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I am trying to use the multimedia package in Beamer to play a local, non-embeded, video. The file compiles without errors; however, when I click on the place-holder image, it simply moves to the next slide. The MWE can be seen below, and the files can (tex, image, and video) can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/29upcupxzlnoc8v/beamervideo.tex https://www.dropbox.com/s/h2b0jce86xhm4yg/sintel.avi https://www.dropbox.com/s/5fl0q2b78yeg5s1/sintel.jpg https://www.dropbox.com/s/0phqobyb8nwrusn/sintel.mp4

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{multimedia}
\title{Video in Beamer presentation}
\begin{document}
\frame{\maketitle}
\begin{frame}
    \frametitle{\textit{Sintel} trailer 480p MP4}
        \begin{center}
        \movie[width=\textwidth,showcontrols=true]
        {\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{sintel.jpg}}{sintel.avi} \\
        Click on picture to play the movie
    \end{center}
\end{frame}
\end{document}

Does this work for anyone? I am not sure if maybe my PDF viewer (evince, Ubuntu) is not compatible, or if I am just using the multimedia package incorrectly? I found the example online and assumed it worked for the author.

While other packages can embed movies/animations easily, they often require the use of Adobe Acrobat and result in very large PDFs. My motivation for using the multimedia package is to avoid using Adobe Acrobat.

Edit: I included mp4 and avi versions of the video and tried both, but no luck.

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You'll need to use Okular, and not Evince. With Okular, the example you provided works as it should.

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Well that was easy. Thanks! –  Blink Feb 5 at 19:28

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