new ctan package: media9

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Thu Mar 1 18:27:13 CET 2012

the daemon tells me, as i stagger from one crisis to the next:

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: media9
> Author's name: Alexander Grahn
> Package version: 2012/03/01 (v0.1)
> Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/media9/
> Summary description: Multimedia inclusion package with AdobeReader-9/X
>		       compatibility
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 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 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. 
> 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.
> *
> This package was written in the new LaTeX3 syntax. Many thanks to the L3 team!

thanks for the upload; i've installed the new package, and made an entry
for it in the catalogue repository.

> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
> or they may browse the package directory at

The catalogue entry will have appeared on the web by tomorrow morning.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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