It seems that XeLaTeX cannot handle movies. I imported movies into PDF produced with pdflatex compiler using the multimedia package that comes with beamer. My search over various boards revealed that currently there is no package that could import movies under XeLaTeX. Is that correct? And what about LuaLaTeX?

UPDATE: This question became obsolete with the advent of media9 package.

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There is a version of movie15.sty called movie15_dvipdfmx.sty, see http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/graphics/asymptote/patches/, that allows the inclusion of movies with xelatex with \includemovie.

Since it may not be clear, as there is no documentation, the package movie15_dvipdfmx.sty should be passed the option dvipdfmx for use with xelatex, that is, \usepackage[dvipdfmx]{movie15_dvipdfmx}.

  • No, it does not work. \documentclass[unicode]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{movie15_dvipdfmx} \begin{document} \begin{figure}\centering \includemovie[label=movie-04-03 ,text={\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{2010-04-03.png} ]{}{}{Video/2010-04-03-xvid.avi} \caption{\movieref[pause]{movie-04-03}{Run}} \label{fig:04-03} \end{figure} \end{document} produces no output with xelatex. It terminates with the error ! Undefined control sequence. <argument> \pdfmark Mar 7, 2011 at 16:30
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    @Igor \usepackage[dvipdfmx]{movie15_dvipdfmx} works for me.
    – cefstat
    Mar 7, 2011 at 18:59
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    A very odd requirement that a package designed to work with dvipdfmx should require it as an option!
    – Alan Munn
    Mar 7, 2011 at 20:22
  • @Alan: \usepackage[dvipdfmx]{movie15_dvipdfmx} with xelatex has limited functionality as compared to pdflatex. Bottom produced with \movieref[pause]{movie-04-03}{\RunVideo} wehre \RunVideo puts a pictures seemed to be not operational. Mar 8, 2011 at 11:04
  • @Alan: the recommendation is that you rename or symlink that package to movie15.sty and put it upstream in your input path. Then you call it with \usepackage{dvipdfmx}[movie15] as usual. Apr 11, 2011 at 12:07

Lualatex works perfectly with multimedia package.

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