Camtasia (Windows): Menu Maker with Camtasia Studio 8

Problem

MP4 files will not work within MenuMaker.

Solution

With the release of Camtasia Studio 8, the way MP4 files are produced was changed to utilize the TechSmith Smart Player.  As a result, MP4 files produced from Camtasia Studio 8 will not work with Menu Maker.  As a workaround, you can produce your project to WMV to use with Menu Maker.  Additionally, if you are looking to include a Table of Contents in your videos, you can use the steps below.

Creating a Menu with WMV and TOC

Note that the following procedure will only work when using Internet Explorer as your default browser.

When Producing your project, you will need to make sure to select to "Embed video into HTML" and also "Produce multiple files based on my markers." 

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Once the video is rendered, open up Menu Maker.  When selecting the files to add to the menu, choose to add the HTML document in the production folder.  You will need to select to view All Files from the "Files of Type" section.  

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Once your menu is ready, create the menu.  Once the menu is created, you will notice that when clicking on one of the items, the video will not load.  We still need to bring over some other media files from the production folder.  See the video below for this process.

 

 

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