Updated on May 19, 2023
Want to embed video in PDF, but have no idea what you should do? It’s OK! The detailed guide of how to embed a video in PDF is described in this post. And to simplify the process, you’d better install a handy PDF video converter first and read on.
Adding video, sound, and other interactive content to PDF can make your documents more interesting and engaging. You can add files directly to your PDF or link to files on the web. Both have constraints on the video file formats for embedding. According to Adobe Acrobat official site, the supported formats for PDF video embed are MOV and other files encoded in H264 with AAC audio. (Note: Acrobat no longer supports FLV and F4V files). The online video you may want to link should also be H.264-compliant MOV and MP4. If your video isn’t supported, you can convert it to one of the supported formats using a video converter.
In the following tutorial, I will show you how to convert videos to PDF videos, and link and embed video in PDF step-by-step. (You can skip Part 1 if your video is already in a compatible format)
The converter tool we will use is WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, a professional converter program for handling all video and audio conversions. It can help you convert any video to PDF-supported MOV, MP4, and H264-encoded videos with AAC audio easily & fast. It also supports processing multiple files simultaneously. Besides video conversion, it lets you edit, compress, record video and audio files hassle-free. The conversion process is straightforward.
Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open the Converter. Then, load the videos you want to insert into PDF by using the Add Files button or directly dragging-and-dropping.
Click Output format icon on the right and select MOV or MP4 under the Video tab. Without changing the settings, both of them automatically default to H264/AAC.
Tips: You can check the video and audio encoder (H264/AAC) in the Parameter settings.
Click the Run button to start to convert your video to compatible Adobe Acrobat video. By the way, if the embedded video exceeds its max permitted size, this video converter can also be used as a video compressor to help you reduce video size.
Once you have converted to the compatible Adobe Acrobat video format, you can insert video into PDF as follows. Of course, if your video file meets the requirements, you can ignore part 1 and proceed directly to this section.
Step 1: In order to embed video in PDF, firstly, please run Adobe Acrobat DC to import the PDF files that need to be edited. If the PDF file is already associated with Adobe Acrobat DC, then double-click to open it.
Step 2: So as to insert video into PDF, please click on "Tools" on the top of the screen and then choose "Rich Media".
Step 3: Click "Add Video" on the toolbar.
Step 4: Hold down the left mouse button and drag out the area of the inserted video. If your video is online, simply enter the URL into the "File" box. Remember to enter the full address, including the video filename extension, such as .mov or .mp4. Or click on the "Browse" button to add a local video file.
Step 5: You can check "Show Advanced Options" to customize Launch Settings, Controls, etc. It is worth mentioning that this step is not required for add video to PDF, you can do it according to your own needs.
Step 6: Finally, click "OK" to embed video in PDF. It may take a few seconds for the video to show up.
So here is the whole tutorial of embedding video in PDF in a smooth way. Hope you have found the answer to your question – How can I embed video into PDF. If you think it's helpful, please share the tip with others.
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