# \includemedia does not play video but remains blank (Part 2)

I am having a similar issue to a prior forum (\includemedia does not play video but remains blank).

I would like to have a video in my pdf that plays when you click on it. When the video is not playing it should show a figure. When I compile my pdf I do get a figure that I can click on, but it turns blank when I click on it, and no video plays. I don't get any errors either. This is my code:

\documentclass[12pt,landscape]{article}
\usepackage[]{media9}

\begin{document}
\end{document}


I believe I took into account all the suggestions mentioned in the prior forum. For instance, I have the same issue whether I use {VPlayer9.swf} or {VPlayer.swf}. Moreover, I downloaded a new .mp4 file that was listed as codec h.264, and the problem persisted. Finally, I converted the .mp4 file to .flv, and still the problem persisted.

In all these cases, upon running pdflatex, I received no error to produce the .pdf file, and the image showed up with a play button superimposed, but I could not click on the image and begin the video.

Along the same lines, I am using a stock video now to get the general syntax working. However, I would ultimately like to record my own video and use that instead. So, if this problem is because of pickiness of the format of the video being used, I would simultaneously be very grateful to hear any advice about how I should record my video to keep the syntax working.

(I am using OS X 10.9.5.)

• Did you try appending &autoPlay=true to the flashvars option, rather than activate=pageopen? – A Feldman Apr 30 '16 at 4:33