How to add spoiler tags, edit posts, add images etc. How to - a user's guide to the new version of Boards
Mods please check the Moderators Group for an important update on Mod tools. If you do not have access to the group, please PM Niamh. Thanks!

Movies in Beamer Presentations

  • #1
    Registered Users Posts: 13,104 ✭✭✭✭ djpbarry

    Boys and girls....

    I'm putting together a presentation with beamer, but I can't get movies to autoplay. Anybody had a similar problem? Here's an example of one of my frame's:
    \begin{frame}{Self-Similar Microbes}
    	Duplication of growth unit produces mycelium.\\
    Any ideas?



  • I've cracked this if anyone's interested, using the movie15 package:
    \begin{frame}{Cell Segmentation}

  • Incidentally, during the course of finding this solution, I unwittingly googled "latex movie" while in work.

    Probably advisable for others not to do the same.

  • I know this is an old thread, but I'm going to give it a bump because I've been looking for a solution to a particular problem and I can't find it anywhere on the interweb, so I thought I'd turn to you guys.

    I produce a lot of presentations with beamer and these often include movies. Up to now, I have been using the movie15 package, as mentioned above, to include media in PDFs produced by LaTeX.

    However, over the last few months, I've been getting a warning from LaTeX that the movie15 package is now obsolete and I should be using media9 instead. But, movie15 has been working fine for me, whereas I cannot get media9 to work at all. Whenever I try and embed a movie/player with media9, I just get a page with a blank white or grey box where my movie should be.

    So, before I go producing minimum working examples and what not, anybody else been using LaTeX to embed movies in PDFs?