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                              The media9 LaTeX Package


Alexander Grahn


This package provides an interface to embed interactive Flash (SWF) and
3D objects (Adobe U3D & PRC) as well as video and sound files or streams
in the popular MP4, FLV, MP3 formats into PDF documents with Acrobat-9/X
compatibility. Playback of multimedia files relies on Adobe Flash Player
which supports the efficient H.264 codec for video compression.

This package is based on the RichMedia Annotation, an Adobe addition to
the PDF specification. It replaces the now obsolete `movie15' package.

* Note that Adobe Reader for Linux has dropped Flash support since
* version 9.4.2.

Supported PDF making workflows are:
  *  pdfLaTeX, LuaLaTeX
  *  (Lua)LaTeX --> dvips --> ps2pdf/Distiller
  *  (Xe)LaTeX --> (x)dvipdfmx

The package was written in the new LaTeX3 syntax.


  *  l3kernel (LaTeX package), version >=2012/07/16
  *  l3packages (LaTeX package), version >=2012/07/16
  *  pdfTeX, version >=1.30
  *  Ghostscript, version >=8.31 or Adobe Distiller for PS to PDF conversion
  *  dvipdfmx, version >=20120420 for DVI to PDF conversion
  *  Adobe Reader, version >=9


MiKTeX and TeXLive users should run the package manager for installation.

Otherwise, a manual install into the local TeX-Directory-Structure
(TDS) root directory can be done along the following steps:

1.) Download the TDS compliant package file

2.) Find the local TDS root directory by running

  kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFLOCAL

on the command line.

3.) Unzip media9.tds.zip into the local TDS root directory previously
found. Depending on the location of this directory, you may need to be
logged in as Root/Administrator.

4.) After installation, update the filename database by running


on the command line. Again, Root/Administrator privileges may be required.

For updating the package, repeat the steps given above.


This material is subject to the LaTeX Project Public License. See


for the details of that license.

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (7.1M).

me­dia9 – Mul­ti­me­dia in­clu­sion pack­age with Adobe Reader-9/X com­pat­i­bil­ity

The pack­age pro­vides an in­ter­face to em­bed in­ter­ac­tive Flash (SWF) and 3D ob­jects (Adobe U3D & PRC), as well as video and sound files or streams in the pop­u­lar MP4, FLV and MP3 for­mats into PDF doc­u­ments with Acro­bat-9/X com­pat­i­bil­ity. Play­back of mul­ti­me­dia files uses the built-in Flash Player of Adobe Reader and does, there­fore, not de­pend on ex­ter­nal plug-ins. Flash Player sup­ports the ef­fi­cient H.264 codec for video com­pres­sion.

The pack­age is based on the RichMe­dia An­no­ta­tion, an Adobe ad­di­tion to the PDF spec­i­fi­ca­tion. It re­places the now ob­so­lete movie15 pack­age.

Ver­sion0.83 2017-07-27
Li­cense The Project Public Li­cense 1.3
Main­tainerAlexan­der Grahn
TDS archivemedia9.tds.zip
Con­tained inTeX Live as me­dia9
MiKTeX as me­dia9
Topics sup­port for mul­ti­me­dia in doc­u­ments
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