[pdftex] Re: [tex-live] how to embed mp3 into pdf using pdfTeX?

Tigran Aivazian tigran at aivazian.fsnet.co.uk
Mon Dec 6 14:22:30 CET 2004

another solution is to leave *.mp3 files outside the PDF and do something 
like \href{run:file.mp3}{sound link}. But is there any way to do this for 
a file.mp3 embedded _inside_ the pdf file?

On Mon, 6 Dec 2004, Tigran Aivazian wrote:

> Hello,
> Is it possible to embed mp3 files (and make them playable from within Acrobat 
> Reader) into a pdf file?
> My guess is that I can use attachfile.sty (appropriately fixed by Vladimir 
> Volovich and myself to handle mimetype correctly. I fixed attachfile.sty to 
> store /Subtype as a name and not string and Vladimir provided a way to store 
> #-encoded "/" character in the mimetype value) and just use file attachment 
> annotation with the proper /Subtype. Then Acrobat Reader (maybe) will invoke 
> external mp3 player when you click on it.
> But what I am seeking is to use the Sound annotation and make Acrobat play 
> mp3 files internally, without the need for external mp3 player. Is this 
> possible? I.e. does Acrobat Reader contain a built-in mp3 player?
> Kind regards
> Tigran
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