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2 Method | How to Embed Video in PDF on Windows/Mac/Online

Crystal Chen updated on Aug 04, 2022 to PDF Knowledge Center | min read

Now you realize that you need to embed a video from YouTube or any other video sharing site in your PDF. Or you want to upload a video to PDF. Then how do you do it? Adding videos to PDF has a great impact. If you are a teacher, then students will understand better by watching media files in PDF.

And for are a business, clients are more inclined to choose you after seeing some video about business or some video testimonials. Videos establish great communication and add to your authenticity. It's pretty easy to embed video in PDF. Using it with a link or by uploading it! Let's get started.

How to Embed Video in PDF - Add Video

What this function helps you is that you can choose a file from your computer and upload it to your PDF. The software we use for this task is called "Adobe Acrobat DC" and we will be using its latest version. It is the industry-leading software when it comes to PDF editing as it comes with a ton of features. You can convert, compress, split, OCR, etc.

Also, you can also edit some properties of your videos like resizing them or changing their position.

adobe rich media

Steps to add a video to PDF with Adobe:

Step 1. Open your PDF and go to "Tools" > "Rich Media". 

Step 2. Now, the "Rich Media" tab will appear on top of the PDF. From this Rich Media bar, select "Add Video".

Step 3. Now you will be asked to draw a box where you want the video to appear. Draw that box and then you will see a popup where you will be asked to upload a video.

Step 4. Now click on the "Browse" button in the dialog box and select a file from the computer. You can click on the "Advanced Options" checkbox for greater control over the video you are uploading. 

How to Embed Video in PDF - Add Link

Now, if you don't have the file on your computer and the video is from YouTube but still, you want to put the video in PDF, then you can use the link method. This method is that you can paste a link in your software and automatically fetch the video from the web and display it in the PDF.

This method is more recommended and better because it doesn't eat up any storage, so you can choose from anything on the internet. You have all the YouTube player controls and it is very fast and easy! To embed a video using Adobe, in the box which said "Paste URL", paste the URL of the YouTube video you are trying to embed.

Add Video in PDF on Windows

In this tutorial, EaseUS PDF Editor can be used to add a video URL to PDF. It is the best PDF editing software out there for Windows users, as it is very affordable and comes with great editing features. It can easily embed videos in PDFs in various different locations and it can embed videos from every video website like YouTube, etc.

Also, as a PDF editor, you can edit the content, including the images, forms, etc. 

Key Features:

Before following the steps, download this PDF editor!

Here is the tutorial for adding the video link to PDFs with EaseUS PDF Editor:

Step 1. Get and open this PDF editing tool on your computer. Next, click "Open File…" to import your PDF document.

Import PDF

Step 2. Click "Edit" > "Links" > "Insert Rectangle Link".

Insert link to pdf

Step 3. Select the anchor text, then the "Create Link" will open. Here you can choose the destination according to your needs: go to a page view, go to a named position, or open a web link. If you want to open a webpage, just choose "Open a web link. Once selected, click "Next".

add hyperlink to pdf

Step 4. Input the URL and click on "OK", and you can save your edited PDF files.

Import URL

Add Video in PDF on Mac

For Macs, try Adobe Acrobat again as it is one of the few PDF editors that support this function for macOS. It can also very quickly embed videos in PDFs along with being able to upload them from various websites. Adobe also has extra controls for adjusting your video's appearance in the PDF. Like other PDF editors, you can enrich your PDF with this software a lot. 

web link added

Steps for embedding a video:

Step 1. Open your PDF and go to "Tools" > "Rich Media".

Step 2. Now a "Rich Media" tab appears on top of your PDF. From this Rich Media bar, select the option "Add Video".

Step 3. Now you will be asked to draw a box where you want your video to appear. Draw that box and then you will see a popup where you will be asked to embed a video.

Step 4. In that popup window, enter the URL of your video that you want to embed from the web.


Now you know how to add a video to a PDF. Not many PDF Editors have this feature except EaseUS PDF Editor and Adobe Acrobat. Adobe is very expensive and hence we would recommend going with EaseUS PDF Editor as it is affordable along with many features. Hope that this article helped you solve your problem easily!

About the Author

author Crystal Chen

Crystal Chen

Crystal Chen is very interested in technology products. Experiencing many technological applications like video editors, screen recorders, and PDF editors, She is willing to solve users' issues through writing tech-related articles. Through her words, you can find various solutions to solve one problem.

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