[pdftex] how to embed mp3 into pdf using pdfTeX?

Tigran Aivazian tigran at aivazian.fsnet.co.uk
Tue Dec 7 17:08:15 CET 2004

Hi Hans,

Thank you for your valuable comments. I decided to use both external mp3 
approach (\href{run:file.mp3}{text}) and Alexander's internal mp3 approach 
in separate versions of my Bibles. The publically available pdfs will be 
built with references to external mp3 files (as it is stupid to force 
people to download 700M pdf file of which 690M always stays the same :)

But some people/organizations prefer to have a single huge pdf which 
requires no "setup" on their part and for them I will build custom Bibles 
using Alexander's movie15.sty for embedding mp3 files inside the pdf.

Kind regards

On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, h h extern wrote:
> beware: my experience is that embedding is not that stable and differs per 
> versions; also, there are dependencies on mime types that may differ per 
> system as well as well as dependencies on plug-ins and operating system file 
> associations. Attachments as such work ok, as do mp3 playback, but embedding 
> is bugged, so i wouldn't gamble on that. (actually, also sound support 
> changed over time, esp the timing and relation to the page etc). My guess is 
> that those features are added to pdf without proper testing.
> (for instance, it's possible to add svg graphic but since they don't scale 
> with the document, it's useless; or, you can call up smil based 
> presentations, but there is no real standard in playback, or ...; a pitty)
> Hans
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