Video receiver should see only the video, not the page and contents

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How can i make the receiver of the video see only the video in full screen and not showing the sign in details and techsmith home link and all?
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PaulChalil

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Joe Morgan

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To the best of my knowledge, theres nothing you can do.

I think it a form of forced advertising for Screencast. Much like You Tube ,Vimeo and other video sharing sites.

Regards,Joe
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Hi Paul,

One option is to send users the embed page link instead of the link to the main view page. Unfortunately that means that you can't use the shortened URL that we provide, but will need to the long-form URL instead.

To get the embed page URL you simply add /embed to the end of the long-form URL. So for one of my videos I would send people this URL: https://www.screencast.com/users/p.stanos6/folders/Do%20not%20delete/media/7e214622-600a-45d8-82d2-f3643a161745/embed

That URL will open the video as big as the user's browser window will allow inside of the same player you are used to on the view page. This should work for any type of content, as long as it is correctly displayed on the view page.

I should note that this is more of a workaround than a feature, but it should get you what you're after. Let me know if this was helpful!

- Paul
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Now theres a reasonable workaround.Not to much work and effective.

However, why not implement it as a feature?
Especially for paid subscribers.
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Hi Joe,

If users would like fine-grained control over how videos are presented we would recommend they pay for Pro and use custom templates. That way they can show only what they'd like on the view page so they don't need to hassle with this workaround.

Almost everything can be hidden in a custom template (header, footer, breadcrumbs, share button, Screencast logo). It also gives options for users to brand the page with their own logo and color scheme.


- Paul
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Ed Covney

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Camtasia Pro? What's that and what's the difference?
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p.stanos, Employee

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Ed,

Screencast Pro. You can read how Screencast Pro differs from the free offering here: https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/227483488-Screencast-Free-vs-Pro-Accounts


- Paul
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This logic will be fine.  Even though the link might be long, it's alright. Thanks
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PaulChalil

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Hi,

The embed thing will not work for locked videos, since we need to provide our master URL to the viewer to view it, and then add /embed  at the end.  It wont work with the distributed URl. 
Is there any alternative way to do so with the video locked? My point is, the viewer, should not see any of those links and web page options.

Thanks
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perhaps get your own web site hosting service; very inexpensive; use a Windows server service

if hosted on your own site, the Camtasia videos, produced with smart player, will open at near full screen and there will be no links, etc.; use the xxx.html link to launch the video