CTAN has a new package: flashmovie

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Fri Dec 4 15:19:50 CET 2009


This should within a day be at your local mirror.

Thanks again,
Jim Hef{}feron
Saint Michael's College

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The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: flashmovie
Version number: 0.0
Author's name: Timo Hartmann
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/flashmovie
Summary description: This package allows direct embedding of flash movies into PDF files.
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
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This package allows direct embedding of flash movies into PDF files. It is
designed for use with pdflatex.

Basically it uses the fact that the Adobe Reader 9 contains
an embedded Adobe Flash player which can be invoked with the
"rich media annotation" feature which is described  in
"Adobe Supplement to the ISO 32000 BaseVersion: 1.7
ExtensionLevel: 3".

advantages:
  - You can directly embed videos into the pdf (external window is optimal and not necessary).
  - You can play back videos without worrying about platform dependencies.

disadvantages:
  - You can only play back embedded videos with Adobe Reader 9 and upwards.\
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This package is located at 
   http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/flashmovie
.  More information is at
   http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/flashmovie
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .


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