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Movies in Beamer Presentations

  • 31-01-2011 6:06pm
    Registered Users Posts: 13,104 ✭✭✭✭

    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?



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

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

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

    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.

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

    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?