Adding Movies

To embed movie files into your PDF

  1. Choose the PDF Converter button movie Adding Movies Movie tool from the Advanced toolbar.

  2. Select a page area.

  3. Specify Content Settings. This includes

    • Media compatibility: choose compatibility level

    • Location: browse to choose the file type and the file to be added

    • Content type: set application or video type.

Mark the checkbox Embed media in document to save the added file into the PDF.

Mark the checkbox Retain original sizing to use the original dimensions of the video file.

  1. Choose to have a cover for the video content, if desired.

  2. Click OK.

Use the Hand tool to play the movie file and to add the current PDF to the list of trusted documents.

To modify multimedia settings, actions and appearance, select the Movie tool again, right-click the embedded content and choose the desired command.

If you do not embed the movie file, it is linked – both the PDF and the movie file must remain in their locations for the link to work.


Open the Files of Type drop-down list in the Open dialog box to see the range of supported file types.

These include the Windows® built-in player, Windows Media Player, Macromedia® Flash formats (.spl, .swf and .swt) and QuickTime.


To set movie player preferences, go to Edit > Preferences > Movie. Choose a preferred media player and accessibility choices (subtitles, dubbed audio, captions and descriptions).


To play Flash video in PDF files you receive, you will need an adequate version of the Adobe® Flash player on your system.


Microsoft Silverlight multimedia, graphic, animated or interactive content embedded in PDF files can be played in PDF Converter Professional. The program allows you to embed Silverlight content into your PDF files, just choose the relevant file (extension .xaf). Both actions are possible only if Silverlight is installed on the computer.



When a document with an embedded movie is flattened, the movie is removed; only its icon remains.

Adding Movies