[Ipe-discuss] [ipe-discuss] Movie in an IPE presentation

Fabien Lafont lafont.fabien at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 12:36:06 CET 2019

Thanks Marc,

I will try again and keep you posted. In my case embeding a video in an IPE
presentation would be used to replace the animations you can get with
keynote or powerpoint. Most of the time it is useless but from time to time
a continuous animation of a plot, curve, process gives a better
understanding to the audience to my opinion.

Thanks anyway,


On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 10:08 PM Marc Glisse via Ipe-discuss <
ipe-discuss at lists.science.uu.nl> wrote:

> On Mon, 25 Feb 2019, Otfried Cheong via Ipe-discuss wrote:
> > The OSX PDF viewer can apparently show Quicktime movies.
> >
> > Is there really a compelling reason that the movie must play inside the
> PDF file, rather than having it play in a separate window?
> >
> > I've had a look at the PDF reference - it wouldn't be too hard to add
> movie annotations, but I'm not sure it's really worth the effort, if
> > there are no PDF viewers that can play them.
> For a booth where we were presenting our topic to non-specialists, I made
> a presentation that was more like a poster than the slides for a talk (I
> probably only had 3 slides). It was on a big screen, and there were several
> embedded videos playing at the same time. Several of us were commenting
> different parts of the screen to different people. I think this would have
> been hard to achieve with separate windows.
> Checking the sources, I used beamer, the multimedia package (\movie), and
> okular --presentation to show it. From the size of files, the videos don't
> seem to be embedded in the PDF, just referenced from it. If I remember
> correctly, quite a few PDF viewers have some support for videos, but quite
> unreliable, and the table matching latex packages with the viewers that
> managed to show the result was very sparse.
> This is just a data point, posters with videos are probably not such a
> common use case.
> --
> Marc Glisse
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