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View a pdf with multimedia elements : mp4

Post by Esgrimidor » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:02 pm

With x-change can I view any pdf with a incrustated video in format mp4 ?

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Re: View a pdf with multimedia elements : mp4

Post by Willy Van Nuffel » Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:59 am

At this moment, there is a problem to play some mp4 video in PDF-XChange Editor.
A ticket has been made for trying to resolve this.
https://forum.tracker-software.com/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=36616

When the mp4 is embedded in the PDF like an attached file, then it should normally play with your default Windows media player.

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Re: View a pdf with multimedia elements : mp4

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:37 am

Hello Willy Van Nuffel,

Thanks for the feedback!
Indeed there could be some issues - but also some other embedded content should still work fine!

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Re: View a pdf with multimedia elements : mp4

Post by Esgrimidor » Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:59 pm

Thanks for the answer.
I will keep this post to see in the future is solved.
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Re: View a pdf with multimedia elements : mp4

Post by Esgrimidor » Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:00 pm

Willy Van Nuffel wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:59 am
At this moment, there is a problem to play some mp4 video in PDF-XChange Editor.
A ticket has been made for trying to resolve this.
https://forum.tracker-software.com/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=36616

When the mp4 is embedded in the PDF like an attached file, then it should normally play with your default Windows media player.

Kind regards.

Willy.
Please can you put a pdf file with the mp4 embedded in the pdf file ?
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Re: View a pdf with multimedia elements : mp4

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:51 pm

Hi Esgrimidor,

this is a sample of a video file attached to a PDF. It is not quite the same as an "embedded" video and there is currently no way to make a link in the PDF to play the video. You just have to launch the attachment (double click from the Attachments Pane).
https://www.tracker-software.com/VideoAttachment.pdf

For it to be truly embedded and have a link to it in a document you will have to wait for that feature, RT#5601: PDF-XChange Editor does not play video, to be delivered.

I added a reference to this thread, your email, and raised the priority of this ticket. At the end of the day, the decision as to when this will be done will remain with the development team leader.

I hope that helps.
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Re: View a pdf with multimedia elements : mp4

Post by Willy Van Nuffel » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:48 am

You could also think about using the "File Attachment Tool" (paperclip / attachment pin) in the comments and placing this over an image of the first frame of the video. This would make the attachment more 'visible'.

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Re: View a pdf with multimedia elements : mp4

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:29 am

Hello Willy Van Nuffel,

Love the idea!

Indeed the death of Flash has caused some troubles with PDF files as well, but as Paul mentioned above - we are working on alternatives!

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Stefan

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