Not what I most wanted to hear ("looks very painful") but I appreciate the 
input.


Gary


-----Original Message-----
From: Tilman Hausherr [mailto:thaush...@t-online.de] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:31 PM
To: users@pdfbox.apache.org
Subject: Re: Embedding video in PDF

Am 21.09.2016 um 19:15 schrieb Gary Grosso:
> Hi Tilman,
>
> Yes, that is correct. And the video has to be embedded, since some end-users 
> may not have an Internet connection. The video files they are starting with 
> are MP4s.
>
> I figure I have to reserve the correct amount of vertical space in the 
> original PDF to get appropriate page breaks. Either the author will specify 
> the height, or I'll have to have other code to call something like ffmpeg or 
> ImageMagick to get the height of the video. But that's a separate issue.
>
> Then I figure I need to insert some "marker" in the PDF file that gives the 
> location of the MP4 on the system which publishes the PDF.
>
> So the piece I am asking about would be a Java program which would look 
> through the PDF for these markers, find the MP4 for each marker, and embed 
> the video in the PDF at that location.
>
> Any thoughts on this matter are much appreciated. (I have to give an 
> estimate of effort -- for me giving estimates is the bane of computer 
> programming.)

I can't answer that one... I just looked at the PDF specification and it looks 
very painful. The best would be that you create such a PDF file with Adobe 
Professional, then analyse it with PDFDebugger to see what structures are 
needed.

Tilman

>
> Best regards,
> Gary
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tilman Hausherr [mailto:thaush...@t-online.de]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:03 PM
> To: users@pdfbox.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Embedding video in PDF
>
> Am 21.09.2016 um 16:23 schrieb Gary Grosso:
>> - Has anyone had any personal experience with this sort of thing? (We 
>> would be post-processing their PDF, which is created elsewhere, to 
>> insert the video at a point where we would leave some sort of 
>> local-filename marker and sufficient white space.)
> I think what you want to do is to embed the video so that there is a screen 
> area in the PDF, like embedding a youtube video - right?
>
> Tilman
>
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