1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 15, 2017 2:46 AM by Eric Dumas

    Indesign CC poor quality mp4 videos when exporting as interactive pdf

    reecewithac Level 1

      OS:  Sierra 10.12.5


      Indesign CC 2017 up-to-date

      Photoshop CC  2017 up-to-date


      The goal is to create an interactive pdf that will simulate a web page design that has 3 looping gifs. (but I used mp4 files, not gifs)

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      1. I created gifs in photoshop and exported them as mp4 files with the default settings. They are pretty small files.

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      2. I placed the videos in my indd file- just like Adobe says- and set my media settings. I did not stretch them in any way.


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      3. I exported the file as an interactive pdf.  I opened with the version of Acrobat Pro below. The videos don't play and they look super low res. See screen shot. Suggestions please. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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      (THE LONG STORY: I tried exporting as an SWF and that didn't work at all. I finally tried to publish online as a work around and only one video would play at a time. Sooo- I composed all 3 in After Effects into 1 video and placed it into the indd file and exported it as an interactive pdf. It works but there are 2 black lines on the ends of the video box and it's kind of annoying. I'd really learn how the exporting interactive video works.)