Media Panel is missing all playback settings for MP4 files in InDesign 2020
CC 2020 is missing all its control settings for playing MP4 files in an interactive pdf. Until this year's upgrade you had multiple options on what Controller Functions appeared when playing/displaying MP4's in an Interactive PDF document.
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I can also confirm this is happening inside Acrobat Pro DC when adding MP4 Videos using Rich Media.
Things not working are Playback Control Not Working/ Saving, "Disable When" Settings. Maddening when 3 Videos Audio is playing simultaneously.
No point of having video's if you can't control them.
Has this been resolved yet? I seem to be having the same issue many months later.
Justin Putney commented
Ouch. This shouldn't have been removed.
ridiculous. need to be fixed asap, dishing out 50$ for broken features.
Wow 6 months ago they were told about this problem and still no change/solution.
I had to disappoint a client who needed the use of this feature.
I think this is very amateurish not listening to the users needs of one of the biggest file standards in the world. Ridiculous, I would totally turn my back on Adobe but have a CC subscription thru my work. Been publishing tons of PDFs with video over the years. Usually software is getting better over the years except Adobe?
i found the media button thanks to reading the comments. you have to go to window>interactive>media and the button will return
Why did you remove the features within this to begin with?
And how do I now link a video online to play within my document? Is there another way of doing this or have you removed this all together in 2020.
And it’s still not fixed? 🙀
Has this been resolved? We have clients in an urgent need
ninfamaria walsh commented
Yes, I agree with the chorus that is singing the need of the media control panel in Adobe Indesign's controller and navigation features. I work in the industry of technical writing and have used Adobe indesign to write user guides for clients. As I am updating guides to make the print media be more interactive it is sad to see that this basic control function is not present in the more up to date versions of InDesign. I have had to install a legacy version of the software to even be able to work with this but I know that at some point I will have to find another way or software to get what i need out of technical writing. In testing how well the media gets exported I see that Flash player will no longer be supported as of December 2020? How will this affect media that is imbedded in interactive PDFs? Please let me know! I need to find a solution if this will not allow videos to play beyond Dec 2020.
[Deleted User] commented
Hey im new to Indesign so i might be wrong here, I was frustrated about this too. But if you got to "Window" -> "Interactive" -> "Media" then u can pin it to "Interactive for PDF" im not sure if this has the exact same functionality as the previous version.
same issue. I am building out a web tutorial for client education, since we cant do on site anymore, and the video options are no longer available in the media menu. But they did just fix the flash player for mac so maybe the menu will get fixed too.
Also noticed I tried to put a caption box over the viewer window, to prompt the user to click inside the window to play the video, as I don't want it to auto play, and you cant put anything over the video screen. It just doesn't show up doesn't matter if its locked on a higher layer the flash player screen overrides anything in the same vicinity.
so much for designing it well... least the video plays.
WTF am I paying 50bucks a month for Adobe? Put this back in grrrr....
Yes, We absolutely need this back!
Ahmed Mouatassem GOUBI commented
Please Adobe fix it.
Free JSX script to give you the settings back as a dialog box, see https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/where-are-the-controllers/m-p/11135976?page=2#M186515
I am noticing the same issue with InDesign 2020.
Please Adobe, fix it.