Embed multimedia to PDF for viewing offline

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Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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How can I embed multimedia (video and audio files) into a PDF that could be viewable offline? I am trying to make a PDF document for people to download before they hike a trail. In the document there will be the usual text and images, but also, I want it to provide video and audio. How can I do this so it may be completely viewable offline? Or is is this not possible?

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Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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You can add multimedia objects.

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Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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To embedd mutlimedia in a PDf using Acrobat you need to refer to : 

 

Adobe Acrobat DC SDK, Developing Acrobat® Applications Using JavaScript™

See the "Working with Digital Media in PDF Documents" --->>> "Integrating media into documents" starting on page 125 through 130.

 

On Page 126 these are the basic steps: 

 

➤To embed a movie or sound file in a document
1.Open a document and change to the page on which you wish to place a screen annotation.
2.Display the Tools pane.
3.Select either the Video tool or the Sound tool from the Interactive Objects panel on Tools pane, as appropriate.
4.Marquee-select the desired movie screen area for your sound.
5.In the Add Movie or Add Sound dialog box, click the Browse button and browse for your media file.
6.From the toolbar, select the Hand tool, and click the screen annotation. The media file will play. This is the default behavior of a new screen annotation.
Select the Object tool on the Editing toolbar and double click on your screen annotation to bring up the Multimedia Properties dialog box. The dialog box has three tabs, Settings, Appearance and Actions. See Acrobat help for detailed descriptions of these tabs.
The Actions tab of the Multimedia Properties dialog box is the same as that for any Acrobat form field. Of particular interest are the Play Media (Acrobat 6 or Later Compatible) and the Run a JavaScript actions.

 

For the JavaScript actions you'll need to read the guide.

 

You can get all the SDK cocumentation that you need from here: 

 

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Nov 26, 2020 Nov 26, 2020

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Totally possible @Kekai_Means_Ocean ,

You can go with @ls_rbls excellent suggestions or the resource below.

https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/rich-media.html

The key thing is to have the media file on your computer and not to link to a URL.

Good luck

mj

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Nov 26, 2020 Nov 26, 2020

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"The Actions tab of the Multimedia Properties dialog box is the same as that for any Acrobat form field. Of particular interest are the Play Media (Acrobat 6 or Later Compatible) and the Run a JavaScript actions."

 

This is outdated, "Acrobat 6 compatible" relies on the Flash Player…

This tuto is up to date: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/rich-media.html

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Thank you for clarifying  JR!

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