I am using CS6 and am having a problem getting the Media panel to accept the url for my YouTube video. Here are the steps I follow:
Create and select an empty frame
Open the Media panel
Click the "place a video from a URL" icon
Copy and paste the url from YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdboxHSzEzs&feature=youtu.be)
After I paste the link into the url field and click OK, I receive the following error message: "The url must reference a file that is compliant with Flash Player"
What am I doing wrong?
You'd have to ask that in the Acrobat forums. I've never heard of this capability in Acrobat.
I'd think more like Eugene. Find a way of downloading the YouTube video as a file, and convert it into a movie format that InDesign supports (MP4 or FLV).
You might try a Google search on how to do it (downloading the YouTube video as a file).
It´s possible to stream youTube videos to PDF (or SWF) files by creating a flash based "wrapper" that does the actual streaming. You can place that wrapper SWF into your InDesign layout. Your end-user may receive some security alerts tough..
Here´s quick example https://dl.dropbox.com/u/17227987/PDF_with_youtube.pdf.
Make sure you use Adobe Reader or Acrobat for that. Mac Preview or some other 3rd party PDF readers are not supporting flash/videos....
Video on the first page is actual youTube video, not a downloaded and placed clip.
If you have Flash Professional it´s not very hard to make that kind of wrapper, just few lines of code. Basically only thing you have to change is your youTube video ID and width and height of your player.
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