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I want to insert a video in my beamer presentation. I've read a lot of posts about this but many are based on obsolete packages and I still can't figure it out, I get a blank slide.

I'm using media9, I have a .mp4 file (I've read that this is appropiate). I want it to play inside the presentation so the solutions using hyperref to open it with a video player in another window are not useful for me.

This is what won't work.

\includemedia[
   width=0.8\linewidth,
   height=0.6\linewidth,
   activate=pageopen,  
   addresource=Multimedia/ayuda.mp4,
   flashvars={
      source=Multimedia/ayuda.mp4
      &loop=true  % loop the video
   }
]{}{VPlayer.swf}

Thanks!

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Which PDF viewer are you using? Different viewers can have different capabilities for playing videos in PDFs. – Dai Bowen Oct 19 '16 at 19:48
  • Can you try with adobe reader? – user36296 Oct 19 '16 at 20:06
  • If you want to have videos on your PDF slides in linux you should try Okular. Evince, Document Viewer and even Adobe Reader seem to crash when displaying the videos. – Charlie Oct 19 '16 at 20:19
  • I tried Okular but the problem is I get a blank slide instead of the video :/ – Sebastián Oct 19 '16 at 21:14
  • Sounds like Foxit might be worth a try tex.stackexchange.com/a/301890/36296 – user36296 Oct 20 '16 at 9:18

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