The future of posting video in Indesign

Community Beginner ,
Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021

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Now that adobe has ditched flash, the 'insert video' feature in Indesign is pretty useless (unless you just want your video to play in Adobe Acrobat with no control funcitons - it won't even stop playing which is really annoying for the end user!)

 

Is there a good work around? Did Adobe ever offer up an alternative way to do this as well as before when flash was working?

 

All help much appreciated. 

 

Thanks

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021

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Useless? Nonsense.

Works perfectly well in Publish Online, Fixed Layout EPUB (with the proper reader app) or in5 output.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021

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if you want to do a .pdf the answer is no. If, like bob said, you publish other formats, your fine. Please explain further so we can help?

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Hi sorry I should've given more information. Yes it was to a .pdf that I was having problems with. I'm really missing all the controls and functions you were able to use originally

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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All of that was nothing but a kludge, anyway. You can still use it, kind of, but you have to change your preferences in Acrobat to play multimedia without Flash.

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021

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As Bob mentions, take a look at Publish Online. Handles video in InDesign really well, along with other interactive features. Here are some great examples: http://bit.ly/PubOnCollection

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 11, 2021 Feb 11, 2021

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Thanks that's helpful. When publishing, it's held on Adobe's servers. But it still leaves a big gaping hole if your document needs to be private for a company and sensitive? Or am I missing something

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 11, 2021 Feb 11, 2021

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You are right, Publish Online documents are hosted on Adobe servers. As an alternative, try In5, which lets you host files on your own server: https://ajarproductions.com/pages/products/in5/

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Thanks Diane, that's certiainly an interesting alternative. I'm still between a rock and a hardplace though as that's another paid subscription. I guess for a free PDF to pass onto clients, there is no straightforward solution I guess

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How sensitive is the info? FWIW, when it's not super-sensitive, I've had clients put the URL for the Publish Online document behind a firewall. The URL is undiscoverable, so no one will happen on to it by accident. It is true, though, that if someone emails the link to another person--to anyone, really--they could access the document. Putting the link behind a firewall is sufficient in some cases, but certainly not all.

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