Wordpress Plugin Well Overdue

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I think the development team should really incorporate a Wordpress plugin for Screencast.com videos. This is the only reason that I am not buying the pro version plan for Screencast.com. This is really a disappointment. This can only help the marketing of the product. So why is this not developed yet?
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Rick

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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Hey Rick,

Give this a try:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/s...

-Glenn
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Hi Glenn,

I am glad for your response. I am very fluent with Wordpress and have used this plugin in the past. Yes it is an option but there are far better plugins out there for video. However, Screencast.com is the only video hosting service that does not support the same features as Youtube, Vimeo, Amazon, video services.

There are several if not hundreds of video plugins that are in use today that support very many of these services. The only one that never works with the hundreds of plugins out there is Screencast.com videos. When placing the url from within the screencast.com members area for any given video it will not work.

Keep in mind that I am not speaking of the video embed code I am talking about the link url. Many plugins out there require to be able to call the video from a given url to the video. Screencast.com does not allow this or for whatever reason the service does not have the same call to action as Youtube Vimeo or others that do allow this.

The plugin you mention here is very old school technology.

There are also several marketing plugins out there with lead capture capabilities to create landing, capture pages but again Screencast.com videos do not work with these very robust plugins.

I think the Screencast.com video service is lacking in this area and for Marketing purposes this does not seem like a very good choice.

Why doesn't Screencast.com allow this same type of call to action as others? I think it is time for a change so that members of Screencast.com can enjoy real benefits from your service as from other video services out there.

Please inform me of any updates with this issue. Hopefully it's in the works.

Thank you for the time.

Rick

P.S. Here is 2 such plugins and what they do. Keep in mind that there are many out there like this. This is just a couple examples.

http://codecanyon.net/item/video-gall...

Here is another: http://www.thetrafficplayer.com/live/
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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Hi Rick,

Thanks for the detailed response.

I'm really not very familiar with WP myself, and I'm not surprised to hear that our plugin is outdated -- it was something that a few WordPress fans that work here put together in their spare time.

One of the bigger challenges we face is that we do not re-encode your video like Youtube or other services do. Whatever format you send us is what we try to play. This is a bit of a blessing and a curse. Of course, if we're not meeting customer needs than we're falling short, so that's not an excuse.

The Screencast product manager pays attention to these posts and other people can vote feature requests up, so thanks again for posting.

-Glenn
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Let me keep this post alive and current with my own desire to see a robust wordpress plugin that would allow WP users to use camtasia and its video player in a self-hosted way (i.e. not just screencast hosted videos). I am kind of shocked to learn its not available.
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I would agree with Rick on this one and I have +1 this myself. I hope to see a change to the new version that will work better with Self Hosted WordPress Websites and make it easier. Also possibly have a produce to WordPress Option would be nice or Facebook in the Camtasia for the PC New Version. Just my 2 cents worth. Thanks.
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Likewise, +1 from me. Even SWF-embedding plugins fall down because they (apparently) can't scale Screencast SWFs. I'll be watching eagerly for updates to this thread...
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I too would like to see this. So +1 from me. However, with the lack of feedback here from Techsmith, I do not think this is something they see as important to the business.
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Have you heard anything else on this subject Glenn or anyone else from TechSmith ? Thanks and let us know.
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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Hi Fred,

It is not something we're actively working on. I will update this thread if we get around to it.

-Glenn
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Fred Grover, Champion

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Thanks Glenn and yes please keep us all informed. I would love to see this option as many others I am sure would like it too. Thanks again for the quick response and have a great Father's Day weekend.
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Let me state this plainly.  Rick, Jeff, Fred, Pam and David are but a few of the many who would like this feature NOW!  Add me to the list.  A WordPress plugin has me buying a pro screencast subscription.  How you could be so dismissive of the importance of getting this done Glenn is beyond me.
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Any news on an updated, working version of the plug-in?
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Olivia Test

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You can use the plugin that I developed to insert Camtasia content into Wordpress:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/insert-or-embed-camtasia-content-into-wp/

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