Video Presentation

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How do I build a video that will automatically stop at certain point and to continue all I have to do is press ENTER? Just like a PowerPoint but with video.
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mpmechana

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Posted 2 months ago

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Ed Covney

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What video player do you use? I use the VLC player and by default it will pause / resume on the spacebar although you can change any or the 100 or more hotkeys.  
I don't believe its in the nature of videos to take commands, it's the players job.

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Bob Lewis

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I believe You can use Hot Spots in Camtasia to do what you are asking.
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Ed Covney

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Does it require SmartPlayer?
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kayakman, Champion

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yes
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Joe Morgan

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Bobs correct.
A Hot spot can stop a video from playing using  "Pause at end" &  "Click to continue".

Hot Spots are transparent.
You'll want to add a callout or image to hotspot so the viewer knows what to do.



You'll need to produce the video with the SmartPlayer.
Hosting it in a SmartPlayer supported environment. Like Screencast.com.

On on your own server.

Regards,Joe
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another technique ... you can add a callout to act as the button, and give the callout the "interactive hotspot" property [see Visual Properties]
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for best reliability and performance when using hotspots in a smart player production, do a custom production to MP4, and set keyframes to 1 second; also, the hotspots should be at least 2 seconds in duration