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[Solved] 4.1.5 loaded and now Impress video incompatability

Postby wysewun » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:12 am

My 19 m.o. laptop died and I have bought a new one and downloaded Open Office 4.1.5 on Win10. I have Impress presentations that I made on an earlier version into which I successfully inserted MP4 video clips. Now they do not open. I tried altering the clips from MP4 to .avi using VLC Media Player, still with no success. Should I try to re-install Open Office earlier version? Or are there other formats I should try to convert to?
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Re: V.4.1.5 loaded and now Impress video incompatability

Postby RoryOF » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:45 am

OO 4 is not very happy with video. When I wish to insert a video clip, usually of soe minutes, I use a hyperlink to the clip and that causes the system video player to present it. A little clunky, but in the context of a longer clip that doesn't matter to me.

Alternately, LibreOffice is better at media inserts. This problem for OO has been looked at on the Developers list and a future release (possibly 4.2.0, possibly later) may fix this.
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Re: V.4.1.5 loaded and now Impress video incompatability

Postby wysewun » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:47 am

Thanks for that. Problem with the link is that one would have to be internet connected and that's not always possible when travelling about. If I started with Libre how would I transfer the ODT files across? I've spent months creating these presentations! Would it not work if I went back to a previous OO version? Sure appreciate the help.
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Re: V.4.1.5 loaded and now Impress video incompatability

Postby robleyd » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:36 am

Problem with the link is that one would have to be internet connected

Not if you hyperlink to a file on your computer.

If I started with Libre how would I transfer the ODT files across?

You simply install LO and use it to open your files rather than using AOO.
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Re: V.4.1.5 loaded and now Impress video incompatability

Postby wysewun » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:36 am

Thank you so much. Very simple answers that will no doubt solve my dilemma, even if at least temporarily. :bravo:
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Re: [Solved] 4.1.5 loaded and now Impress video incompatabil

Postby RoryOF » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:09 am

My advise on Presentations is to always run through the entire presentation privately, in advance of the public Presentation. Use the laptop you intend to use (or the USB stick); the projector can be simulated by a monitor attached to the external port of the laptop. You may need to manually (mouse click in the corner) turn off the system video/media player if using that to show your video.
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