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  1. Overlay background music

    After editing a video, I would like to overlay a background music track.

    I don't want to record the music coming from my computer while I narrate, because when I edit the video, the backing music gets chopped and loses its fluency.

    I simply want to add a background track to the existing recording.

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      • Either show the full script section or allow script export

        I've seen the existing ideas that ask for exporting the scripts, and I agree with them, but an alternative that would work for me is to show the full script section on screen (instead of having it trailing off) - if I could resize that box, or if it could scroll, then I could see enough to know what's coming. As it is, even though I just recorded the audio, I'm still guess as to what's coming, and my video doesn't look natural. Being able to export the script (so I can print it), or being able to actually see…

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        • convert script file to captions file

          After recording with a script file it could be good to be able to convert it to a captions file.
          This way it wouldn't have to be re-entered when we want to have additional captions

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          • Change default recording path

            If this is not already a feature...

            Hi. I have a small SSD which runs the OS; Windows 7 and all my programmes. I also have other hard drives which contain all my other files such as media and games. By default, screencastomatic records to my C: drive (SSD) which quickly fills up whilst recording. Once I have finished recording I know how to publish the video file to another drive, however can I change the default recording path to avoid my SSD getting filed up? (I have a pro account)

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            • 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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