Speed control and Flexible quality

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Dear sir/madam,
Thank you for your contineous support.

There are 2 features we are looking for in Camtasia, but so far unable to find:
1. Speed control of exported / produced video so that viewers of the video can select their preffered speed (0.5, 0.75, 1, 1.25, 1.5 or 2x of the original speed)
2. Quality flexibility with poor/good internet connection; could the videos be configured like YouTube where the quality of the video decreases when you have bad internet connection so that audio / video continues?

Thank you for the support!
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YulianaHalim

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Posted 2 weeks ago

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kayakman, Champion

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regarding 1 ...

if you produce to MP4 with controller/player, you can use its control to vary video playback speed

Player Speed Control 2018-11-06
https://www.screencast.com/t/V08mlHyTHUH

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YulianaHalim

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Yes! found it, good stuff... thank you
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Rick Stone

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Regarding 2 - As I understand it, YouTube creates several variants of the video to allow this. So it's not quite as simple as just telling Camtasia to make it better. One would have to repeatedly render videos from Camtasia with different settings for each one. Additionally, YouTube has to also monitor the connection speed and adjust things accordingly. And something like that requires special software at the server end and has nothing whatsoever to do with the authoring tool (Camtasia in this case).

The bottom line here is that YouTube is unique in this respect and there isn't likely anything that the Camtasia developers could really do to make it work that way.
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YulianaHalim

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Dear Rick,

This is really helpful! Thank you for the clear explanation...