Putting youTube video into InDesign layout is not hard at all, you just need few lines of code in Flash Professional for creating a container that streams your video from youTube. Then you export your container as SWF and place it into InDesign and set video preferences in Media Panel... that´s it.
A little bit disturbing thing is that Acrobat/Reader will give you (and to your PDF´s end-user as well) bunch of security warnings when PDF is opened first time. If you can live with that, I can give you a sourcecode for that flash container.
Check this sample PDF:
You have to watch it with Acrobat product, and relatively new, Acrobat/Reader 9 or 10 I think.
Just click the video poster at the first page and you will see what I meant....
Thanks for the reply! Yes, I'd love to have the code, please and thanks.
I opened your file in acrobat but nothing was clickable, so I didn't see the video.
One snag is that, for this particular application, although some would be receiving this pdf as a file attachment (in which case, acrobat would open), much of my target audience would also be viewing this pdf in their browser, when they click on it from a web page, in which case the video wouldn't work, correct?
As an aside, I'm also inserting some audio clips, which I can do, no problem, but when I click on then, the player opens up, obscuring the text around it, and it can't close it. I'm wondering if there is a more gentille way of displaying an audio link.
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There suppose to be a video poster at the first page, by clicking it, video shoud start to play...
Here´s the flash source for youTube player, change the video ID at line 20 to match your own youTube video.
Thanks for the help. I have downloaded the document to use, but it seems empty. For instance, where can I find line 20? In Flash Professional all I see in a bank scene. Tx!
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Thanks Larry, works like a charm. I just have to insert the widget in Acrobat, not ID.
You're welcome. Glad I remebered it.
Sorry for bringing this up here but it's the only location that seems logical. Given that iPads aren't Flash friendly, I feel like there should be a way to stream a video within a PDF without it. Adobe should seriously look into way to create these interactive PDFs easier since right now they are extremely cumbersome to develop. Most, if not all, of the work should be doable in InDesign directly and then exporting the interactive PDF will just work... for most devices and software. Having to manually update things in Acrobat seems archaic at this point with all the improvements they've made to InDesign since it's inception.
Does anyone know a way to link a streaming video without the use of Flash in InDesign or in Acrobat?
You do realize that the PDF specifications are not owned by Adobe, right? They can’t just do what they want.
Regardless of the red tape, enhancing InDesign/Acrobat to allow for the new technology (streaming servers, mobile technology, etc.) should be at the top of their list I would think. Adobe is a smart group, so if anyone can figure out a work around it's them. iPads have been out for almost 5 years now and while they have added some new features they seem to be lagging behind on some of the new media implementation. The ePub process is extremely complex and difficult for our client's to "pay for" and is also somewhat limited to the "marketplaces" for each tablet. Something more HTML based might be helpful to avoid that problem. I was hoping enhancement features for video would be added to CC 2014 but that doesn't appear to be the case . Perhaps retrofitting Muse is a way to go? I think Adobe knows at this point that Flash is probably never going to be allowed on tablets (much to my dismay) so it would be a nice addition to the CC community to incorporate work arounds for that in future releases of InDesign/Acrobat or some other CC app.
Of course those things would be nice, but if they don't fit in the PDF specifications there's not much Adobe can do about it except propose those changes.