Note that if you select the Acrobat 5 (and Earlier) Compatible Media radio
button, the Create Poster from File radio button does not appear in the
Add Movie dialog box. If you select this option, click the Browse button to
locate and select a poster graphic in the Select a Poster File dialog box.
8. When you’re through selecting movie options, click OK.
A border highlighting the play area appears in the PDF document. This
border is displayed only when you’re using the Movie tool for editing pur-
poses. To play the inserted movie clip, select the Hand tool on the Basic tool-
bar and click the movie window in your PDF document. By default, Acrobat
adds movies to PDF files without a control bar containing the usual Play,
Pause, Stop, Forward, and Rewind buttons. You can specify this option and
others in the Multimedia Properties dialog box.
To edit the movie clip properties, right-click (Control+click on Mac) the movie
window in the PDF document and choose Properties on the context menu. The
Multimedia Properties dialog box, shown in Figure 16-8 with the Settings tab
selected, appears. This dialog box has three tabs: Settings, Appearance, and
Actions. The Appearance tab contains options for specifying the appearance of
the border surrounding the movie window in the PDF document, as well as
actions to mouse behavior when the user clicks the movie. See Chapter 14 for
in Acrobat are displayed on the Settings tab of the Multimedia Properties
dialog box. The following list gives you a rundown on these options:
Annotation Title:Enter a title for the movie clip. This title is for annota-
tion purposes only and does not determine which movie file is played.
Alternate Text:Use this accessibility feature to enter descriptive text
that can be read aloud using the Acrobat Read Aloud feature.
Renditions:Acrobat creates renditionsof a movie clip based on settings
inherent in the selected movie clip and settings you select when you add
a movie clip to a PDF document. The current rendition is displayed in the
Renditions list box. You can create new renditions that allow the movie
clip to be played under different hardware/software configurations, thus
enabling playback on a greater number of user systems. Click the Add
Rendition button to choose a movie file, URL address for a movie clip, or
to copy a rendition in the list box to edit. Click the Remove Rendition
button to delete a rendition from the list box. Use the Up and Down
arrows to the right of the list box to set the order of rendition playback
starting from top to bottom. When a movie clip is played, Acrobat tries to
play the movie with the first rendition listed. If the user’s hardware/soft-
ware configuration does not allow playback, the next rendition is used
until a suitable playback rendition is found. Click the Edit Rendition
button to open the Rendition Settings dialog box. The Rendition Settings
dialog box contains a whole slew of movie options on its five tabs: Media
Settings, Playback Settings, Playback Location, System Requirements,
and Playback Requirements.
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