When trying to view an Interactive PDF with video embedded I get the following message 'This PDF cannot be viewed in Acrobat or Reader, and the application will now exit'. This only happens when I try to view a page in the PDF that has video embedded, I can view any other page in the PDF with no issues. This happens if I have created the PDF (from InDesign) or I try to open a PDF created by another person. Anyone having the same issue and any idea why this may be happening? I am on a MacBook Pro, macOS Mojave 10.14.4 Beta using the latest versions of Indesign and Acrobat DC.
As shared, that this problem only appears when you try to view the pdf generated from InDesign. Have you tried any other pdf that has a video embedded in it but created using Acrobat or any other pdf creator? Does it work or play the video for you?
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The issue seems to be fixed now. I implemented the above suggestions. I checked I was using the latest version of Acrobat DC (version 19.0) and then changed the suggested preferences. The issue did not fix instantly upon changing the settings, but after quitting Acrobat and restarting my machine the issue appears to be resolved.
I am having the same problem and I have tried exactly what you said and Fill32 did, and nothing changed for me, keeps un crashing each time I try to open a pdf with video content, its really frustrating. I use windows and Adobe Acrobat pro 2020, acrobat is totally updated, I don´t really know how to proceed. Please help us fixing this bug. Its urgent.
I am having exactly the same problems after the recent Adobe updates … none of my interactive PDFs created with Indesign are working anymore, they crash Acrobat DC with the same error. Very frustrating.
I have tried all of the above suggestions to no avail.
Please help — we are running all our lectures here at uni using Indesign and interactive PDFs. Immensely frustreating. Products from the same company!
Don't know if this will help but here are the settings I have set based on the suggested fix above.
Thanks a lot Fill, I tried all that, but still the same issues … many thanks though. I really hope someone from Adobe will pick this up.
I am also having the same issue... I made a presentation in InDesign... exported as a pdf (Adobe PDF (Print)) - I tried Interactive also, but no difference. When I get the file open in Acrobat I import the video and place it... I am able to do that.. for the most part... And I am able to play some of the videos, but it will randomly crash/ or exit / with that same error. I cannot get through all of the videos.. and sometimes I can play 3 and it will crash on the last one - or it crashes on the first one... or in the middle. very frustrating. I made the changes suggested, but they do not seem to matter. Please help!
I have the same problem... new Mac, last OS X and the last Adobe Creative Suite.
I need help on how fix this problem.
Acrobat crash exactly in the same way described here from the others.
I am a professor and I need the pdf can contain Video.
please, how can we fix this problem?!?
There was a new update for Acrobat published a few days ago.
Have you been able to update to the most current version and see if the problem is somehow fixed?
Yes, I have updated every software. I have the last version and I have still the problem.
I also tried to, remove acrobat and then reainstall acrobat, but still… I have this big problem…
How can we fix it??
Please, it is really an important problem…
I am going to need specifics about your system to be able to help.
When you say the latest OSX are we referring to Catalina? macOS 10.15.1?
When you mention Acrobat are talking abour Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or Adobe Acrobat Pro DC?
You also mentioned about Creative Suite which is not available for purchase anymore, this is done now through a paid subscription with Creative Cloud. See here:
Also read carefully the folowing information about what you have:
In any case, if you do have a paid subscription for Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, I would defintely recommend to isolate the problem by focusing only on installing Adobe Acrobat Pro offline.
I would disbale, just for troubleshooting purposes, any creative suite software, and uninstall the Creative Cloud Desktop App if you have it installed, and download the full offline installer for Adobe Acrobat Pro from here:
Once you've install it open it and log in with your AdobeID from within Acrobat Pro to activate it again. You ahould be able to work with it with no further problem.
After this is done, then you should try and reinstall your Creative Cloud Desktop App frome here: https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/creative-cloud-desktop-app-download.html
or see here https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/creative-cloud-apps-download.html#Downloadlinks to download your apps individually and have more control over each product deployment:
Some info first, I have the adobe full account, the paid one, on a Mac with Catalina 10.15.1 (19B88). Everything all updated.
I tried the method you said. Disintalling Acrobat ad installing full acreobat pro DC from the link you gave me, but I still have the same problem.
I did alla you say me, but I was not able to disintall every app, beacause I have a long term preferences that I want to save. So, If you say me how to disintall everyapp, but leaving my preferences for the next intallation… i could check to redoing the installation.
At the moment, just disintalling acrobat, and installing it from the link you gave me. It doesn't work.
How can we fix the problem??
Is very important…
Finally I have the time to do what you have suggested me.
So I did all in the link, then I have uninstalled all the app (indesign, acrobat, etc) and then reinstalled.
IT DOESN'T WORK. THE PDF CRASH ON THE VIDEO PAGE. EVERYTIME.
What can I do???
IT'S A BIG PROBLEM…
Let's do this again starting here:
Uninstall again but let's use the following tools instead to remove old traces of previously installed software in your machine:
Then proceed to download and install again using these links (if one doesn't work, try again using the other; be advised that you have to uninstall again before trying another installation to remove old traces once more):
NOTE: You may also want to update graphic card's drivers by downloading from the device manufacturer's support website and also reverify if you've missed any configuration steps in other areas as described in the following guide: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/playing-video-audio-multimedia-formats.html
I have completed all the suggested changes in Acrobat preferences and i still cannot view Embedded Videos in pages in a PDF, it crashes on those pages, had support person from adobe remote on for over an hour, then gave up. issue still not resolved. Using the latest version of Mac OSX Mojave and Latest Acrobat Pro DC.
Can somebody please fix this issue.
exactly the same issues here still, I've posted messages to Adobe, nobody cares. A lot of our lectures are in interactive PDF from Indesign. I will start to lobby our university to cancel their Adobe Creative Cloud business plan. This silence from Adobe is absolutely ridiculous. If anybody has ideas how to get some sort of qualified response or at least an acknowledgement from them that would be great.
Stefan from Imperial College London
I am somewhat familiarized with Adobe Reader DC and Adobe Acrobat PR DC and I would like to jump in and share some of my less qualified ideas in lieu of the lack of responses as expressed above in this thread. I do understand the technical frustrations that some of may bump with when trying to achieve important things with a computer.
I have to acknowledge though, that I've never used InDesign, that I am a MS Windows user, and that my responses are a little long (not necessarily to the point); I will, however, always strive be as empathetic as I can be to get to the root of a technical issue. That is as qualified as I can get and give something back to the community.
So I've been reading some of the concerns expressed here and I came up with a few observations.
As a MS Windows10 user, for example, it is very common to backup your work, uninstall software, use cleanup tools, reinstall the offending software, apply all the necessary updates to include patches or recommended hot-fixes from the vendor(s).
--Assuming that all of the uninstall / reinstallation of software was performed as the first troubleshooting attempt, then apply all necessary updates and fixes as the secondary troubleshooting attempt, then install/enable or update the correct flashplayer plugin for your operating system (and browser) as the third troubleshooting attempt, then, check for what other Adobe applications are being shared between the Adobe Acrobat and InDesign products.
Log in to the Adobe Creative Cloud Service with your user account and see if there are any other apps that are shared between the two products; disable /enable as needed and check if that would do any difference.
When, and if, all of those steps were fullfilled, it becomes a lot easier to narrow down if the file conversion problem is actually related to export configuration issues from the InDesign app, or , importing to PDF configuration settings need to be modified in Adobe Acrobat (or on both).
The rich-media addon tool by itself is very straight forward so I wouldn't spend too much time fighting with it, except for the fact that the correct adobe flash-player plugin needs to be installed in your systems.
Also, the default video player that handles the actual playback of the embeeded file in the PDF document, the media format assigned to the video file when it was created with InDesign, and:
--- Is the converted to PDF file optimized? reduced in file size? compressed in any way during the export?
---if the selected video player in Adobe Acrobat is able to retain height and width ratios of the interactive content or original video.
---video format; what type of video file is it?
----is it a file to be played invoking a URL from Adobe Acrobat?
Please refer to this link: Adding multimedia to PDFs
And instead of using "Print" check this option : "The Adobe PDF (Interactive) format is for saving aPDF with interactivity added in InDesign, like links, buttons, video, and more" see link below
2 years later and this bug still isn't fixed? Akanchha steps don't work, but even if they had I can't change the preferences on every students computer we share a PDF with! What has Adobe done to make sure video plays within the PDF? I'm not using Indesign, I'm inserting video directly with Adobe Acrobat. Then I save, view the report, it crashes when I try to play the video