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Can't insert a video

PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:31 pm
by chris64
I have tried AVI, MWV, and MOV. Each time I get an error that it's not supported :?:

Re: Can't insert a video

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:07 am
by chris64
Please help. What are your thoughts of Libre office? Is it more/less robust than open office? I'm running mac.

Re: Can't insert a video

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:44 am
by Hagar Delest
LO benefits from a much more active development. Try and keep it if it best suits your needs.

Re: Can't insert a video

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:47 am
by RoryOF
My usual procedure is to insert a hyperlink to the video file, which causes the system media player to take over and show the video - admittedly this is clunky, but for substantial video clips of minutes it is effective and the audience usually overlooks any clunkiness.

Re: Can't insert a video

PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:48 am
by chris64
That sounds great! How do I do it? I inserted a hyperlink but will it run when the slide appears? Won't won't but perhaps I didn't insert it correctly

Re: Can't insert a video

PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:08 am
by RoryOF
One has to Ctrl Click on the Hyperiink. One can also modify the hyperlink to include a full command line invoking the system media player, commands for full screen, exit etc, and then the full path to the video clip. Usually I use the pause before clicking on hyperlink to say a few words to put the video clip in context.

I have not experimented with the hyperlink being automatically invoked on slide appearance. If you wish to try for that, I suggest playing with a three slide presentation with hyperlink on slide 2.

Re: Can't insert a video

PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:26 am
by Bidouille
chris64 wrote:I have tried AVI, MWV, and MOV. Each time I get an error that it's not supported

Insert a video works fine with AOO 4.1.9 and Win10 x64 Pro.
Try with this short file: https://forum.openoffice.org/fr/forum/d ... p?id=25578

Note that is not an insert (embed) but just a link.

Re: Can't insert a video

PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:51 pm
by MrProgrammer
chris64 wrote:What are your thoughts of Libre office?
You can find plenty of topics about that. There is a Search feature and a LibreOffice forum, but you can start with these.
[Solved] LibreOffice - OpenOffice - Which one to use?
[Solved] OpenOffice vs LibreOffice
[Solved] OpenOffice vs LibreOffice (another one)
[Solved] OpenOffice and LibreOffice similarities
… ad nauseum

chris64 wrote:I have tried AVI, MWV, and MOV. Each time I get an error that it's not supported
A search of the Impress forum will find many posts about problems with audio and video. You can look for them since it's your topic. Personally I would not waste my time with trying to use audio/video in an Impress presentation. However, since you say you have a Mac, you can use Keynote. It's probably already installed on your machine and if not it's free from the App Store. Traditionally Apple's products are very good with audio/video. I can play video files of my own in Keynote. All of them crash in OpenOffice.
Q59: Can I exchange documents between OpenOffice and iWork, Apple's office suite?

Bidouille wrote:Try with this short file: https://forum.openoffice.org/fr/forum/d ... p?id=25578
I downloaded that file but can't play it on MacOS in either OpenOffice, Keynote, Quicktime Player, or iMovie. This doesn't surprise me since AVI is a proprietary Microsnot format. I can presumably find applications which play AVI format, but that would be getting off-topic and doesn't help the OP solve their problem. mini_video.avi is recognized as a video file, at least.
$ file *.avi
mini_video.avi: RIFF (little-endian) data, AVI, 540 x 360, >30 fps, video: XviD, audio: MPEG-1 Layer 3 (stereo, 44100 Hz)

chris64 wrote:I'm running mac.
How do you expect to get appropriate help here when you provide bad information in your signature? Can I trust that you really run AOO 4.1.1? You receive no further posts from me until you've updated your signature.
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