Where is the ZIP file with the new Camtasia library assets located? I don't want to have to download each one individually.

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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Hi gis621,

We do not currently offer all of the assets in a single zip. In the near future we plan on greatly expanding the number of assets available, to the point where a single file would be too big to practically download and manage.

I'm curious about why you would like everything in a single zip? Do you use only a single category of the assets (e.g. lower-thirds, music, etc.) or a mixture? Do you only import all of your assets a single time? Do you ever add assets from other sources/sites?

Any information you can provide will help inform our decisions going forward.

Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback,
Glenn
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gjs621

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Glenn,
The explainer video mentioned the ZIP file. 
So can we download from inside Camtasia?

I am still learning my way around Camtasia. I have yet to import any assets.
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You can right-click in a empty spot in the library then "Download More Assets...
or click the plus sign and do the same.





You can also get them here
Camtasia 9 Assets downloads
https://library.techsmith.com/

You can get the older version assets here
https://web.archive.org/web/20161219185301/https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-library-media.html?utm...

Lot of them also work in Camtasia 9

:)
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Dubie,
When I click to download the assets are they downloaded directly into Camtasia?
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I also could not find the assets after pressing the download button. Nothing seemed to happen.
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The assets should download like anything else in your web browser and end up in your download folder (or elsewhere if you manually override). If you're on Windows, you can browse to them and double-click and they should load into Camtasia. If you're on macOS, you will have to unzip them first.

If you're using Google Chrome, we've learned that if you try to start too many downloads too fast, Google Chrome will pop up a dialog that's easy to miss. It asks if you want to allow "automatic downloads" from our site. If you dismiss it, you will no longer be able to download anything and Chrome doesn't show you any sort of error messages.

I made a short video on how to make sure Chrome isn't blocking our assets:
https://www.screencast.com/t/6I8qas9950ty

If that doesn't help, please reach out to our Technical Support at https://support.techsmith.com/

-Glenn
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Glenn,

I followed your instructions. The video assets do load directly to Camtasia. The Icons and Music assets are not  loading directly. When I double click on them in the Downloads area all I get is a pop up asking what program I want to use to open the file. 
Any idea on how I get them  into Camtasia?
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I'm sorry, those types of files aren't specific to Camtasia so they can't automatically load. I should have realized that when I responded earlier.

Unfortunately, this isn't a great experience right now, and it's one that's likely to improve in the future. I'm going to explain the steps and then put a video at the end.
  1. Download the assets to your computer
  2. These assets are probably zipped, you have to browse to that folder and then unzip them: right-click and pick "extract all"
  3. Open the Camtasia editor and go to "Media"
  4. Click the little + in the lower-left and choose Import Media
  5. Browse to the location where the media was downloaded. You'll probably have to choose the correct kind of file from the drop-down.
  6. Select the files you want and click "Open". You can pick more than one item at a time if you shift-click.
Now, here's the video version of that:
https://www.screencast.com/t/UKjxCNm5

I hope this helps, and sorry for all the confusion,
Glenn
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I'm curious about the explainer video that was mentioned. Where was it seen?
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gjs621

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Rick  the link was in the email I received announcing the new assets. Here is the link:
https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-install-assets.html?utm_source=cust&utm_medium=email...
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Thanks. Appreciate the link!
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I see the problem. The video tutorial is for a holiday asset bundle which we had previously released that had many assets in a single file.

For assets at library.techsmith.com each asset is served up as it's own libzip for Windows users. You can download the asset, double-click it and it should open in Camtasia.

-Glenn
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Hi folks,

I also contacted TechSmith about the option of a multi-download.

Paul

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Mar 21, 2:06 PM EDT

Dear Sir/Madam of TechSmith

Regarding the recently emailed 'New Video Assets' link, once on the TechSmith web-page, do you have to download each music/video file INDIVIDUALLY, or can you download everything in one single instance (ie. such as a single compressed zip), please?

Many thanks,

Paul Seaman

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that's the problem.

We get an email saying
 "TechSmith recently added even more new free video assets for you to use in your Camtasia videos:
•    Music tracks, icons, motion backgrounds, and more
•    Easily add professional polish to your next video
•    Completely royalty-free "

Okay, great! Im excited!

Click on the email, and it dumps you in the online asset library.
What's new? What's old?
So, I need to click thru my entire library and do a 1-for-1 comparison of every file on the site?

I realize I'm kinda staring a gift horse in the mouth here, and dont take me as ungrateful - but there's gotta be a better way to see what these "new assets" are. Gimme a list at least, and I'll know what to add