Camtasia Player comes bundled with the Camtasia product and is installed as the default AVI viewer for Recorder and Producer. You can easily include the player using Camtasia Producer’s Pack and Show feature. For more information, see also: Pack and Show Your Movie.
There are several benefits to using Camtasia Player:
Always plays back movies at 100 percent of their original size for best readability. This is important because scaling a movie view window distorts the image and makes it difficult to distinguish details.
Camtasia Player is small and self-contained. It works on any 32-bit Windows platform, even Windows 95. There are no extraneous DLLs or DirectX components required.
Camtasia Player supports many command line options that allow complete control over the player when it is run from CD-ROMs, multimedia authoring tools, help files, and scripting languages or batch files. For more information, see the text file CamPlay.txt in the Camtasia installation folder.
Note: If you want to use your default Windows movie player instead, in Options > Preferences > Program, remove the checkmark for Play AVIfiles with Camtasia Player.
Camtasia Player is easy to use:
Camtasia Player opens automatically whenever you play a movie in Recorder or Producer.
You can open other AVI files using menu option File > Open.
Camtasia Player is freely re-distributable for playing Camtasia-created content (see the text file CamPlayLicense.txt in the Camtasia installation folder for details about the software license agreement).
Movie viewing is controlled both with the Play menu options and the VCR-like player controls on the toolbar. Using these controls, you can:
Plays the movie in the Player. (If you are playing a movie, the Pause Icon is in view; if a movie is not currently playing, the Play Icon is in view.)
Pauses the movie in the Player. (If you are playing a movie, the Pause Icon is in view; if a movie is not currently playing, the Play Icon is in view.) Restart the movie by selecting Play.
Stops the movie and re-cues to the beginning.
Goes to the first frame of the movie in pause mode.
Rewinds the movie a few frames at a time. Press the
key continuously to fast rewind.
Moves the movie forward a few frames at a time. Press the
key continuously to fast forward.
Goes to the last frame of the movie in pause mode.
Presents the movies in full-screen view. Since Player always shows the movie at 100% size, a border surrounds the play window.
Move the Slider Control to any position in the movie from beginning to end.