Is there a workaround to play a web/youtube video inside a pdf? it should'nt be embedded (size) and do not open in browser.
No. You can play a video on a media server but not a full service media site like YouTube. However this only works in Adobe products, and not at all on mobile. I recommend anandoning all idea of multimedia PDF, its day has passed, killed by the success of PDF.
You are absolutely correct. Multimedia PDFs are history. In Acrobat 9 Pro Extended I used to make incredible multimedia PDFs with both embedded videos and inserted YouTube links. TODAY I tried both ways. YouTube links are not accepted via the Rich Media - Video tool. I embedded a MP4 video and only got audio but no video. How tragic that great features are history.
No. To read media, it must be embedded in the PDF or it must be read in a web browser. There are no other solutions.
When I opened a PDF with embedded MP4 video in FireFox and Chrome, the video would not play at all.
Report the issue to the developers of the PDF plugins in both those browsers.