[OS X TeX] Embedding Movie Files (Beamer)

Matthew Leingang leingang at math.harvard.edu
Wed Feb 27 13:12:44 EST 2008

On Feb 27, 2008, at 12:28 PM, Phil Trinh wrote:

> I'm trying to get a presentation working using Beamer. It's being
> compiled into a dvi, then changed a pdf (dvipdf), then opened using
> xpdf (or Acrobat Reader). However, the embedded avi files doesn't want
> to play. The command I'm using is,
> \pgfdeclareimage[height=6.5cm,width=7.5cm]{lastframe}{lastframe}
> \movie{\pgfuseimage{lastframe}}{example.avi}
> Is there something special I have to do to make sure the video is
> embedded? The videos are all available in the same directory -- as are
> all the usual images and figures.

Dear Phil,

This is not as easy as it should be.  But there is a beamer users  
list, and the question comes up a lot there.  So I'm copying to that  
list and suggesting you look in its archives:



Matthew Leingang
Preceptor in Mathematics
Harvard University


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