Play video from Beamer LaTeX presentation PDF

To pop up your default video player upon click in Beamer LaTeX-generated PDF, use the LaTeX syntax

\href{run:myvideo.avi}{my cool video}

Notes on path

You must use either

  • relative path (e.g. ../data/myvid.avi gfx/myvid.avi)
  • fully resolved absolute path (e.g. /home/joe/data/myvid.avi)

Because these will NOT work

  • ~
  • $HOME

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