able.

I will try the custom projection to see if I can keep the captions with the video as I do not want all the videos hosted by YouTube.

I want to be able to produce the video with the option for captions off or on, and host them at a location of my choice. That is the solution I'm looking for.
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"I want to be able to produce the video with the option for captions off or on, and host them at a location of my choice. That is the solution I'm looking for. " ...

Try custom production to flash [MP4 works great] embedded in HTML with closed captions. Then, a viewer can hide/show captions using video controls.

If a project has captions, and you make flash [best for web site viewing], captions will be in video [on top or under] unless you either remove captions from project before producing, or, you unselect both captions and closed captions [overlay controller, flash options] before producing.

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