How to Play Camtasia Studio Captured Video on Mac/Windows?

Diana Joan

Feb 16, 2017 01:20 pm / Posted by Diana Joan

With Camtasia, you can capture everything you need such as screen action (full screen or custom region), microphone narration, system audio (program tablets, game sounds, etc), webcam video/audio, etc for creating a great video. After the recording, you can export your Camtasia Studio video as a digital file format to store on your local computer hard drive for playing on your Windows or Mac with video players, transfer to portable players for viewing on the move or stream to your large screen TV. How about the media compatibility of Camtasia Video on Windows and Mac.

Camtasia Studio recorded video

Export Camtasia Studio video to computer local

An extra step you need to do before playing the Camtasia video on your computer is exporting the Camtasia video as a digital video format. As both the version 8.4.0 of Camtasia Studio (windows version) and version 2.8.0 of Camtasia for Mac record Camtasia video with TREC format, while the previous version of Camtasia Studio records Camtasia video with .CAMREC format (for Windows) and .CMREC format (for Mac), there are no other specific software on your computer for dealing with such file formats. Fortunately, you can export Camtasia Video the TREC, CAMREC or CMREC format to the popular MP4 file format directly with Camtasia Studio by following the steps below:
Step 1: Import TREC into Camtasia first.
Step 2: You will see the TREC, CAMREC or CMREC files are in the Clip Bin and the Timeline in "Project Edit" Window.
Step 3: Click "File" > "Save Project" to save the project file.
Step 4: Click the "Produce and Share" button above the Clip Bin area to launch the production wizard.
Step 5: Expand the menu to see a list of production options. There you can select MP4 format for output.

Play Camtasia Studio MP4 files on Mac/Windows

To play Camtasia Studio MP4 files on Windows/Mac, the most simple way to load and view the files directly into some MP4 players such as VLC (for Windows/Mac), KMPlayer (for Windows/Mac), RealPlayer (for Windows), BS Player (for Windows), installed on your computer. If you run into trouble to play Camtasia Studio MP4 files with default media player - Windows Media Player for Windows or QuickTime for Mac or wish to make full entertainment of the MP4 files on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone/tablet, Windows phone/tablet, game consoles, TVs, etc, here, a powerful media conversion Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac/Windows (best video converter review) is highly recommended to you. With the program, you can easily convert Camtasia Studio MP4 files to any of the desired file formats or above listed hot devices and programs preset profile formats with direct playback and viewing.

Adjust output profile parameters

To get the best output video/audio quality, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, resolution, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc to make them fit the devices or programs that you plan to play Camtasia Studio files.

Step by Step to Convert Camtasia Studio MP4 Files for Playing on Windows and Mac

Step 1: Load Camtasia Studio for Mac MP4 video files into the program.

You can directly drag and drop the MP4 video files with audio into the program or click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from Folder" to load Camtasia MP4 video files into the program.

Load Camtasia Studio MP4 video

Step 2: Choose output file formats.

Click "Format", from its drop-down option, choose one of your desired file formats as the final output file format. Here, if you wish to play Camtasia MP4 video files on Mac with QuickTime player, just choose to output QuickTime player supported "MOV-QuickTime(*.mov)" file under "Common Video" main category.

Specify output file format

Step 3: Adjust output profile parameter.

Click "Settings" to open the "Profile Settings" window, here you can adjust the output video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels to get the best output video and audio quality.

Adjust output profile settings

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all settings is completed, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start converting Camtasia Studio recorded MP4 files conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to play Camtasia Studio video on Windows and Mac with media players, or transfer to portable players to view on the move or stream to large TV viewing.


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