movie15 is obsolete since several years ago. It is superseded by the
media9 package by the same author and having similar syntax.
The following example works with Adobe Reader on Linux, Mac, and Windows, but not iOS. Embedded video is a tricky business because a flash application (SWF) is required for playback, either embedded in the PDF or downloaded at presentation run-time.
In this code, the player
VPlayer9.swf is embedded, but this is not supported by Adobe Reader on iOS, and I haven't managed to find one that actually is. The package manual has some notes about this:
On tablets and phones running Android or iOS, ezPDF Reader was reported to play video and sound files embedded with
So it may be the case that this app will handle
VPlayer9.swf as embedded in the code here. Unfortunately, that app costs money, and I don't feel like purchasing it because I won't use it more than this one-time test.1
The media files
cube.mp4 used for the example may be found within the
media9 package distribution.
&autoPlay=true % start playing on activation
1 If anyone has an Android device and has time to test, I'd appreciate it. IIRC Google Play Store allows a trial period for purchased apps, but maybe this has changed since I was on Android.