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Setting Media Options

After you import media files into a document, you can use the Media panel (New!) to preview media, set playback and other properties. You can preview FLV, F4V, SWF, MP4, and MP3 files directly in InDesign; all other legacy media cannot be viewed in the Media panel. You can select the playback controls you want, and select the placeholder poster image for FLV, F4V, and MP4 files. A placeholder poster image is the still image that appears for the media in the frame, which you can change or remove later. In addition, you can create navigation points, which are time-code markers, that you can use with button actions to play a video starting from any of the navigation points (New!). You can work with media frames like any other frame in InDesign.

Set Sound Options

  • blue1-circle.jpg Select the sound clip.
  • blue2-circle.jpg Select the Media panel.
    • Click the Window menu, point to Interactive, and then click Media.
  • blue3-circle.jpg Select any of the following check boxes to enable the option:
    • Play on Page Turn. Select to play the sound when turned to the page. If other objects are set to play, the Timing panel determines the order.

    • Stop on Page Turn. Select to stop playing an MP3 sound when turned to a different page.

    • Loop. Select to play the MP3 sound repeatedly.

  • blue4-circle.jpg Click the Poster list arrow, and then select a poster option:
    • None. Removes poster image.

    • Standard. Uses the file: StandardSoundPoster.jpg.

    • Choose Image. Use the Browse button to select a bitmap graphic (BMP).

Set Video Options

  • blue1-circle.jpg Select the video clip.
  • blue2-circle.jpg Select the Media panel.
    • Click the Window menu, point to Interactive, and then click Media.
  • blue3-circle.jpg Select any of the following check boxes to enable the option:
    • Play on Page Turn. Select to play the video when turned to the page. If other objects are set to play, the Timing panel determines the order.

    • Loop (SWF export only). Select to play the video repeatedly. For SWF Flash video, it only works in exported files.

  • blue4-circle.jpg Click the Poster list arrow, and then select a poster option:
    • None. Removes poster image.

    • Standard. Uses the file: StandardMoviePoster.jpg.

    • From Current Frame. Uses the current frame displayed in the Media panel. Use the slider to change it, and then click the Use Current Frame button.

    • Choose Image. Use the Browse button to select a bitmap graphic (BMP).

  • blue5-circle.jpg Click the Controller list arrow, select a playback control skin.
    • Show Controller on Rollover. Select to show the controller when you point to the media.

  • blue6-circle.jpg To create a navigation point, drag the slider to a frame, and then click the Add Nav Point button, type a name, and then press Enter (Win) or Return (Mac). To remove a navigation point, select the point name in the list, and then click the Delete Nav Point button.
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