[OS X TeX] Beamer and Movie Media

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Feb 15 07:40:52 EST 2018

On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 4:53 AM, David Craig <dac at panix.com> wrote:

> All-
> I’m finally making the push to do my more math-heavy presentations in
> beamer rather than Keynote.   Now that I’m past the steepest part of the
> learning curve I’m generally quite happy with how much easier it is, and
> I’ve found ways to reproduce most of my favorite visual presentation tropes
> in beamer.
> HOWEVER, I am still struggling to include media in my presentations
> smoothly, specifically, things like animated gifs, and movies in various
> formats/containers (X.mov, X.mpg, X.mp4).   I’ve googled around, but the
> options I have found most frequently recommended (deprecated or not) —
> multimedia, movie15, media9 — just don’t work very well and are very
> particular about file formats.  Things that QuickTime player can play fine
> and/or the Finder can QuickLook often don’t work (even when the package
> documentation says it should for that format).
> So, I’m seeking best-practice advice from Mac users on including movie
> media in beamer presentations.   If there’s a specific format that will
> reliably work in beamer with a particular package, I’m willing to make the
> conversions.   I’m just intent on some degree of reliability for the next
> few years at least.
> Thanks,
> David Craig

Use media9 which supersedes movie15. Read package documentation

Movie should  be with x264 codec. Use ffmpeg

% ffmpeg -i foo.mov -vcodec libx264 foo.mp4

or Handbrake (https://handbrake.fr/) to convert

> --

Victor Ivrii
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