I try to click on an embedded audio file and an error message comes up saying: Adobe's built-in window's player cannot play this format as the required decoder is not installed on the system. Do I need to install something else? Nothing I do makes the audio play.
What type of file is the audio file?
I'm not sure. I downloaded it from a website that goes along with a textbook I'm using for a class. Is there a way I can see what type of audio file it is?
As you get the error message when playing the embedded audio file in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, it seems that you have not installed the Adobe flash player for the application.
Try to install the Adobe Flash player from this link Adobe Flash Player needed for Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Then try to play the embedded audio file in PDF.
Check if that works.
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It still did not work.
Sorry for the delay in response.
Could you please let us know the website from where you have downloaded the file or can you share the document with us?
You can take help of the steps mentioned here How to share a file using Adobe Document Cloud to share the document.
Without knowing the type of audio file, it is not possible to say anything.
You may try once contacting the support team (if there is any) for that website and check with them how the audio file was created.
Not sure if this a good place to ask a related question, but just in case it's kosher, I'm giving it a shot.
Using Acrobat Reader DC (v.20.012.20043.3217) in Windows 10. I have a French teaching PDF that has embedded audio pronunciation files that, when I click on them using either the hand or pointer tool, do not get a play mode icon pointer (as it should per this page). Instead, it becomes a crosshairs that allows me to reposition. It does this regardless of what mode I'm in (read mode or... non-read mode... annotate mode?). Acrobat Reader does not say the file can't be played; it doesn't say anything at all. When I right-click on the image and choose "Play file" at the bottom, absolutely nothing happens.
FWIW, I cannot ascertain the format of the audio file. When I bring up the Sound Attachment Properties of the audio file, the file type is not indicated in any way in the Appearance, General, or Review History tabs. All it indicates is under the General tab, where a Modified Date of 9/5/2014 is indicated.
Of curiosity, I can get the audio to play on my Mac, but my homeschooled children aren't using my Mac.
I've experimented with toggling "Enable Protected Mode at startup" in "Security (Enhanced)" preference, as well as trying alternate media players in "Multimedia (legacy)" preference.