What Do I Do With HTML and Other Files After Producing My Video?

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What can I do with the HTML File and all the other files put into a folder when I "produce and share" a video form Camtasia? I end up usually just taking the mp4 file and uploading it to Dropbox or something. But it looks like I ought to be able to give someone a link or some other easier way to share. What is usually done with all the other files in the folder created after Producing and Sharing?"
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You can upload the produced file to DropBox and share the index.html link as long as you provide permissions to do so. You can also publish to your own medial server and share the same link or upload to screencast.com to share videos.
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The additional files are only needed if you want to use the player supplied by Camtasia, or if you have added any of the interactive elements, such as a Quiz, or a clickable hotspot that opens another web page or suchlike.
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Thanks. So will those only work on my own computer? Or is there a way that I can use any/all of that to share the video? I suspect not and that I need to upload the mp4 as I have been doing. But I'm happy to be wrong.
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If you were to have a Quiz or an interactive hotspot that you wanted your viewer to interact with, you cannot simply upload the MP4 to perhaps YouTube or Vimeo. Those sites only host video files and they know nothing about the interactive stuff.

But if perhaps you have your own web site, you could copy all the files and folders to the server where your web content is copied. And if you do that, then provide the HTML link to your viewer, they should be able to see the video pause and allow them to interact or take the quiz.

The lone exception to this rule is when you upload your video to TechSmith's ScreenCast.com. This is because of the way ScreenCast.com hosts the videos. Because it's a TechSmith product, it "understands" how to deal with the hotspots and Quiz.

If you perhaps instead have a company network and just copy those files to an area on a LAN (or on an intranet server) things should work as well.

Hopefully that makes some sense... Rick :)
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Yes that does make sense. Thanks Rick!