Play YouTube/Web Video in PDF

Community Beginner ,
Apr 21, 2020

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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.

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Acrobat SDK and JavaScript, Create PDFs, Edit and convert PDFs, How to, Rich media and 3D

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JR Boulay Adobe Community Professional , Apr 21, 2020
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.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Apr 21, 2020

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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.

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Jan 04, 2021

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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.

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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.

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Thank you

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When I opened a PDF with embedded MP4 video in FireFox and Chrome, the video would not play at all.

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Report the issue to the developers of the PDF plugins in both those browsers.

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