Anyone who knows if this is at all possible?
Thanks in advance,
InDesign has been able to trigger video in an interactive PDF for some time. However, you haven't told us what version of InDesign you're using. How it does it depends on the version.
I use InDesign CS6 and Windows 7
Draw a picture box in your document.
Place your video in that picture box. Yes, you won't see anything happening in that picture box yet.
Change your Workspace from Essentials to Interactive for PDF at the top toolbar.
Look for the media icon on the right hand side.
Select your picture box again and then open the media panel.
In media panel, you can play your video. When it's playing, you can decide which frame is used as a thumnail in your picture box by selecting From Current Frame in Poster drop down menu.
Remember, when you export your PDF, select PDF interfactive, or your video won't be played.
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It's almost always a good idea to select a Controller which lets you control the play of the video. I also usually check Show Controller on Rollover.
You also have the option of playing when you switch to the page where the video is.
And here's a blog posting on the best video formats to use:
Great! Thanks Commonguy and Steve
I will test this first thing in the Swedish morning!
Very good, it worked fine!
But as always - there are some things I dont understand or can get as I like. Perhaps there is a soloution?
When I chose a thumbnail from a file, the photo does not fit the box as I want it to, and also as imported pictures do in a "normal" box. Once it acctually worked, but I dont know how I did it that time...:(
I would be using the teqnique to make a clickable wordlist for signs in sign language, so the thumbs are very important, as they show which sign it is.
Also - is it possible to change the apperance of the video. Now I get a rather dull looking black border, which does not belon to the video.
Thanks in advance!