I have created power point slides with embedded video. I used Acrobat to make a pdf version of the power point slides. All of the Action Buttons and Video displays perfectly in Windows.
I am interested in have this pdf file be display on an iPad (now or sometime in the future). Does anyone know if that is in the works for Adobe Reader for iOS (iPad) ?? If so, possible time frame ???
I too have an interest in getting Adobe Reader for Android to play video embedded within a PDF document? Adobe Reader on my PC plays them perfect. I have about 1000 pages of medical teaching material and about 100 associated video clips. I desire to place that all into PDFs with all the videos embedded into the PDFs. I would loan each of my students an Android tablet loaded with the teaching material. The material needs continual updating and the tablets could be updated every few months. My students would carry these 7 inch tablets permanently in a coat pocket ready for instant fact review as needed. There is no other simpler short cut between my permanent studying and rewriting of teaching material and my students' access to it. When is Adobe going to add this highly desirable embedded video playing ability to Adobe Reader for Android?
On ios, we do support playing videos that are embedded as part of a portfolio or as an attachment on a regular document. The key is that the video must be in a format that the device can play. See video formats listed here under Video technologies:
I tested such a sample PDF recently. Unfortunately, our forums don't have a means of posting these files. If you'dl ike to see a sample, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request the embedded video sample from me (Pat W.)
You indicated that Adobe Reader (iOS) was able to handle embedded video. I have a few clarification questions to ask you:
1) It was indicated embedded video. So if my action button on slide #1 hyperlink to an external video file (mp4), it would not work because they are linked - Right ? I am using power point 2007, and I will need to use power point 2010 because this version allows embedded video within the power point presentation.
2) It I created a interactive PDF file from my power point, slide 1 action button will play slide 3 (first embedded video) and there is an action button returning it to slide 1. The same for slide 2 with will play video on slide 4 (embedded). This will work. I believe your example was not in PPT, but the concept is the same.
I'd like to clarify "embedded". It's not "inline" in the document. Right now, we support an attachment or bundling in a portfolio. Further, I'm not sure that powerpoint will encode or export the video in the correct format for ios to understand.
So if I bundle my video files with the pdf file in one folder and the linking are within that folder, so its self contained and move this folder anywhere will not break the links. Is this what you lmean by bundling in portfolio ???
About the powerpoint encoding or export video. I am using mp4 video which will play on iPad, but you are saying something else here. How can I determine if power point encode or export the video correctly ???
What is your latest version of Adobe Reader (iOS) you were using ???
I don't know what PowerPoint does with an embedded video. It may (or may not) encode it. The only way to know is to try. Note that not all mp4's will play on the ios devices. If you have the mp4, you should be able to email it to yourself and see if the iPad will play it.
Unfortunately, we don't support links in portfolios. The portfolio will show up on the Reader with a list of the embedded files. If you want to include content and the mp4 in the PDF, I'd recommend a flat PDF document with an attached mp4 file (attachment added using the attachments tab in Acrobat - the little paperclip on the left).
My meaning was that the video is packaged with the PDF (Embedded) . This means one copies only a single PDF file to the PC. It works fine on PC. The video works. It doesn't work on android systems and MAC systems as I can determine. I don't want to go the streaming route as that complicates things and requires an internet connection and more problems.