I've been reading a lot of related questions, but they all reference the media9 package. My particular situation arises from the use of the multimedia package.

My very specific question is that when using Beamer in Windows to embed a video, Acrobat Reader is unable to open it asking for a vids:FMP4 video decompressor.

What can I do to remedy this situation?

closed as unclear what you're asking by user36296, Stefan Pinnow, Claudio Fiandrino, Mico, Thorsten Sep 29 '16 at 16:55

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  • The codec can be easily found on Google, I think. But since a system of standard setup (assuming your current system is) cannot play the video, it's likely that the computer you'd use to present your slides won't be able to play it either (unless you're using your own computer for presentation). So maybe it's not a good idea to embed the video after all. – Herr K. Jan 16 '14 at 0:18
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    Please consider reopening this question - I recently encountered the same problem and have a solution that worked for me that I'd like to enter as an answer... – Digger Nov 26 '16 at 17:32
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    @Digger Pkg multimedia implements an old embedding method of the PDF specification and supports (in Adobe products) only a limited number of older file formats (avi, wav, mov). Moreover, Adobe products rely on third party plugins (Quicktime, legacy Windows media player plugin) for playback. MP4 is definitely not supported. MP4 (using H264 codec) requires a more recent method, e. g. the one implemented by media9. – AlexG Nov 27 '16 at 12:14