Shorten output file name

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Relay output files currently use this format [<Title><Format><Date/Time_Stamp>]. Unfortunately, some users use very long names, which break out 100 character limit for file names for the next step.

Is there a way to customize or change the output file name? If not, is there a way we can truncate the title to a certain amount of characters?

We are currently running "Camtasia Relay -". Thanks.

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Walter Pelowski, Customer Solutions Engineer

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  In the latest version of Relay (currently 4.3.1) available for download here, we don’t include the name of the output/encoding setting in the file output name.  This caused the filename lengths to get blown-up way too much.  We call attention to it in the version history with the portion of interest showing here.  Rather than including something like _MP3 or _MP4_with_Smart_Player_(Large) we now include the ID of the encoding setting that is present in the tblEncodeSetting table in the Relay database.  The format for the output file names for 4.3.1 and later is as follows:


  If you want to make some sort of automated link to the presentation output in some other system, we recommend use the information about the presentation available in the option XML output.  The XML will still include the Encoding Preset name as well as a variety of other information about the presentation itself.


  In the XML, the encoding type will look something like this for the given encoding type.

<encodingPreset>MP4 with Smart Player (Large)</encodingPreset> 

  Also, if it helps, here is a page that shows the total file structure for the recommended Smart Player file output.

  I hope that answers your questions.  I have also sent this response to Nancy who emailed me about it as well.  Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Walter Mitchell Pelowski
Customer Solutions Engineer

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