# [OS X TeX] media9 problems

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 20:03:20 CEST 2014

On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 12:35 PM, Don Petcher <petcher at covenant.edu> wrote:

> I have not seen much discussion on media9 so I imagine it must be working
> fine for most.  I have been using movie15 for years for class presentations
> including movies, and now that movie15 is deprecated, I thought I’d better
> move to media9.  So I tried a few of the simple examples I found on the
> web, but none of them work for me.  I just get a black rectangle where the
> movie should be, but it looks like the processor is being overwhelmed.
>
> I am trying to play mp4 files on a couple of Macs, both running OS X
> Mavericks (10.9.3) and Adobe Reader 10.1.10.  Could I be missing an
> important element in the setup like a media player? Have others been using
> media9?  I include the simplest example I tried after my signature.  Thanks.
>
> --Don Petcher
> petcher at covenant dot edu
>
>

I use

{\usebackgroundtemplate{\includemedia[
activate=pageopen,
deactivate=pageclose,
width=128mm, height=96mm,
flashvars={
src=mymovie.mp4
&loop=false
&autoPlay=true
}
]{}{StrobeMediaPlayback.swf}}
\begin{frame}[plain]

\end{frame}
}

However the problem could be with your mymovie.mp4
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