I’ve read many books and articles for the past 2 years about how to embed a video in a PDF. In all of the articles I’ve read I’ve never seen an example that shows how to do this. I did find one example that is worth sharing. The example is a pdf that has a video embedded. I found this because I had a PDF that I wanted to use instead of a book and so I decided this would be a good example.
I found this pdf on my computer. It was a standard pdf, that I had been using to make a video lesson. I could not embed the video in the pdf because the video was in the audio. I read that a lot of pdfs have audio and video embedded, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to use a pdf to teach a video. So I downloaded the file and saved it as a pdf.
So the video is embedded in the audio track, but the pdf can only have audio. That’s because the PDF has a text file that includes audio but no video. If you have a video embedded in the PDF, you can make the video play in the pdf. For example, if I wanted to make a video lesson, embed a video in a pdf.
I think this would be great if it were possible to embed video in a pdf, but it isn’t. Unfortunately, that’s because only people with access to Adobe Acrobat can save PDFs as audio files. I know there are some programs that can do this, but I haven’t been able to get them to work.
Because a pdf has no videos, it will not be possible to embed video in the PDF.
The only way to embed a video in a PDF is if the user saves the PDF as a video file. Not that I’m recommending it, but I can understand why someone wouldn’t want to do this.
I would think that it’s possible for users to embed video without the user having to go through the Adobe Acrobat install. If you have an Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your computer, that means that you need to use “Save As” and not “Save With…”. But if you use Adobe Reader, then you are forced to go through the Adobe installation.
If you want to embed in PDF, you need to take a look at the Microsoft PowerPoint example. It’s a pdf-less example, but that’s not your point, it’s the PowerPoint example. If you want to embed in PDF, then you have to use the Adobe Acrobat reader to save and save as a PDF. You’ll need to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader for Windows.
The point here is that Adobe Acrobat Reader is not a PDF-aware application. So if you plan on embedding in a PDF, then you need to use a PDF-aware application. Like Photoshop, or a PDF.