Guidelines for Embedding Video into your Presentation

The ePoster will be viewed as a PDF. You can embed the video directly into the PDF document if you have the right software (Adobe Acrobat Full Version - not just the Reader.) Even if you do not have the software or ability we can embed it for you. The ePoster kiosk computers will have Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash installed so that they will be able to play the videos back.

  • If you need our help embedding the video, this is how the process normally goes:
  • Having us embed the video for you.
    • You create your PDF without the video - instead placing a rectangular placeholder where you want it to appear.
    • You export your video. MP4 (H.264 encoded) is the most compatiblle but you can also export it as .m4v, .flv, .f4v, .swf, or .mov (H.264 encoded)
      • If you use any other file format, we will have to convert it again to one of those listed above.
      • Short videos (1-8 seconds) are often authored so they repeat/loop until they reach a duration of about 2 minutes. This ensures that the video is still playing when the reader gets to that section of the page.
    • Go to the upload page http://eposterkiosk.com/scvs19/upload.html and click "Upload a FIle" once for each PDF and video file.
      • The video may take a while to upload. There will be a percentage complete indicator just below the "Upload a File" button.
        • If this upload method proves too cumbersome you can also upload it to a file sharing service of your choice (Dropbox.com, GoogleDrive, YouSendIt, etc..) and put a link to that file in the comment box on the form. We can then download it and add it to the folder.
      • In the "Notes" box let us know how you want it to play or let us know if there are any special instructions: By default we set the video to play automatically as soon as they open the PDF.
        • Example: ""The video has audio but the audio is not required," "Please download the video file at ,"https://www.dropbox.com/s/ml0u9qf9ei2bodu/3791542922772200899%20-%20Wildlife.wmv?dl=0","

 

  • Embedding the video yourself
    • PowerPoint will often embed the video for you if you "Save as PDF" and if the video is an MP4 to start with.
      • You may still have to edit the PDF after saving it to make the video start playing automatically or loop/repeat. This requires Adobe Acrobat - See the last steps below..
    • Adobe Acrobat - Full version - not just the reader -
      • Open the PDF
      • Select "Tools"
      • Select te "RIch Media" icon
      • Select the newly revealed "Add Video" text button just above the PDF.
        • With the cross hairs draw the rectangle in which you want the video placed.
        • Browse to your video file.
        • Set the video to start automatically
          • Click the video the right click it and choose "Properties"
            • Under the "Launch Settings" and the "Enable When" pull down select "The page containing the content is opened."
        • Save the PDF and upload it.