Replace Camtasia 9 Play Button?

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I would like to replace the Camtasia 9 play button?

It is massive and ugly when viewed on mobile devices, is there a way to replace it!

Thanks,
Basil
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Bas

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kayakman, Champion

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try this ...

put a image of a start button at T=0 in your project, configure the image as a hotspot set to stop at end, click to continue, make the hotspot 2 seconds long

when you produce, do a custom production to MP4 with controller, set to not pause at start

when the video is viewed, it will auto play but will stop at 2 seconds, displaying a start button, viewers just click it, most will not notice the difference from the stock behavior when video configured to pause at start

I use this setup on almost all my productions

[I don't make videos aimed at mobile devices, but the above works great on PCs; maybe try and see?]

here is an example with custom start and replay buttons ...
http://www.cookbookplus.com/Videos/CookBookPlusDesktop2014/Menues/ProductOverview/Navigate/Navigate_...
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Thanks Kayakman ... and what a wonderful idea!  Got to use those pickled brain cells LOL ...

Will give it a try and post results .... thanks!!
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It works exactly as you described, the only problem I see is that it degrades the quality of the play image according to the output % quality and if too low, the play button looks like crap ... other than that it does work and this definitely is a workaround. 

Although it would be absolutely awesome if we could custom theme the play button and smart player to suit the content.  Hopefully we'll get themes back again !!

Anyway, many thanks for your input :)

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you're welcome

FYI, I've previously suggested that the position of both the start and replay buttons be a user set-able item; maybe you should create an "idea" with your thoughts

re "quality", again, I don't know what works with mobile device productions, but I always do my stuff with custom productions at 1920x1080 using 70% quality, 1 sec keyframes, and H264 at high; launching using the player [xxx_player.html] usually gives excellent results regardless of screen size

good luck with your projects