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Using TeX/LaTeX is it possible to embed multimedia? If so how?

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Yes. You can use movie15 package to do this in pdfLaTeX. Simple usage:

\includemovie{<movie file>}

But often it's more complex. See the manual for details.

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    The complexities include that whatever pdf viewer is being used needs to "know" how to run the movie, and this is very much an application- and OS-dependent thing. – Matthew Leingang May 10 '11 at 17:22
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    There's also some detail about this in the beamer manual. – Matthew Leingang May 10 '11 at 17:22
  • I was never able to get this working. It doesn't seem to work with evince, for instance, although I think it works with Adobe Reader. – rberaldo May 10 '11 at 21:12
  • @rberraldo: Adobe Reader with some plug-in (installed on Windows by default) is needed. – Leo Liu May 11 '11 at 10:19
  • As some stated above, I also didn't got it managed in Ubuntu 11.04 nor Windows 7, both with TexLive2011 and Adobe Reader 9.3 or 9.4. Isn't there a tutorial which actually works? – math Oct 18 '11 at 6:45

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