Store Vid w/ SmartPlayer

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Hi!

I want to create a video w/ a clickable link (i.e., a hotspot) to a page in my website.  The video itself will be stored in my website in a folder titled "VIDEOS."   Where do I store the folder and/or the files that are generated when I produce the video as an mp4 (720) w/ SmatPlayer?

Thank you?

Dr. T

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kayakman, Champion

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anywhere you want on your web site; be sure and use the xxx.videoname.html or xxxvideoname_player.html as the target URL

recommend you produce into a sub folder and upload the folder and all contents into the "videos" folder
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This may be helpful and how I host Smartplayer videos on my sites.

Upload the whole folder with video and all to your site where you want it for linking purposes.

Change the yourvideoname.html file name to index.html.  you can do this before or after uploading the folder.

All you have to do is then link to the folder. Not the yourvideoname.html

Browsers look for a index.xxx in a  folders and if one is preset they open it.

So you can upload your Camtasia production folder with all the files in it to your VIDEOS folder and then link to that production folder location.

yourwebsite.com/videos/your_camtasia_folder.

The browser will see the index.html file in the folder and display that page with your video.

Pretty straight forward.

Dubie:)
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Dubie, thanks for the tip; good to know
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It make for a nice easy link but, it is not a requirement and some may prefer not to change the yourvideoname.html file name.

Mostly for SEO reasons and they prefer the longer link with more keywords in it.

That can sometimes be a problem though because long links don't always work well posting them.

It's a matter of preference but the way you want to have your links can effect how you host/upload them.

If one thinks about keywords though while naming and producing their videos,
the video name and the produced folder name can accomplish keyword SEO.

Dubie:)
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I always launch using the xxx_player.html as it opens videos in near full screen mode

down side is that it won't play if viewed in Edge

I'll try using the index trick on the _player file?
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The difference between the two files is the videoname.html file is a webpage with the video embedded  (that is pulled from the _player html file) in a container.

If you wanted to build it out with more added content and forms, buttons etc. it's a basic webpage template.

The _player.html is just a player page and would be much more work to build out as a content webpage.


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Dear kayakman and dubie,

Thank you for yurreplies!

Dr. T