# [OS X TeX] media9 problems

Don Petcher petcher at covenant.edu
Tue Jul 8 12:35:15 EDT 2014

I have not seen much discussion on media9 so I imagine it must be working fine for most.  I have been using movie15 for years for class presentations including movies, and now that movie15 is deprecated, I thought I’d better move to media9.  So I tried a few of the simple examples I found on the web, but none of them work for me.  I just get a black rectangle where the movie should be, but it looks like the processor is being overwhelmed.

I am trying to play mp4 files on a couple of Macs, both running OS X Mavericks (10.9.3) and Adobe Reader 10.1.10.  Could I be missing an important element in the setup like a media player? Have others been using media9?  I include the simplest example I tried after my signature.  Thanks.

--Don Petcher
petcher at covenant dot edu

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{media9}
\usepackage[english]{babel}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\begin{center}
\includemedia[activate=onclick,width=10cm,height=7.5cm]{Text}{MyMovie.mp4}
\end{center}
\end{frame}

\end{document}