Issue 68876 - More flexibility for attaching sounds to effects
Summary: More flexibility for attaching sounds to effects
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 43306
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-08-23 07:44 UTC by umoser
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:06 UTC (History)
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Description umoser 2006-08-23 07:44:27 UTC
The way that sounds can be attached to effects in Impress under 
Linux is fairly complicated not because of the way sounds can be selected but 
because OOo does not use an existing working sound engine. There are mainly 
the ALSA and the OSS sound systems with ALSA replacing OSS as far as it seems. 
With actual distros you normally have a working sound system after install or 
upgrade. Why can't OOo use this instead of the Java installation you need to 
There is a workaround using the start process function but this does not 
accept parameters for the process so you need to setup a short shell script 
for each sound. I guess the easiest way would be to add a config parameter set 
where you can enter the pass to your preferred player and the start and stop 
commands needed to start a sound and stop it if requested. The only other 
parameter needed in the presentation would be the name of the sound file.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2006-08-23 08:13:45 UTC
You need to have JMF installed and setup in OOo to get it working. There is
issue 43306 because the situaion is not satisfying.
Comment 2 umoser 2006-08-23 09:08:24 UTC
Marked as duplicate of issue 43306.
Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2014-05-05 19:15:35 UTC
Duplicate per comment 2

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 43306 ***