Hide Playback Controls in Camtasia

Problem

I would like to disable the playback controller.

I would like to remove the ability to skip ahead in a produced video.

Solution

This option is dependent on hosting the video and Smart Player files yourself.

After you have created your Smart Player production follow these steps:

Option 1: Disable Fast Forward

Camtasia 2020 and later

  1. Select Export > Local File (Choose "Legacy Local File" in Camtasia 2022 or later) > MP4 with Smart Player.
  2. On the Smart Player Options screen, de-select one or both of the following options:
    1. Allow viewers to fast forward video
    2. Enable skip back / skip forward controls
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Camtasia 2019 and earlier

  1. Open the folder containing the produced files
  2. Locate [production-name]_player.html and open it in a text editor such as Sublime Text or Notepad++
  3. Locate the text that uses TSC.playerConfiguration
  4. On a new line add the following text:
    TSC.playerConfiguration.allowFastForward = false;
  5. Save file
  6. Upload all the files on your own website.

Option 2: Disable Controls

  1. Open the folder containing the produced files
  2. Locate [production-name]_player.html and open it in a text editor such as Sublime Text or Notepad++
  3. Locate the text that uses TSC.playerConfiguration
  4. On a new line add the following text:
    TSC.playerConfiguration.setDisableControls(true);
  5. Save file
  6. Upload all the files on your own website.