# Embedded Video Playback

Videos can be embedded using Beamer's mutlimedia package. This can be done using the \movie tag in LaTeX. Options such as loop and autoplay are currently not supported. You can embed videos from your hard drive or from the web. Note that streaming (like a YouTube video) does not work.

Hint: If you are using notes using pgfpages, make sure to choose right or bottom for the notes position. Otherwise the \movie annotation is misplaced, due to a bug in pgfpages.

The following demo demonstrates how to embed a movie.

\documentclass{beamer}\usepackage{multimedia}​\begin{document}\frame{    \frametitle{Embedded Video}      \begin{center}        \movie{\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{thumbnail.jpg}}{path/to/movie.mp4}    \end{center}}\end{document}​

# External Video Playback

Videos can be opened using QuickTime. See the following demo on how to embed a video for use with SlidePilot.

\documentclass{beamer}​\begin{document}\frame{    \frametitle{Video Slide}     \begin{center}        \href{run:movie.MP4}{\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{cover.PNG}}    \end{center}}\end{document}

# Open Document

\documentclass{beamer}​\begin{document}\frame{    \frametitle{Document Slide}     \href{run:/path/to/my/document}{Link to an external document.}}\end{document}