Streaming movies over the internet


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Streaming movies over the internet

Video files are big, sometimes really big, so if you embed a few 100 MB movies into your PDF, your PDF file is going to get pretty huge. Now, let me offer you a different option. If the person looking at your PDF has a web access, you could let them stream the movie across the Internet instead. Let me show you how. I'd like to place the movie right down here in this blank space between these frames. So I am going to choose the regular Frame tool and just drag out at on an area, doesn't matter what size, right now. To turn this into a movie, I will just go to the Object menu, choose Interactive, and then choose Movie Options.

Now I was clever here and I copied the URL to my clipboard for the movie that I want to place in here. So I will click on Specify a URL, select that, delete it, and paste in the URL that I want to use. And the next step is very important. I am going to click on Verify URL and Movie Size. InDesign literally goes across the web, finds the file, grabs it'...

Streaming movies over the internet
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Streaming movies over the internet provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4: 10 Things to Know About Interactive PDFs

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Design Web
Software:
InDesign
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