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Looped GIF or video in InDesign


Question

Is it possible to

A, embedding an animated GIF, or
B, embedding a video where the controllers are hidden and loops itself automatically

within InDesign, then export it as an interactive PDF?
Is there any script to do that?

This would be very useful in a presentation.

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8/16/2015 10:28:00 AM

"You can't export PDF with animated GIF. And you can't export PDF with a video where the controllers are hidden and the video loops itself automatically."

Unfortunately I haven't test the Indesign interactive PDF but you could have a look at exporting in ePub.


Another option is to create your PDF as you normally do and add your videos directly in Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Not the most practical way of doing it if you have a lot of revisions on your documents but it's fast to add them.

Add video for interactive PDF

You have the option to hide or show the controls on your videos as well, and it works perfectly fine.

Add video without the controls in Adobe Acrobat Pro

The content can play if clicked or when the page is opened. It doesn't automatically loop.

If you wanted to make it loop you'll need to look at the settings or maybe convert your video or animation in flash.

Autoplay video in Acrobat Pro

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8/16/2015 12:22:00 PM