What do you think of the new Screencast.com beta features and interface?

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  • sethdgilmore
    Last night when I was playing uploaded videos, a thumbnail scroll area popped up on the left half of the screen, making the viewing window smaller (until I moved my pointer back and forth a few times). I went to take a pic of it this morning and it's gone. Was that just a fluke? I really hope so because it ruins the viewing experience.
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  • msujaws
    Are there plans to make the "beta" view the default view?
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  • jkstech
    Grabbing the share video information takes a couple extra steps, having to check a video then click share isn't as fast as the original way where we can just place our mouse over a video and get share and edit icons below the video. That and the option to see all of my folders in a grid are probably the two main reasons I do not use the beta view, the "all videos" layout isn't very useful to me, I have way to many videos, and having all of the folders on the left side makes for a long list, which is why I usually use grid view in the original view.
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  • Nicole Campbell
    I think it would really make things easier if the list of folders is seen also when viewing a video. Navigation would be a breeze
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  • Arman Daneshjoo
    First impression?

    it gives me short links.

    but I accidentally closed the getting started video and couldn't find it anymore. so I didn't get started. can anyone give me a link? thanks
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  • Mike Curtis
    Here is the link to all the beta tutorials: http://www.screencast.com/help/tutori...

    Mike Curtis
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  • Arman Daneshjoo
    Thanks. I got started anyway, I bet there's a missing video in the page you sent me.

    when I first logged into screencast, a window appeared and suggested me a PDF and video. the name of video was "getting started". I red the PDF but missed the video. I cleaned up history and logged in again. but it didn't appear.

    by the way. I like the beta.
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  • Mike Curtis
    Ah, thanks. I bet it was this video. It appears the first time you sign in: http://www.screencast.com/t/OWUxZGMxN
    Mike Curtis
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  • BarryF
    I have searched around and can't find an answer. I'm in my Screencast.com library and I want to download a bunch of my files (videos and pictures) and then delete them from my Screencast.com library.

    I can click to select the file and the only options seem to be Share, Delete, or Move To.

    There has to be a way, right? Am I missing something very obvious?
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  • BarryF
    Thanks so much, Mike. That's perfect. I saw that and was thinking I could do them all at once since you have the check box there to select them. Might be something to think about in the future - and I see why you do it. Makes it too easy for guys like me that are using the free 2GBs :) I'm a Jing Pro and had to stop the buck there - I know, I'm a cheapskate. Thanks. Barry
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  • Mike Curtis
    Hi Barry, You can download content, but only individually. This video should help: http://screencast.com/t/33ejDXtjA
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  • hapagirl420
    I just purchased a license a couple of weeks ago so I'm still getting the hang of the software. I watched all of the help tutorials on the Techsmith site.

    Just a couple of comments:

    * I don't understand why i have to quit the program every time I want to close a project and open a new one. You could just add "Close project" option to the File menu.

    * When I open a .camrec file, the extra step of having to right-click on it and selecting Add to Timeline at Playhead seems rather dumb, and it's not an intuitive step. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to do this -- I thought the Import Media step would do it.

    That's all I have for now. Overall I'm happy with the software but the two points above have really stood out to me.
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  • Curtis Nichols
    I'm wondering how long the Beta view will stay in beta? It's been there so long that it's really just an alternate view. I haven't seen any changes made to the beta view, so is it still being worked on?
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  • Ddpedersen
    I do a lot of UI design work. Mostly for industries that have users who are not computer savvy. So I seem to be getting good at simple UI. Here are the things I noticed with the beta UI. Please read this with an open mind, I am not trying to insult anyone, just give my point of view to help the process!

    All of these pertain to the "All Items" view, I don't really have any other issues in other areas of UI:
    - Expanding an item (to view details). I like this, but the most important thing that I need to do are not there! - Sharing. I kinda know why you did this, because you want people to be able to select multiple items, which is fine, but to share I have to first check the box, then click share. This is a small detail, but not nearly as intuitive as having the sharing button right next to the video. I honestly think you guys can come up with something better, that makes it easy to share quickly and share a playlist.

    - When I check an item, I can now no longer click the icon to go to the video, maybe there is a specific reason for this, but it makes no sense and is confusing. If I want to go to a video, I have to uncheck it first.

    - When looking at the details (of an expanded item), it seems like some stuff really does not need to be there... Like release date. I am willing to bet that will be set once and forgotten about, why make it front and center? - replace with share button ;)

    Gmail is a good example of a similar type of UI. The buttons for actions are at the top. This is fine, but In Gmail I can either delete a single email (when I have the email open), or I can delete a bunch of selected email (when I am looking at inbox). This allows me to delete an email with a single click if I want
    (While viewing an email), or select multiple and delete with 2 clicks (in inbox). If gmail were similar to your current approach, you would have to check a box next to the email then click delete rather than just clicking delete with the email open.

    This is of course a side effect of the idea of "expanding" an item (which Gmail does not do). Sorry, that this is not the best analogy, but hopefully sheds a little light on what I mean.

    Sorry again if this sounds a little rude, these are just things I would try to resolve if I was designing the UI. I like what you guys are doing!
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  • Curtis Nichols
    Longest beta ever.
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  • Claus
    I can't find a way to delete a folder from the new Library view?
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  • Mike Curtis
    Hi, I think this screenshot will help Claus: http://screencast.com/t/Wc7jx1vu6

    Sincerely,
    Mike Curtis
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  • Claus
    Thanks Mike! Sorry to say but that isn't very intuitive UX :)
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  • Raechel Soicher
    When I view items in "Tile" view, the titles of the videos are cut off if they are more than two lines long. In addition, after checking the box to select an item and then completing an action (like "Sharing"), I would prefer the video then be un-checked. I don't like all the checking and unchecking I have to do.
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  • Steve Wood
    Is this beta ever coming to an end? Is anyone working on this? There are some specific, easy to fix, problems with the beta but I cannot tell if someone will pay attention to comments.
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  • maxw3st
    First impression is Very Nice! I have only just started using Jing/Screencast, and it helps to have the left panel there to let me see what's in what folder, and what folders I have.

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  • ryan.hatch
    PLEASE LET ME EDIT MY VIDEOS!!

    I want to be able to edit my videos from the new library view - so I can share the download link with viewers.

    Thank you!

    Ryan

    PS. Otherwise looks awesome! Filtering / searching really helps me!
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  • Alina
    Can we have playlists display in a 'Detail' view please???
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  • maxw3st
    One thing to think about. It's not at all intuitive UX to have a drop down menu for "share", etc. that shows after you put a check in the box of a particular video or image. Might be better to have that submenu show when you hover the "upload" button. I don't generally expect to find a share link as a submenu to upload.
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  • ML85
    This is a fantastic improvement. I've hated using screencast.com and avoided going to the site for years because of the UX.

    This is what I was looking for. It looks good.
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  • David Prindle
    I love the new interface. It is nice when a company improves the interface and actually do it. Too many times improvements don't seem to be improvements but either complicate access or are just plain useless. Good job TechSmith.
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  • Curtis Nichols
    I still like the new, over 2-year-old look .
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  • ESears
    Wow huge improvement in the Library. Love the 'search' function and the ability to see ALL videos at once, not just the ones in a particular folder. Great!
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  • David Carralon
    Hi, I am new to screencast, so not too sure my feedbak is useful but I have just visited the beta section for the library and looks a lot easier to navigate and to visually comprehend... I seem to see that on the beta library it is possible to share the entire user section?  as opposed to sharing individual videos on the current one? 
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  • BamSec1
    I like it, it is much better than the previous look.
    Thanks much for this.
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