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  • Is it possible to embed a video from URL in InDesign? My document currently just has a hyperlink to a youtube page but I'm thinking it would be preferable to play directly in the PDF without embedding within the PDF it and making the document file size huge (not sure if this is actually possible, it is with powerpoint)

    Presumably I'll need a direct URL to the mp4 rather than a URL to youtube

  • Yes and no, mostly no.

    PDFs theoretically support viewing a video on the page. This requires embedded video (massive file size), viewing in Acrobat (which nobody does, preferring OS defaults or mobile), and Flash (which is dead).

    So you're left with clunky answers only. Hyperlink to YouTube is fine if you're pro-google; I normally place a screen cap/title frame with a play icon over it as a web users would expect, and then link to wherever the video is hosted – in my case clients usually have specific pages set up for the media.

    Also this has nothing to do with Photoshop.

  • The image in the hyperlink was done in part with photoshop if that helps

    Anyway, I think you answered my question, thanks.


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