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On this frame, there are 3 swf animations starting once the slide opens. I would like to prevent them from automatically looping. I tried a few options without any success, such as endat=frame:10 or repeat=0.

This behaviour seems to be specific to swf files. I was using mp4 before, which didn't restart automatically. Unfortunately, having three animations on that page caused Adobe Reader to be extremely unstable, which is why I converted the file to swf.

Here is the code:

\frametitle{Example 2}
Double cantilever beam
     \small{discrete pre-crack}\\
     \small{cubic function} 
     \small{discrete precrack} \\
     \small{quadratic function} 
     \small{modelled pre-crack} \\
     \small{cubic function} 
} %%%
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I have no experience on the topic, but could it be related to the fact that only the first is an swf while the other two are mp4? –  Federico Mar 22 '13 at 15:34
You are right about that, I made a mistake. If all three are swf, they all restart automatically. I guess a more accurate question would be: "how to prevent a swf file to automatically restart with \includemovie. –  Julot Mar 22 '13 at 15:50
I edited the question to reflect your comment. –  Julot Mar 22 '13 at 16:23
With package media9 replacing movie15, there is no need for conversion of MP4 to SWF. –  AlexG Apr 25 '13 at 10:35
@AlexG Please consider posting an answer here to get the question off the unanswered list :-) –  Joseph Wright Aug 3 at 10:47

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