Video inclusion

Hi all,

I’m looking for a way to embed a video inside a presentation and hopefully include it with the pdf export.

I’ve tried via the animation tool:


Then use different combination for the Width and repeat without luck.
If I remember correctly, one must choose a specific combination to make it work.

I’ve got some questions related to this:

  1. How must we use this tool ?
  2. What formats are supported ?
  3. Are there any widgets for play/pause/back/forward action ?
  4. Is it possible to embed the animation/video in the pdf export as we can with the help of some package in latex.

Many thanks, have a nice day.

  1. You need to fill in all the fields, otherwise it won’t work. Width and height take length units, e.g. “2cm”. Length is the time length in between frames, e.g. “80msec”. Repeat is whether the animation loops, so “yes” or “no”.
  2. I think only animated gifs are supported.
  3. No.
  4. Not at the moment. I guess this will be quite difficult to do, so I wouldn’t hold my breath for it :slight_smile:
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  1. Thanks @jeroen it works like a charm !

  2. It took a lot of time to do some conversion things in the background but gif, avi, mp4 work for me too (tried some samples from

  3. Video inclusion in the pdf export could be a great feature add-on. Do you think video inclusion in the pdf is a limit to pdf itself or more on Texmacs at present time ?

Many thanks for your kind help :+1:

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Fantastic, good to know about the avi and MP4 options!

I haven’t looked at it in detail, but with the demise of Flash, video in PDF seems a hot mess right now.

An alternative might be be to make the HTML export support some JavaScript presentation framework like reveal.js. Embedding video there would be straightforward.