After trying unsuccessfully to integrate a video in my beamer presentation (but that’s because there is no or badly working support from open-source PDF viewer mostly), I’ve decided to switch to hyperref’s href command as follow:






But, the resulting frame seems to have no clickable object. I’ve also tried in an article document, and it resulted in a tiny cyan square (that is hyperref boxing of links) in the bottom left of the placeholder picture.

If I use pdflatex instead or a text in place of the placeholder picture, it works. Any idea?

P.S.: I’ve seen Xelatex and hyperref to file, but it’s not the same issue and I’m using TeX Live 2017, so…

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    Welcome to TeX.Stackexchange! Works for me with both xelatex and pdflatex (also using texlive 2017). Can you share the non-working pdf you created with xelatex? Off-topic: you don't need \usepackage{hyperref} with beamer Oct 18, 2017 at 20:23
  • Does it work with {example-image} instead of your placeholder.jpg? If not: Is your texlive up-to-date? Your description reminds me of a bug that should have been resolved. Oct 19, 2017 at 12:37
  • @samcarter I can share the PDF, uploaded at paste.xinu.at/eiD. I can add pdflatex and article version too if needed.
    – Archange
    Oct 19, 2017 at 21:30
  • @UlrikeFischer It works with {example-image}. In the article version, the image is squared with the cyan link boxing of hyperref instead of the tiny square in the bottom left in my case. So that would be an issue with my image? Regarding my TeX Live version, I’m up-to-date as of what ArchLinux proposes: archlinux.org/packages/?q=texlive.
    – Archange
    Oct 19, 2017 at 21:34
  • Looking at the related section, I’ve seen this: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/84921/…. Should I be using \XeTeXLinkBox?
    – Archange
    Oct 19, 2017 at 21:39


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