The default SWF video player widget inserted into a PDF does not support looping playback, and there's no way to change that from inside InDesign - you need to change the widget.
We have a free replacement version that natively supports looping, and can be used in Acrobat 9+ and InDesign CS5+. To install it, extract the VideoPlayer.swf file to the following location(s), keeping the existing ones as a backup:
- For Acrobat, put it in Program Files(x86)/Adobe/Acrobat x/Acrobat/Multimedia Skins/Players
- For InDesign, put it in Program Files(x86)/Adobe/Adobe InDesign CSx/Presets/multimedia
where 'x' is your installed version number.
Place your video as before and export to PDF, and the widget will be used instead of the default non-looping version. It has a bunch of other advanced features you can control inside Acrobat using scripts, once the PDF has been exported.
Thank you for your help.
One question always seems to lead to another. So... if I install this widget, will the video then automatically loop back to the beginning and stop or will I have to script in order to get the behavior?
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Is it possible to use this so the video "rewinds" at the end but doesn't play until the next user clicks on to the page (in essence, so it loads and plays each time the page is loaded?)
I've just answered my own question.... Yes you can..
Great little widget, thanks alot