5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 3, 2012 11:23 AM by Steve Werner

    Pop-Up videos in CS 5.5?

    aekatie7

      Working on a presentation & wanted to know if it's possible to embed a pop-up video using the new CS 5.5 interactive features? For instance, we have a map & we want to click a point on the map & then have a video pop up over the map - doesn't have to be full screen but if that's the only way to do it then so be it... Please let me know if it's possible & how we go about doing it. Thanks so much!

        • 1. Re: Pop-Up videos in CS 5.5?
          Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          You have clarify whether you're creating an interactive PDF or a SWF export. (If you're doing this for the Adobe Digital Publishing platform for the iPad, you need to ask in the DPS forum.)

           

          I would place a button on the map (probably with a label). Set the action for the button to play the video. The video won't be able to be placed over the map in a PDF file. (In a SWF file, you might be able to animate it onto the page.). Give the movie no poster, but give it a controller.

           

          The movie will be embedded in the page, and will play when you click the button in the PDF or SWF file. If you want it to float above the page in a PDF, you can edit it in Acrobat. Choose the Select Object tool in Acrobat X (Tools > Content > Select Object). Select the movie. Right-click and choose Properties. In the Properties dialog box, choose Playback Style > Play Content in Floating Window. Save the PDF file.

          • 2. Re: Pop-Up videos in CS 5.5?
            Petteri_Paananen Level 4

            if target format is SWF, that can be done with object states/multistate object as well. Just create a multistate object with two states; first state has only a button that toggles second state visible, and video is of course in second state - and it has to be set to play on page load. Then it starts to play when state becomes visible. And don´t forget to put "close" button to second state, it simply need to change the state back to first one....

            • 3. Re: Pop-Up videos in CS 5.5?
              aekatie7 Level 1

              We are creating & exporting as a .folio file to play in the Adobe Content Manager on the iPad, so it is NON-flash supportive. We tried the multi-state object which works really well when previewing in InDesign but when we view in the iPad the function does not work - I take it this is a flash-only functionality?

               

              Steve - the PDF workaround sounded like a good alternative until we realized that we are not creating a PDF but a .folio file.

               

              What do you guys think? Is this possible to do given these constraints?

              • 4. Re: Pop-Up videos in CS 5.5?
                BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                Please post in the DPS forum.

                 

                http://forums.adobe.com/community/dps

                 

                Bob

                • 5. Re: Pop-Up videos in CS 5.5?
                  Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  That's why I specifically added: "(If you're doing this for the Adobe Digital Publishing platform for the iPad, you need to ask in the DPS forum.)"