Issue 6979 - Playing MPEG Video via Macro / Full Screen Acess?
Summary: Playing MPEG Video via Macro / Full Screen Acess?
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.1
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P4 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: christian.guenther
QA Contact: issues@graphics
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-08-14 06:42 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:21 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description Unknown 2002-08-14 06:42:40 UTC
I wrote a little macro (see below) that calls an MPEG player, so I can show
movies in presentations; I activate it via an "Interaction" object in my
presentation.  It works great when I click that object in Drawing Mode: the
movie is played full screen.  But when I try the same while running the slide
show full screen, there is some back and forth, but the movie does not show. 
When I then exit the show, I find the movie running in a normal X-window. 
Obviously there is some problem with two processes trying to get full control of
the screen.  Is there any way around it?  A macro command that would allow my
macro to switch Impress from FullScreen to Drawing Mode, then run the movie full
screen, and return Impress to Full Screen after the movie would do, but I
haven't been able to find that in the BASIC manual ("Presentation always on top
is OFF").

Help appreciated!

Sub runxterm(filename As String)
  Shell("/usr/bin/plaympeg", 10, "--loop --fullscreen " + filename + ".mpg")
End Sub
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2002-08-14 13:56:51 UTC
Set to new.
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2002-08-14 13:57:16 UTC
Reassigned to Falko.
Comment 3 horkana 2003-04-15 20:36:31 UTC
typo in summary 
Comment 4 falko.tesch 2003-10-27 08:53:48 UTC
Wrong owner. This is a help request.
Comment 5 wolframgarten 2003-10-27 09:00:35 UTC
Reassigned to Christian.
Comment 6 smash0190 2004-12-01 17:01:14 UTC
For mplayer users this might work better. Also it blocks openoffice until 
mplayer is finished which prevents problems with openoffice trying to get into 
the foreground: 
Sub playmovie(filename As String) 
  Shell("/usr/bin/gmplayer",10,"-fs "+filename,true) 
End Sub 
Comment 7 christian.guenther 2007-02-06 14:27:05 UTC
I can't reproduce the bug.
I tested it with mplayer because I didn't find a page where I can download the
plaympeg player.
Comment 8 christian.guenther 2007-04-27 14:19:25 UTC
My last comment is from feb 06 and I can't reproduce the bug.
Have anybody some additional information how to reproduce the bug?
I have to close the issue without more info.
Comment 9 christian.guenther 2007-05-10 10:54:19 UTC
Close as works for me.
Please reopen it if you can still reproduce it with the latest stable version (2.2)