# media9 /movie15: Control Which Frame/Picture is Shown When Document is Printed

How can one disable movie15 to allow the pdf reader to print a specific frame of the movie? When I print, I get the following:

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage{movie15}
\begin{document}

\begin{figure}
\centering
\includemovie[poster,autoplay,repeat]{10cm}{10cm}{manipulate12.avi}
\end{figure}

\end{document}

• Maybe first familiarize yourself with this community: tex.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/228 (provide a so-called MWE) – Dr. Manuel Kuehner Sep 5 '17 at 14:07
• Why won't the PDF reader print a page with a movie? – Dr. Manuel Kuehner Sep 5 '17 at 14:16
• hyperref is a package. If I run your MWE I get the following error message: Package movie15 Error: Package hyperref has not been loaded yet . \begin{document} – user36296 Sep 5 '17 at 14:45
• I believe you can set a custom picture to be used as the standard image, look for poster or similar in the manual of media9. – Dr. Manuel Kuehner Sep 5 '17 at 14:50
• And I party disagree with the question is too generic since the people who want to answer and want to test their idea before the provide the answer, they have to write the code. – Dr. Manuel Kuehner Sep 5 '17 at 14:54

Don't use movie15, it is obsolete, use media9 instead

That said, you can specify the poster image to be used:

\documentclass[11pt]{article}

\usepackage{movie15}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\begin{document}

\begin{figure}
\centering
\includemovie[poster=example-image.png,autoplay,repeat]{10cm}{10cm}{flame.avi}
\end{figure}

\end{document}


To convert your desired video frame into an image, the easiest would be to make a screenshot (in case your normal screenshot tool does not work for videos, there is always vlc as an alternative), but there are many other ways: https://superuser.com/questions/135117/how-to-convert-video-to-images

• You can use my comment about VLC Player if you want. – Dr. Manuel Kuehner Sep 5 '17 at 15:15
• @Dr.ManuelKuehner Thanks! I added a short sentence. – user36296 Sep 5 '17 at 15:24