# Beamer: make a movie play only up to certain time

Is it possible to embed a video in Beamer and make it AutoPlay but say just up to the first 10 seconds?

I have an mp4 movie that I am embedding by media9 package, but reading the DOCs of this latter I could not find any reference to this possibility.

Currently:

\documentclass[xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer}
\mode<presentation>{
}

\uspackage{media9}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}{Background}
\includemedia[width=0.4\linewidth,
height=0.3\linewidth,
activate=pageopen,

• Yes, true. But this is what I would like to avoid. I found an option in \movie from package multimedia inside beamer such as start and duration. This requires to convert my movie to AVI a priori (not a big deal by ffmpeg)... the point is that for some reasons, these options do not work... – maurizio Apr 15 '17 at 17:58