Inserting a video clip into a document

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Inserting a video clip into a document

Postby alex4orly » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:56 am

I tried all sorts of video file formats, I get the same error - file format not supported.
Updated to the latest OO 4.1.16
Same error

Any idea?

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Re: Inserting a video clip into a document

Postby John_Ha » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:44 pm

Search the forum with video and tutorial.
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See the Writer Manual, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and the Writer guide.

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Re: Inserting a video clip into a document

Postby alex4orly » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:33 pm

Thanks,

I searched the forum with all the phrases I could think of, but there is no answer anywhere
If you know of a tutorial in the forum, please send me the link

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Re: Inserting a video clip into a document

Postby Bidouille » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:37 pm

alex4orly wrote:I tried all sorts of video file formats, I get the same error - file format not supported


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Re: Inserting a video clip into a document

Postby alex4orly » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:18 am

Thaks for the feedback
I will follow the links you kindly provided

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Re: Inserting a video clip into a document

Postby rondelp1464 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:32 pm

I am also having problems inserting a video file in an Impress presentation slide (already saved as a PPT file). I have just saved the file as an ODP, and it did not solve the problem. I have tried AVI, MP4, and WMV formats without success. Anyone else solved this problem. I am running OpenOffice 4.1.6 on a Windows 8.1 machine. I have never had any other issues with OpenOffice. I love it.
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Re: Inserting a video clip into a document

Postby RoryOF » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:02 am

My videos are usually long clips - several minutes, so I use a rather clunky method: I insert a hyperlink either to my video clip, or to a command line of the system video player pointing to the video clip, with any necessary command line parameters included. These methods mean that the system video player handles the video; you may need to turn off the video player application or cause it to live in the background.

Using this method, you must ensure that your video clip lives in a known location relative to the presentation file, and is moved to any host computer with it, as it is not now embedded.
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Re: Inserting a video clip into a document

Postby rondelp1464 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:22 pm

Thanks, but I really need a way to get the video embedded in the presentation so that it does not need the separate video file to reside with the presentation. I need to be able to email the presentation to a person and not require them to also make sure that the separate video file is handled correctly as well.
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Re: Inserting a video clip into a document

Postby RoryOF » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:31 pm

Display of an embedded video will depend on the correct codecs being installed on the target computer; these are not installed by OpenOffice. If embedding is to work you probably need to use older formats, such as .avi or .mpg. Display will also require OpenOffice Impress or MS Office Powerpoint to be installed on the target computer; you can have no guarantee that these will be available.
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Re: Inserting a video clip into a document

Postby rondelp1464 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:45 pm

Thanks for the information. I am quite certain that the Gentlemen who I planned to email the presentation to will have Microsoft Office/PowerPoint on their (work) computers, but NOT OpenOffice. That is the reason I originally saved the file as a PPT presentation (I have OpenOffice on my home PC, but NOT Microsoft Office/PowerPoint). It sounds like this is kind of unworkable in a realistic sense. I was hoping for an obscure solution that would allow me to do what I was hoping to accomplish. Oh well, it is not that critical that I accomplish what I was hoping to do.
Thanks again for your help.
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