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Chris Vogel25
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Videos in interactive pdfs

Apr 10, 2012 10:26 AM

I'm having some problems with a video in an interactive pdf.

 

Immediately after placing the mp4 video, I fit the frame to content, as per the instructions in Real World InDesign CS5. But when I play it back,  I see a thin black rule on top and bottom of the video. I've put in several other videos to see if I have the same problem, and they all show the black lines.

 

Even  if I change  the size of the frame in InDesign to cover where black lines were in the pdf, the lines still show up when I play it back. I also see the black lines if use a current frame as the poster. However, the lines don't show up if I play the video within the InDesign preview.

 

Is there any way to get rid of these lines?

 

also, the controller does not disappear when I move my mouse away from the video, even though I was sure it was doing this a couple of days ago when I was trying an earlier version of the pdf.

 

I'm using InDesign 7.0.4, Mac OSX 10.6.8

 

Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks

 

Chris

 
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    Apr 10, 2012 11:16 AM   in reply to Chris Vogel25

    Are you talking about the video preview in the Media panel? Or in the PDF? If in the PDF, how did you create it and what are you viewing it in?

     
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    Apr 10, 2012 12:28 PM   in reply to Chris Vogel25

    Hi Chris,

     

    More questions than answers:

     

    Have yout tried a different video format? What version Acrobat Pro? Can you post that file somewhere for us to look at?

     

    BTW, the preview panel in InDesign is for SWF export. While some other formats are partially supported it's not a good indicator for anything but SWF.

     

    Bob

     
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    Apr 10, 2012 1:23 PM   in reply to Chris Vogel25

    MP4 with .h264 encoding is what is needed for the iPad. For interactive PDFs you might be better off with FLV files.

     

     

     

    Bob

     
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    Apr 10, 2012 1:50 PM   in reply to Chris Vogel25

    Like Bob says, we need a sample to look at.

     
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    Apr 10, 2012 2:57 PM   in reply to Chris Vogel25

    MP4 with .h264 encoding is what is needed for the iPad. For interactive PDFs you might be better off with FLV files.

     

     

     

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    Apr 10, 2012 3:10 PM   in reply to Chris Vogel25

    It's easy if you use a free service like www.dropbox.com. You get free space to store stuff. You can send a link to things which are in your space.

     
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    Apr 10, 2012 3:24 PM   in reply to Chris Vogel25

    If the file is small enough you can email it to me.

     

     

     

    I think you know the address.

     

     

     

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    Apr 10, 2012 4:00 PM   in reply to Chris Vogel25

    Okay…I see what you mean.

     

     

     

    Can you post the FLV file?

     

     

     

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    Apr 10, 2012 4:27 PM   in reply to Chris Vogel25

    Weird….I notice at different zoom percentages sometimes I see lines on top, sometimes on the side. Seems to be less of an issue if you scale the video very slightly in ID before exporting.

     

     

     

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    Oct 10, 2013 3:43 AM   in reply to Chris Vogel25

    So how did this all end? Because I have the same problems.

    Furthermore, when the movie (flv) begins, it turns black the first second.

    Which is weird as the background is supposed to be totally white.

     

     

    Niels

     
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