I am trying to include a video of 17MB using the media9 package in a beamer presentation (I am using MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7):


first page

If I produce a pdf using pdflatex, it will work without a problem. If I use latex, dvi2ps, ps2pdf, however, I will get an error "TeX capacity exceeded".

I already tried increasing the main memory as recommended in the media9 package documentation and on Problems embedding a video with multimedia an media9. This works for smaller videos, but not for the one I am trying to include.

When I activate the bigfiles option, the log states 'MiKTeX GPL Ghostscript 9.00: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1' and no pdf output is produced.

Any ideas how this can be fixed?

UPDATE: With updated MiKTeX and media9 package v0.33, the error disappears. New problem: Now the first page is displayed in A4 paper size (as shown in the screenshot)


If I comment the \includemedia part out and keep everything else the way it is, the file is created with its two pages just fine.

closed as off-topic by Speravir, mafp, Guido, jubobs, moewe Feb 7 '14 at 22:17

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  • Works here (I am using vanilla GPL Ghostscript 9.05, but the one shipping with MiKTeX should do as well). Which version of media9 do you use? My \jobname.log says Package: media9 2013/09/24 v0.33 acrobat-9/X compatible media. – AlexG Nov 11 '13 at 11:16
  • Please update your MiKTeX using Update Wizard. The MiKTeX Ghostscript executable is 9.05. – AlexG Nov 11 '13 at 13:37
  • Stick with the bigfiles option, it is the best choice for the latex+dvips+ps2pdf route. And update your MiKTeX installation which seems a bit rusty (GS-9.00 and probably outdated media9 package). – AlexG Nov 12 '13 at 8:32
  • Thank you for your comments. After a MiKTeX Update and an update of the movie9 package to v0.33, the pdf is produced. Now, however, if I add a page before the video with '\begin{frame} first page \end{frame}', this page will not be in presentation format but in A4 paper size. – Melanie Nov 12 '13 at 9:13
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it the discussed issue was caused by a bug in package media9 which meanwhile was fixed. – Speravir Feb 7 '14 at 20:25

This is indeed a bug in media9 in connection with really big files, the bigfiles option and the dvips route. An update, version 0.34, is being prepared and will be available for TeX-Live users within the next 2 days. MiKTeX may take somewhat longer.

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