Don't see embedded films in PDF

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  1. johannnn macrumors 65816

    johannnn

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    #1
    http://motionmountain.net/ is supposed to have great physic textbooks, free as PDF. They say "in full colour, with embedded films and animations". So I download a chapter from http://motionmountain.net/download.html, but where I suppose movies should be seen I just see their logo which is a hyperlink back to http://motionmountain.net/. I don't have a Windows box to see if this is a Mac issue, but I've tried with both Snow Leopard and Lion using both Preview, Adobe Acrobat X and Reader 10.

    Does anyone have an idea on what is going on here?

    Thanks
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    I have downloaded all six volumes of the set. Everything looks OK. Some observations:
    • The .zip file that is supposed to contain all six volumes only contains the first four.
    • The photographs are clickable, but clicking on them does nothing.
    • Illustrations and diagrams are not clickable--most of them anyway.
    • I have managed to play one video. However, there is nothing to distinguish photograph from video. I do not see any unresolved URLs in any of the PDFs.
    Tested Acrobat Pro 9.4.4 under MacOS X 10.4.11 on 2004 2.0 GHz Dual Power Mac G5 and and Acrobat Pro X under MacOS X 10.6.7 on 17" MacBook Pro (Early 2009).
     
  3. johannnn thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. ayaya macrumors newbie

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    I get all six files, and can see all movies in them in Adobe Reader 8 or 9, including 9.4.4. I can start and stop all movies with the mouse, and I find them by searching for the word "film" in the caption.

    Frank
     

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