Issue 90272 - ppt export: Imported movie objects lost on Save
Summary: ppt export: Imported movie objects lost on Save
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: save-export (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial with 18 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: needmoreinfo
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-06-02 20:51 UTC by theboblet
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:21 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

Some formatting may be lost warning (25.48 KB, text/plain)
2008-06-14 00:17 UTC, scott_barber
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Description theboblet 2008-06-02 20:51:10 UTC
Movies can be imported into Impress, and play fine using both the Media Playback
toolbar and Play Slideshow.  But, on saving and then re-opening the
presentation, the object is lost from the slide.  

Happens with both PPT and ODT formats.  

On closing the presentation again, Impress reports that "the document has been
modified" and offers to save.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2008-06-03 07:55:36 UTC
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2008-06-13 11:14:01 UTC
Not reproducible here. Did you move the presentation or the movies in the meantime?
Comment 3 scott_barber 2008-06-13 23:59:50 UTC
I experienced this defect (I *believe* with OOo 2.0.0, but I no longer have that
machine and cannot confirm, it was over a year ago) on Windows XP for the first
time as I was doing a final A/V check for a keynote address at a software
testing conference while the participants were being seated.  Luckily, it was an
opening keynote and the conference organizer’s announcements took long enough
for me to re-import my video clips.

I am able to reproduce this defect using OOo-dev 3.0 on Windows XP with .mpg,
.wmv and .avi files, but only for .ppt formatted files, not .odp formatted files.

How I reproduced this defect:

Setup: Launch Impress, create new file with 3 slides, embed .mpg on slide 1,
.wmv. on slide 2, .avi on slide 3, play slide show (all three movies play), save
file (once as .odp, once as .ppt), close file, but not Impress.  

*Note* when saving in .ppt format, I did observe a message stating that “some
formatting or content may not be compatible with the .ppt format.” (Screenshot
attached “Format_Warning.jpg”).  This may have been a work around implemented in
OOo-dev 3.0.  I didn’t pay any attention to the message at first because I’m
used to similar messages appearing any time a file is saved in other than the
native format.


1. re-open .odp (all three movies play), close .odp, re-open .ppt (no movies)
2. close Impress, re-launch impress, open .ppt (no movies), close .ppt, open
.odp (all three movies play)
3. Reboot, re-launch impress, open .odp (all three movies play) close .odp, open
.ppt (no movies)
4. launch PowerPoint, open .ppt (no movies)
Comment 4 scott_barber 2008-06-14 00:17:32 UTC
Created attachment 54472 [details]
Some formatting may be lost warning
Comment 5 wolframgarten 2008-06-17 09:40:56 UTC
Reproducible. Reassigned.Adapted the summary.
Comment 6 sr2010 2010-04-20 05:21:29 UTC
I agree that this is a serious issue.  At the very least the software needs to 
issue a warning that embedded video may not work in a ppt file viewed outside 
of oo; the generic warning about some formatting being lost isn't enough.  I 
wasted hours on this, and from what I read on the forums others have also 
wasted hours on it.  I am surprised there aren't more votes for this issue, but 
I'm new here and don't really understand the voting system.  It took me quite 
some time to find the issue tracker and figure out the voting, and I suspect 
that stops a lot of users from casting votes.  Thank you.
Comment 7 nmathew 2010-09-12 06:57:37 UTC
See this mail chain