No, I'm not interested in DPS. Besides, this video concerns InDesign CS6 and is a part of InDesign CS6: Interactive Documents course. It's easy to deduct from the transcript.
This link may be better: How to add a video URL to an InDesign presentation | lynda.com tutorial - YouTube However, this is only an illustration of what is not working properly, not the problem itself.
My problem concerns InDesign, so I believe this forum is a proper place to ask.
Actually that video you’re linking to is from CS5 and only allows linking to a flash video.
What exactly is your intended output? How are you planning on showing this to people?
That video is more than four years old and much has changed since then.
As far as I know, placing video from URL in CS5 and CS6 should be made in exactly the same way. The interface has not changed, so let's take a look at 0:40 of the video. The lecturer says "I select this frame and hit this little button". Then the dialog box "Place Video from URL" appears. But when I click that button in my InDesign, nothing happens. No dialog box.
So, to sum up:
1. I have a frame and I want to place a FLV video from URL into it.
2. I open my Media panel.
3. I click "Place Video from URL" icon.
4. Nothing happens, no dialog box to past URL into appears. And it should, as far as I know.
Question: Is it a known bug? Maybe someone else knows how to fix it?
Did you draw a frame first? Is it selected?
If both of those are yes, then try trashing your preferences.
Both of those were yes, so I trashed my preferences - with no result.
Does it work properly on your ID?
I get the dialog , yes.
What type of frame did you draw? Did you perhaps accidentally draw a text frame?
No, graphic frame. With text frames the icon is inactive and unclickable. Right now I am updating my InDesign (I haven't done that for a while) and maybe after the update it will magically start working.
@Tomasz – Bob is right, something must be wrong with your InDesign CS6.
Just tested in my version of CS5 and CS5.5. All is working as expected…
For this configuration I'm on OSX 10.6.8 with InDesign CS5 v.7.0.4 or InDesign CS5.5 v7.5.3.
The icon in the media panel is not grayed out and I can invoke the dialog:
And you are absolutely sure, that you did not select a text frame instead of a graphic frame?
(Sorry for that question, but it will not work if you select a text fame.)
Laubender - absolutely sure. Graphic frame selected, icon clicked, no result. And, what is even more interesting, the same thing happens (or rather doesn't happen) with my second installation on laptop, with totally different installation at my workplace and with my friend's installation... I know it sounds unbelievable, I'm quite puzzled (and a bit annoyed) myself.
Right now I'm using CS6 8.0.2 version and Windows 7.
Bob, Laubender - thanks for your interest. If I figure out, what is the problem, I'll share the solution here.