Where is Smart Player?

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I keep seeing references to a smart player but cannot find any page with a link to download or install a smart player. Is there such a place? If so, where can I find it?
Mike
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Mike Palmer

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Shane Lovellette, Employee

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Thanks for your question Connor. There is not a Smart Player to download. The TechSmith Smart Player is created from Camtasia Studio or Camtasia for Mac when you produce a video project. Camtasia will generate the TechSmith Smart Player files, along with the video file. You can then host the files on your own Web server. Screencast.com also uses the TechSmith Smart Player to play back its video content that is created from Camtasia Studio 8 or Camtasia for Mac 2. Viewers don't have to download or install anything. The Smart Player works with the viewers browser to provide the video playback and interactive experience. The only exception is for iPhone.

There is a TechSmith Smart Player iPhone app that viewers can download from the iOS app store. If a viewer tries to watch a video that uses the Smart Player, the viewer will be directed to download the app, which is free. Once they have the app, they can play back video content created from Camtasia on the iPhone. The benefit is that any interactivity such as quizzing, table of contents, hotspots and closed captioning will work on the iPhone. These features will not work without the iPhone Smart Player app.

I hope this helps!
Shane Lovellette
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gerry lowry

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@Shane ... where can one locate the steps to use the package of TechSmith Smart Player files with one's own website ... also, are we talking Linux web servers, Windows web servers, or both????
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Mike Palmer

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HI, Gerry. The smart player is part of the HTML code you can embed on your website. Just copy the code, open the HTML box on your HTML editor on your website's content management system (CMS), paste this code into the box, and click save. The video should then play on your site. This is one of the amazing features of Camtasia. Don't try to use the YouTube or Vimeo plugin on your CMS if it has one.
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Can these videos be used for baked-in help/tutorial files for web apps, for use on Andriod, iOS and Windows Mobile as well as PC browsers?
I am currently working on a Help/Tutorial videos which the repeat/skip forward functions are idea for explaining usage as well as app concepts. The app is built using HTML5 with Twitter Bootstrap.
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sjohnson

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Where do I get the Smart Player HTML code for my PC website?
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi,
You might find this blog post helpful:
http://blogs.techsmith.com/tips-how-tos/host-the-smart-player-on-your-own-website/

Let us know if you need more information.
Kelly
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Twin Gables Strata Corporation

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Is there a method for playing content offline. A downloaded video that can play without internet access with the table of contents, links, etc.?