Via the multimedia package in beamer, I have included a movie in my slides.

This works fine if the pdf is openened in Adobe Pro DC, but unfortunately not with the free version of Acrobat Reader (there is a tool 'multimedia', but when clicking on it, I get redirected to the Adobe website for an upgrade to pro).

Are there other pdf-viewers that work fine for such movies, especially free ones?

I'm interested especially in something that works on Windows 10

  • Which operating system do you use (from mentioning Adobe Pro DC I am guessing it is either Windows or Mac, but not Linux)?
    – Marijn
    Commented Jun 20, 2020 at 9:16
  • @Marijn added it
    – Wouter
    Commented Jun 20, 2020 at 9:18

3 Answers 3


While not really being able to recognize the movie that was included using LaTeX, Foxit reader allows one to add a video after the pdf has been compiled, this seems to be a useful workaround.


back then we created a Latex FFF parser for Factorio's FFF.

In that time, we wanted to embedded videos in the pdf. We did it via media9 package.

You can see part of what instantiating the figure looks like here: https://github.com/LaTrissTitude/FactorioFridayFactsLaTeX/blob/master/FFFLaTeX/configSymbols.py#L80


Look at 10.1 example in this book https://github.com/AnMnv/eBook

I used it not in beamer, but may be it will help you somehow


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