swf playback stops before end of video

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I have been using Camtasia Studio for several years. I am now using version 7.1.1. The last frame of my project is a slide with hotspots allowing the user to "Return to..." or "Go to..." I am producing the video as a .swf with video, audio, and captions.

Within Camtasia, playback is fine. But for some reason, the produced swf video plays but stops just before the last slide. The last slide does not appear. At first I thought it might be due to the audio track ending before the video track ends. But that is not the case. I have tried several different "fixes" to no avail. Can you help?
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Posted 6 years ago

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Logan S.

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Hey there,

We can probable help! Any chance you can send me a link to the video, so I can test it on our end? That'd be great. Thanks!
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Hi pweinberg, do you have "pause video for hotspots" enabled by chance? That will make your rendered video file stop when it hits a hotspot.

Try looking at this thread:

http://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmi...
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Kristen wins the brass ring!!

The final 2 slides of this project contain hotspot links, the penultimate slide has a hotspot link to "additional resources" and the final slide has a hotspot link to "view next tutorial". Following up on Kristen's suggestion, I discovered that in the hotspot properties for the penultimate slide (the dialogue where you specify the URL the link is supposed to activate), there is a checkbox called "Pause video for hotspot". That box was checked and that is what was causing my problem-- not the final slide itself but the penultimate slide!

I never noticed that checkbox before and I have no idea how it got checked. But once I unchecked the box and produced my video again, everything is fine.

Thanks, Kristen and Logan for your help!
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That's great, pweinberg! One of our editors at my workplace had the same problem and it does indeed give a confusing result when you render out the file. I'm glad our experience with that was able to help you out!

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