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GIF's or VIdeos in PDF

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Mar 19, 2020

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Hi I have been trying to add a video that plays when a PDF page is open to an in-design document,

however thie video doesn't work when the PDF is exported and opened in Chrome. Any ideas as to what the issue might be?

 

Also is it possible to embed GIF's into in-design documents or do they have to be converted to .mov?

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As Bob aludes, everyone is going to use different browsers, and different PDF readers across multiple platforms, PC, Mac, Tablets, Mobile Devices etc.

And these 3rd Party PDF readers won't conform to all modules for PDF - which means advanced features like video playing won't work in some instances, unless opened in Acrobat Reader/Professional.

 

Best you can do is put a link to download Reader and how to set it as default reader for anyone downloading/opening your PDF the best advice is to use Acrobat Reader or Professional.

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GIF's or VIdeos in PDF

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Hi I have been trying to add a video that plays when a PDF page is open to an in-design document,

however thie video doesn't work when the PDF is exported and opened in Chrome. Any ideas as to what the issue might be?

 

Also is it possible to embed GIF's into in-design documents or do they have to be converted to .mov?

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Correct answer by Eugene Tyson | Adobe Community Professional

As Bob aludes, everyone is going to use different browsers, and different PDF readers across multiple platforms, PC, Mac, Tablets, Mobile Devices etc.

And these 3rd Party PDF readers won't conform to all modules for PDF - which means advanced features like video playing won't work in some instances, unless opened in Acrobat Reader/Professional.

 

Best you can do is put a link to download Reader and how to set it as default reader for anyone downloading/opening your PDF the best advice is to use Acrobat Reader or Professional.

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Read this. I wrote it four years ago and the situation is even worse today. In short, don't bother wasting your time with this.

https://www.boblevine.us/its-okay-to-say-no-to-interactive-pdf/

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Thanks for this just had a read of your post, had spent the morning trying to figure out why it wasn't playing & watching youtube vids!! I will look at some alternatives (maybe just a link), thank you 🙂 

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As Bob aludes, everyone is going to use different browsers, and different PDF readers across multiple platforms, PC, Mac, Tablets, Mobile Devices etc.

And these 3rd Party PDF readers won't conform to all modules for PDF - which means advanced features like video playing won't work in some instances, unless opened in Acrobat Reader/Professional.

 

Best you can do is put a link to download Reader and how to set it as default reader for anyone downloading/opening your PDF the best advice is to use Acrobat Reader or Professional.

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Thank you! 

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I may just upload the video online and include a link possibly easiest option!

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If I didn't see this very last post, I was going to say the same thing. I like to keep things KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). Having a link from your PDF document to your video online will not really make your readers any angry. They will understand. 

 

Best Regards,

Agostinho Domingos

Founder, CEO, Director

https://www.ladilsa.com 

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