I want to play video in pdf using latex. Following is my sample code. When I try to play it, just an empty screen comes and video is not played. My basic requirement is that it should display picture with play/pause and when I play it should play. I could not understand much from media9 package file. Please help




\includemedia[label=videofile, width=1.0\textwidth, addresource=srs.mp4,

  • What viewer do you use to open the pdf?
    – Clément
    Commented Jul 12, 2014 at 20:57
  • I use Adobe reader
    – shivam
    Commented Jul 13, 2014 at 1:13
  • On Linux? If so, see tex.stackexchange.com/a/70931 . Otherwise there may be an issue with the video encoding of your file. Does cube.mp4 from the media9 package play?
    – AlexG
    Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 10:57
  • When i run srs.mp4 in pdf through latex audio comes but not video
    – shivam
    Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 9:35
  • Then it is a video encoding issue. Which tool did you use to produce the mp4? Try video.online-convert.com/convert-to-mp4 to re-encode the video file into a usable format.
    – AlexG
    Commented Jul 17, 2014 at 10:31

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Flash support has discontinued from Dec 2020. Media9 no longer works as above. Fixes are in Media9 Alternatives

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