How can I create a document that has a song playing in the back with (La)TeX? Is it even possible?

My hunch is that if you can embed video, there should be a way to embed music... but what is the best way to do it? I guess having a black box playing a song is possible, but something tells me there should be a beTeX way to do this.


The media9 package has support for embedding audio only, as well as video.

An example from the package documentation:


]{\color{blue}\fbox{Listen to OpenBSD 4.9 release song}}{APlayer.swf}

The UI for this is a simple button to download the song and play it.

Note: The PDF output will only work in Adobe Reader 9, but no version greater than 9.4.1 on Linux, as per the media9 documentation.

  • Nice. Do you know if evince supports it? Mine doesn't. – Sigur Apr 23 '14 at 1:08

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