When I open my interactive PDF to test it I see a warning at the top that says "This PDF content requires Flash Player, which will no longer be suported after December 2020."
The video on the page has the "click to activate" message but nothing happens when I click. The video will not play.
Video in interactive.pdf format does not work. Does it have to be a .pdf? Can it be publish online as delivery method?
Yes it does, you have to change the Media preference however in Acrobat 😉
Can it be changed one time to work in both Mac and windows with no issue?
I don't have Reader installed but I would imagine this would be there as well.
As mentioned, there are issues with including a video in a PDF, one way around it is to have a hyperlink in your Interactive PDF to an external site like a Youtube, or similar, video. Alternatively use a different format, based on HTML5, such as FXL ePub, Publish Online or in5.
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You can still embed and view mp4 video in PDF, however no longer in Flash but through the system, on a Mac with Quicktime for example.
You have to change the preference for this in Acrobat under Media to enable this to work!
This is from my blog showing this, it is in Dutch however:
But, how do you make sure your readers of your pdf do the same on their computers? Do you give them instructions? In short, choose a safer way like a link like others here suggested 😉
So in order for it to work each person has to make this change themselves?
I agree, now, can this change be made in both reader and full version of acrobat?
Interactive PDFs have many limitations. If appropriate for your case, don't forget about Publish Online. It supports all of InDesign's interactive features, including video, buttons, MSOs, etc. Here are some great examples: http://bit.ly/PubOnCollection
Thanks for these!
Diane Burns has an excellent step-by-step online video tutorial on creating Publish Online documents on Linkedin Learning (you can get 30-days free access): https://www.linkedin.com/learning/indesign-publish-online-2?trk=learning-serp_learning_search-card&u...