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Export as PDF with Video?

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Mar 08, 2017 Mar 08, 2017

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I have an InDesign document that I am currently trying to publish online, and some really great people are helping me out with the errors that I am facing. On the off chance that I am unable to get it online, I would like to have a PDF as a backup. Right now, exporting to PDF is working GREAT, except the MP4 files that I put into the document using the "Place" option are not showing up in the PDF. Is there a certain export setting I'm missing or maybe a setting in Adobe Acrobat DC that I need to switch on? Thanks!

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Community Expert , Mar 08, 2017 Mar 08, 2017

You have to export as Adobe PDF (Interactive)

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UPDATE: I can see the thumbnails of the videos in Acrobat, I just can't play them it seems! 😕

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You have to export as Adobe PDF (Interactive)

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Wasn't as detailed as I had hoped, but I got the idea from it, so thank you! Basically, when you click export, BEFORE the settings window pops up, when you're naming your file, you change your file type in the windows explorer window.

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Nov 21, 2017 Nov 21, 2017

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I tried to export as an interactive pdf and it uploads to the last page and then says "failed to export the pdf file". There is no explanation, what could it be? I only have 15 pages of mp4's and links. (nothing too fancy) - is there something I am doing wrong?

Thank you!

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Nov 21, 2017 Nov 21, 2017

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You may have to try exporting part of the file as PDF, then another part as a PDF. There could be one page where is the problem, and you have to sequentially eliminate to figure out problem page. Maybe replace the video there.

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Jun 19, 2024 Jun 19, 2024

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I have a similar problem. I did a binary search on the Indesign file and I found a video that if removed would allow the export to PDF to occur without failure. However, the results were inconclusive because when I exported the file again, it failed. So, I removed another large video. Then, it would always export.

So, I broke the original Indesign file into two parts that contained all the videos. They both exported to PDF. It seems that Indesign has somekind of limits on total video size or Indesign as an internal memory management bug.

I do not know yet, if I can work with this general solution. of file breakup?

 

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