I use the
beamer package for presentations and often complement it with
animate (together with
multimedia embeds videos (avi, mp4, ...) playable via
okular via some video player available to it (e.g.
I use the
Well, after getting very frustrated about this I finally managed to get both
media9 content (using the embedded
VPlayer.swf, see How to include multimedia files in beamer) to play under Ubuntu 18.04 by installing the latest Windows 10 Adobe Reader via
wine. To play videos, one also needs to install the Firefox Flash Player plugin via
This is a disappointing solution but it will have to do until someone developing native Linux PDF viewers decides to incorporate JS functionality.
I recently had to make a fresh install on a new machine, so I took the chance to gather the steps. On Ubuntu 18.04.03 this works:
sudo apt install wine-stable winetricks winbind winetricks mspatcha # Important to get this version of AcrobatDC, newer versions didn't work for me wget ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/AcrobatDC/1800920044/AcroRdrDC1800920044_en_US.exe wine AcroRdrDC1800920044_en_US.exe wget https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player.exe wine install_flash_player.exe