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Movies in Beamer Presentations

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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.\\
\begin{center}
\movie[autostart,loop]{\includegraphics[height=0.9\figheight]{MyceliumSim}}{Mycelium.mov}
\end{center}
\end{frame}

Any ideas?

Ta.

Comments

• I've cracked this if anyone's interested, using the movie15 package:
\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{movie15}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}{Cell Segmentation}
\includemovie[autoplay,repeat]{\textheight}{0.8\textheight}{Segmentation.mov}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


• 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?

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