[tex-live] how to embed mp3 into pdf using pdfTeX?

Tigran Aivazian tigran at aivazian.fsnet.co.uk
Mon Dec 6 12:58:58 CET 2004


Is it possible to embed mp3 files (and make them playable from within 
Acrobat Reader) into a pdf file?

My guess is that I can use attachfile.sty (appropriately fixed by Vladimir 
Volovich and myself to handle mimetype correctly. I fixed attachfile.sty 
to store /Subtype as a name and not string and Vladimir provided a way to 
store #-encoded "/" character in the mimetype value) and just use file 
attachment annotation with the proper /Subtype. Then Acrobat Reader 
(maybe) will invoke external mp3 player when you click on it.

But what I am seeking is to use the Sound annotation and make Acrobat play 
mp3 files internally, without the need for external mp3 player. Is this 
possible? I.e. does Acrobat Reader contain a built-in mp3 player?

Kind regards

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