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From Rory O'Farrell <>
Subject Impress problem on linux?
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:56:01 GMT
Before I raise an issue on Bugzilla, I would like confirmation of the following problem:

Using AOO 4.1.3 running on Xubuntu 16.04.1 I am not able to get Impress to play embedded videos.
 Any attempt to embed an .avi or an .mpg file is blocked by "The format of the selected file
is not supported" message and the file will not insert on the slide.  The .avi and .mpg files
play perfectly using the system video player (Parole) or VLC.  From memory this problem occurred
with AOO 4.0.0 - I have older presentations prepared in 2008 in which these embeddings worked
correctly, but such presentations do not play in current AOO 4.1.3.  I have tried a number
of different .avi and .mpg files, all to no avail within Impress.

I have checked using the same multimedia files on AOO 4,1.3 running on Windows XP - they work

My workaround is to insert a hyperlink to the .avi/.mpg files, which calls the system video
player.  This is a bit clunky, but at least the videos get shown.

Would other users please confirm if this problem shows up on other linux versions (please
indicate linux distro and version) so that I can post as detailed an issue as possible on

Rory O'Farrell <>

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