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  1. hissy noise in the background

    I'm recording and there is an hissy noise in the background. it would have been cool if there was a feature to remove that background ambient noise. It ruins my entire recording and it is irritating to my audience. Thanks

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      • Add support for Box (box.net)

        I'd love to see Box as a location to save files. At Box, many of us use SOM daily, and end up having to save local copies. We'd be happy to get you in touch with our platform team to scope and build this! The APIs are located at http://developers.box.com/docs/#tokens-token-object

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        • Removing the yellow ring around teh cursor.

          Hey. How about you remove the yellow ring and the ring that comes up when you click? Or at least put an option to do so. Would help me greatly! Thanks!

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          • How to hold text on a moving background

            The next YouTube video shows how to hold text when the background is moving.
            I use this very when creating flight movies:
            https://youtu.be/J0kchN55IIY

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            • Link to all my videos

              I see how to post links to individual my individual channels, but how do I share a link to all my videos? Is that a pro feature?

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              • embedding via https

                Hi,
                when I embed a video in a page that is transfered via https, users (at least for IE) get an error message.
                Would great, if I could embed them as https also.

                Youtube has this option. But I don't want to upload the videos there because the quality is much lower.

                Regards, Thomas

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                • Give an option to remove the blue highlight for mouseclicks

                  There seems to be no way to do this in version 2.0 which makes the app fairly useless to me since I use a tabet pen to annotate. Who wants to looks at blinking blue circles everytime a letter is formed? The yellow cursor highlight seems fine because I want to point at things in my screencasts, but the blue hightlight is ridiculously distracting.

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                  • Keyboard commands

                    I think that screencast-o-matic should have commands on the keyboard that can be used any time. For example:
                    alt+P=pause recording
                    alt+S=stop recording
                    alt+C=cancel recording
                    and so-forth

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                    • Recorder 2.0 gif support

                      Recorder 2.0 doesn't offer the option to save as gif

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                        v2.0 can create GIF video. If you have a Pro account then you can click on the option to “Save As Video File” then click the “Type” option to select GIF

                      • More audio control for secondary MP3 track

                        I think it's nice that you can add background music to your narrated video. However, one feature that I've noticed other software has that SOM does not, is the ability to change the secondary (music) audio levels throughout the video. If I'm narrating something, I may want the music to fade in the beginning and fade out at the end while I'm still talking. And not even so much a "fade" feature, but actually being able to manipulate the levels at different points in the timeline. Just a thought.

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                        • Anchors for navigating through longer videos.

                          I created a 45 minute instructional video and wanted users to be able to jump to the section of interest to them so inserted a screenshot with timelines, but would love to be able to click and go to that point in the video. I'm a new users, so maybe this is already an option, but I didn't see it.

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                          • Faster recording resume after pausing

                            I'm not sure what to make of the 3, 2, 1 countdown when pressing record after having paused recording. If that delay is due to hardware or sofware limitations then fine but if it's just programmed in please remove the countdown and just resume recording ASAP. Thanks.

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                            • Delete any edit, not just latest

                              It would be nice if we could delete any edit we've made, not just the latest one we performed. Thanks

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                              • One-Step Upload for Customers Directly into our Account for End-User Support Issues

                                I find SOM a wonderful tool and we recommend it to our customers to record their PC based problems they are experiencing with our products and software and then upload the video. This has a few issues - one is that customers have to send us the file, which can often be too large to send over email (nor do we like getting them send to our CRM system mail address.) The second issue is that if they don't email them, they have to post them and we don't want our customers content posted publicly to the internet, nor do…

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                                • CC

                                  If at all possible, giving the closed caption option would be nice. Sometimes it helps to read it and sometimes it is just nice if the volume isn't working on the computer.

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                                  • Let free users take away the halo in v 2.0

                                    In previous versions, free users could take away the halo around the cursor, but recently in 2.0 that feature has been removed

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                                    • Stop camera on sam video recording v 2

                                      I can pause and stop the camera recording in version 1 please bring this back to version 2

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                                      • provide a feature to temporarily switch off microphone while recording without a need to pause

                                        Some microphones have no physical switch (ie. built in mics in laptops), it would be good to have an option to temporarily switch off microphone recording (ie. to receive a phone call or talk to your neighbour) and then switch it on again. At the moment the only way to do that is temporarily pause the recording, switch mic off and then continue the recording.

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                                        • Add account setting to disable 'Searchable' for all account videos

                                          I do not wish for any of my videos to be searchable so it would be nice to have a universal setting to disable this once instead of disabling per uploaded video.

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