How do I convert PDF files into video files (AVI/DIVX/MPEG or other)

I have a collection of PDF files that I'd like to turn into videos. Ideally the video would consist of a full page view scrolling at a slow enough speed to read. The application 'GoodReader' on the iPhone has a feature where the pdf 'scrolls up'. Im looking for a way to create 'pdf videos', that I can watch on my pc.
If I can't get the scrolling thats fine, but I cannot find any programs that actually work. Many crash when trying to convert the (quite small) files.
Any help with this would be welcome - I'm looking for something that will take my pdf files, and create a video that displays the pages (either scrolling or non scrolling).
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I know it's a rather manual process, but if nothing else comes up, you could use screen capture software on an opened PDF and scroll down the document by hand.  I would suggest a couple of the packages by TechSmith (Jing / Camtasia Studio).
I suggest you use a screen capture software too. Camstudio is free and small:

Open the PDF in Acrobat Reader (free download on and  choose View > Automatically Scroll
Use the up/down arrow on the keyboard to decrease/increase the speed of scrolling.
astincrawfordAuthor Commented:
thanks for the tips guys but I found the best way was to convert the pdf to an swf which I could then convert to video easier,

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Please post your experience converting pdf to swf here, probably will be usefull to another user.

astincrawfordAuthor Commented:

Sure - first of all download the free pdf to swf to

There are a few options given but its easiest to convert the document with each page as a separate frame.

Then you can convert the swf to any movie format you like.

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acrobat pro can scroll pdf pages  which is very easy to read without scrolling and allows you to adjust the speed as well.
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