The File Extensions Database

.TREC File Extension

  • Developer by: TechSmith
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .TREC file?

.TREC is TechSmith Recording File

A TREC file contains a screen recording captured by TechSmith Camtasia, a screen recording and video editing program. It stores audio and video from a user's screen recording session and includes metadata, such as cursor effects and transitions. TREC files are typically used for storing content for tutorials and demonstrations.

The TREC format is compatible with both Windows and Mac versions of Camtasia, which makes it more convenient for sharing recordings across platforms. TREC files are saved as part of .CAMPROJ (Windows version) and .CMPROJ (Mac version) screen recording projects.

NOTE: The TREC extension was released with version 8.4.0 of Camtasia Studio (Windows version) and version 2.8.0 of Camtasia for Mac. It replaced the .CAMREC and .CMREC extensions for camera recordings.

Programs that open TechSmith Recording File
TechSmith Camtasia
TechSmith Camtasia

How to solve problems with TREC files

  • Associate the TREC file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any TREC file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.TREC files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the TREC file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .TREC is TechSmith Recording File. Because only the current version supports the latest TREC file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the TechSmith manufacturer website after an available .TREC is TechSmith Recording File update.
  • To make sure that your TREC file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.