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Dynamic Media: Music, Video, Animation, and the Web in Adobe PDF by Bob Connolly

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Chapter 13. Rich-Media Slide Shows

Rich-Media Slide Shows

One of the biggest concerns that prospective clients have about rich-media PDFs is that the files can become quite large in size, especially if they include full-motion video. The ability to email the PDF is especially appealing to direct-marketing companies, but many Internet service providers cap email attachments at 5 MB, so it’s important to plan ahead to avoid that limitation.

If the video resides on a Web server outside the PDF and streams into the document, you really have no constraints in file size. But if you plan to embed the rich media inside the PDF, your choice is short video clips or an alternative ...

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