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I experiment with an example from https://www.overleaf.com/latex/examples/using-media9-to-include-videos-files/yvdwwvpknjkk to embed a video using the media9 package:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{media9}
\begin{document}
    % using a .mp4; downloaded from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9iXD2-hbJM                                                                                                                                 
    \includemedia[width=0.6\linewidth,height=0.6\linewidth,activate=pageopen,
    passcontext,
    transparent,
    addresource=penguins.mp4,
    flashvars={source=penguins.mp4}]
    {\includegraphics[width=0.6\linewidth]{example-image-a}}{VPlayer.swf}
\end{document}

The video works with the okular viewer, not evince. Acrobat Reader throws a 3D parsing error.

However, the video plays only once upon opening the document. I have no ability to replay, pause and resume the video. Also clicking the video with the mouse as explained in Media9 package: pause video without mediabutton does not work.

How to implement these additional functionalities?

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    Support of embedded media is very limited in non-Adobe PDF viewers. Evince doesn't support it at all, Okular with little functionality only. Perhaps, playing the video in an external application is the better option for Okular and Evince: \href{run:penguins.mp4}{Click!}.. – AlexG Nov 29 '19 at 6:23
  • @AlexG, could you please provide a complete example (in answer)? – Viesturs Nov 29 '19 at 9:18

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