CTAN has a new package: flashmovie
This package allows direct embedding of flash movies into PDF files. It is designed for use with pdflatex. Basically it uses the fact that the Adobe Reader 9 contains an embedded Adobe Flash player which can be invoked with the "rich media annotation" feature which is described in "Adobe Supplement to the ISO 32000 BaseVersion: 1.7 ExtensionLevel: 3". advantages: - You can directly embed videos into the pdf (external window is optimal and not necessary). - You can play back videos without worrying about platform dependencies. disadvantages: - You can only play back embedded videos with Adobe Reader 9 and upwards.\
This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/flashmovie . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/flashmovie (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .
flashmovie – Directly embed flash movies into PDF files
The package allows direct embedding of flash movies into PDF files. It is designed for use with pdfLaTeX.
The package takes advantage of the embedded Adobe Flash player in Adobe Reader 9; the reader is invoked with the ‘rich media annotation’ feature, described in “Adobe Supplement to the ISO 32000 BaseVersion: 1.7 ExtensionLevel: 3”.
This method of embedding movies is attractive since it removes all platform dependencies; however, the user is required to use Acrobat 9.