# Okular to play embedded videos in Beamer

I have been trying to play embedded videos in presentations created in pdflatex/Beamer in Okular. I have read this and this but to no avail!

Any suggestions?

The version of Okular being used is 0.13.3 using KDE devlopment platform 4.7.4. I am running Ubuntu 11.10.

My minimum working example is

\documentclass[bookmarks=true]{beamer}

\setbeamertemplate{footline}[page number]
\setbeamercolor{structure}{bg=yellow, fg=black}

\usepackage[english]{babel}
% or whatever

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
% or whatever

\usepackage{times}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
% \usepackage{movie15}
\usepackage{multimedia}
\usepackage{fourier-orns}

%  \usepackage{caption}
\usepackage[font=scriptsize]{caption}
\usepackage{subcaption}
\captionsetup{compatibility=false}
\usepackage{amsmath,amssymb}
\usepackage[numbers]{natbib}
%\usepackage{paralist}
\usepackage{color}
\definecolor{olivegreen}{rgb}{85, 107, 47}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Slide Title Here}
%
% \centering
% \includemovie{6.5cm}{6.5cm}{waves.avi}
\movie{6cm}{6cm}{waves.wmv}

\end{frame}

\end{document}


All I see in Okular is this:

:(

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Video inclusion is not well supported by viewers: the usual position is that if you want a multimedia PDF you've got to use Adobe Reader. –  Joseph Wright Mar 1 at 17:35
@JosephWright Yes, but it would seem that I need a full version of acrobat reader. All I have is acroread 9.5.4 and that too the free version. –  drN Mar 1 at 17:43
@JosephWright: Okular is actually one of the few viewers that support video inclusion. For example, my answer works with Okular, but fails with evince, qpdfview and acroread on Arch Linux. –  BenC Mar 31 at 15:22

I managed to get your example working by using:

\movie[
height = 6cm,
width = 6cm,
showcontrols,
poster
]
{}{waves.wmv}


Note that I did that on Arch Linux with:

\$ okular --version
Qt: 4.8.5
KDE Development Platform: 4.12.3
Okular: 0.18.3


For more details on the multimedia package, check this answer or the official documentation.

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Thank you! Will try this soon and mark an answer (your answer) –  drN Mar 31 at 17:48