Add movies to pdf files.
How2 sites often contain movies, extra pdf files, etc. Sometimes
it is convenient to put all how2 resources into a single file.
This instructable shows one way to do it on a MacBook Pro.
Some additional software resources have been added to make
this possible. For instance the QuickTime Player has been
Upgraded to the Pro version.
A free Perian Plugin has been added to translate movie files.
Adobe Acrobat has been upgraded long ago to the Professional version.
There are lots of online to resources to merge pdf files.
This particular software can be found at..
It is also assumed that the latest and greatest
RealPlayer software is loaded.
Having the Realplayer Downloader open will attempt to download
most movie files that you click to play on.
The RealPlayer window allows you the option of saving a movie.
So now you find an interesting how2 site. And it has a movie in it.
One can download the whole instructable as a pdf file.
This is how to do it on a MacBook Pro.
So now you open the pdf file and this is what it does to the movie.
Sometimes clicking on the video icon does not work. In Acrobat Pro,
you can write yourself some instructions.
In this case, the text has been modified to say that
the actual movie is placed at the end of the file
And this instructable also contains some included files.
After one has downloaded everything, there is a grand total of three files.
To download the movie, click the movie start button at the how2 site.
The RealPlayer Downloader window will show that that there is the option
to save the movie. Click the view downloads folder to see what gets saved.
Typically the movie gets saved in the flv format.
If one installs the free Perian QuickTime plug in,
one can open a flv file in QuickTime.
It may be convenient to open all movie files in Quicktime Pro.
In Quicktime Pro, one can cut, copy, paste,
and translate movies to many different formats.
Take your pick
In this example the movie will be exported to the mp4 format.
To install this movie, one needs to find somewhere which is empty.
In this case the end of the file is open.
Acrobat Pro has a movie tool.
The movie tools asks one to define where to place the movie.
Select your newly translated mp4 format movie.
The movie will appear after it is loaded.
One needs to select the hand mode to leave the movie tool mode.
This window will appear when the movie is first played.
Save if happy.
The pdf file will now contain the whole movie.
Open up a pdf merge program and merge all three files.
Now a single pdf file contains everything.
If one wants to print just one page of a page file ,
and the printer driver might be creating problems in this area,
Acrobat Pro allows pages to be extracted into separate pdf files.
Note that including movies in a pdf file will greatly
slow down how fast a
pdf will load off of the web. Things are much faster when a movie resource
is referred to. But Web site resources do have a habit of going away. And
saving information in more than one file has some
This actual pdf+movie can be downloaded and/or viewed from
One has to click on the movie to play it. It will ask for permission.
Select the following option.
The lastest version of Acrobat reader will ask for the
same permission as well.