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
If I look at the video through the InDesign Preview panel, I do not see the lines. Sorry if I was unclear about that.
I create the PDF by exporting an interactive PDF through InDesign and I view it in Acrobat Pro, which is where I see the lines (as well as if I make the video poster one of the video's frames).
I forgot to mention in my first message that I do not see these black lines if I look at the videos through QuickTime Player.
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.
I've tried a mov file, which was even worse. It had even thicker black bars top and bottom, as well as reducing the horizontal scale by 889%. I looked up video on this forum, and I saw your recommendation to use mp4 files. Certainly can try other formats, but I'm a real novice at video.
I'm using Acrobat Pro 9.4.3. I'd be happy to post the pdf file, but I don't know how to do that. I've made a pdf that only has the one page with the video, so it's just slightly over 2MB.
Interesting about the preview panel, I certainly won't use that to test videos any more.
Thanks, Bob and Steve
Please bare with me about lack of knowledge on video. I converted the mp4 file to FLV using the Adobe Media Encoder 188.8.131.52, which I imported into InDesign. At first, I was excited when I changed the poster to a frame in the InDesign media panel, and it didn't show the black lines. However, when I exported to interactive pdf, the black lines were still there.
I'm sorry, but I don't know how to send a sample. I see buttons for adding images or video, but nothing for files???
Thanks, Steve and Bob
Steve's suggestion is so obvious, but I don't (can't) have a dropbox account at work. However, I can post this url from the Gallery's large file transfer system.
This is just one page of the pdf, which has the flv video.
I've tried several different enlargements; at 102, 105, 108 I get a much thinner rule at the top only, which is encouraging. But when I go to 112, I get very thin rules at top and bottom. And when I try 116 and 120 I get very thick rules on the sides (but the top and bottom look fine).
Don't know what else to do??
what about my other problem with the controller always staying there, even when I move my mouse away? Isn't the controller supposed to go away then?
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.