# Video does not automatically play on beamer (Auto-play) [on hold]

I want to include a video in my beamer presentation and I would like that the latter starts automatically when the slide opens.

Everything is fine until now (I can read the video on the pdf) except that I still need to click on the video to start it.

I am reading the pdf with AcrobatReader (last version) on macOS 10.13. (High Sierra).

This is the code that I'm using:

I thought that the "activate=pageopen" option would be sufficient but it seems not.

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{media9}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}[plain]
\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
\node[anchor=south west, inner sep=0pt] at (current page.south west) {%
\includemedia[
activate=pageopen,
flashvars={source=trump.mov&autoPlay=true},
width=\paperwidth,height=\paperheight
]{}{VPlayer.swf}%
};
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


## put on hold as off-topic by AlexG, Stefan Pinnow, Mensch, CarLaTeX, Phelype Oleinikyesterday

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• This is a known issue with VPlayer.swf. Try VPlayer9.swf instead. – AlexG Jan 18 '18 at 9:39
• A new version, 0.89, has just been uploaded to CTAN and should be available within ~2 days via package managers. It fixes the autoplay issue (tested with random.mp4 contained in the package). – AlexG Jan 18 '18 at 14:13
• @AlexG Would you like to write a short answer that the issue is solved with the new version? – user36296 Apr 10 '18 at 15:23
• I will have to run some test first. I am not that sure. – AlexG Apr 10 '18 at 15:52
• I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the issue described is due to a bug that has been fixed in the meantime. – AlexG yesterday