Issue 92475 - Embedded movies do not play and loop correctly
Summary: Embedded movies do not play and loop correctly
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOO300m5
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial with 9 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: 3.4.0
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-08-05 13:55 UTC by fkbreitl
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Example for movie problems (19.94 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2008-08-05 13:57 UTC, fkbreitl
no flags Details
movie 1 (4.53 MB, application/octet-stream)
2008-08-05 14:00 UTC, fkbreitl
no flags Details
movie 2 (4.81 MB, application/octet-stream)
2008-08-05 14:02 UTC, fkbreitl
no flags Details
movie 3 (3.22 MB, application/octet-stream)
2008-08-05 14:03 UTC, fkbreitl
no flags Details
videos in ActiveMovie windows (135.23 KB, image/png)
2008-09-04 05:04 UTC, mbell
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Description fkbreitl 2008-08-05 13:55:39 UTC
Two movies embedded to the same slide do not display and loop correctly.

In Windows OO 3.0 Beta 2 only one movie loops. The other one only plays once.

In Linux OO 2.4.1 (Ubuntu 8.04) looping does not work at all. Moreover, the
Linux movie players render text in the movies unreadable.

Improvement is needed to make embedding movies working and a useful feature in
Comment 1 fkbreitl 2008-08-05 13:57:54 UTC
Created attachment 55565 [details]
Example for movie problems
Comment 2 fkbreitl 2008-08-05 14:00:49 UTC
Created attachment 55566 [details]
movie 1
Comment 3 fkbreitl 2008-08-05 14:02:28 UTC
Created attachment 55567 [details]
movie 2
Comment 4 fkbreitl 2008-08-05 14:03:22 UTC
Created attachment 55568 [details]
movie 3
Comment 5 mbell 2008-09-04 04:50:58 UTC
I reproduced this behavior on Windows XP SP3 with OpenOffice DEV300m29.

Method 1:
1. Open the example slideshow in Impress.

2. Start the show with Slide Show -> Slide Show (or F5).
  - The presentation starts and creates two new windows, each named
    "ActiveMovie Window", for the videos.
    The videos play once then stop. The windows remain open.

3. Click on the slide in the presentation area.
  - The presentation advances the show to the next slide.
    The video on the second slide opens in a new "ActiveMovie Window"
    and plays once. The window remains open.

Method 2:
1. Open the example slideshow in Impress.

2. Select the "Normal" tab.

3. Select "Slide 1" from the Slides pane on the left.

4. Select the left embedded video (labeled "γ-Schauer").

5. Click the Play button on the video toolbar near the bottom of the window.
  - The video plays through once, in place, and appears to try to repeat;
    the progress trackbar flickers between the start point and end point,
    but the video remains blank.

6. Click the Stop button on the video toolbar.

7. Select the right video (labeled "Proton-Schauer").

8. Click the Play button on the video toolbar.
  - The video plays and repeats continuously.

9. Click the Stop button on the video toolbar.

10. Select "Slide 2" from the Slides pane.

11. Select the embedded video. (This slide only had one video.)

12. Click the Play button on the video toolbar.
  - The video plays once; the progress trackbar flickers
    between the start and end points.

13. Click the Stop button on the video toolbar.

OpenOffice version:
OOo-dev 3.0.0
DEV300m29 (Build:9399)

Machine information:
Windows XP SP3
Athlon 64 X2, 2.1 GHz
Nvidia GeForce 8400GS
Xvid codec 1.1.3
Comment 6 mbell 2008-09-04 05:04:29 UTC
Created attachment 56209 [details]
videos in ActiveMovie windows
Comment 7 mbell 2008-09-04 05:21:46 UTC
A correction to my above comment:

The version of OpenOffice I was using reported "DEV300m29 (Build:9339)" in the
About dialog.

The download page reported "OOO300_m4".
Comment 8 adewji 2008-09-04 12:27:52 UTC
Windows XP ver 5.1.2600 SP3
OOo 3 Beta 2

Embedded movies on the same slide play and loop correctly simultaneously.
Movie on the next slide plays and loops correctly.

Error may be due to settings or platform.
Comment 9 wolframgarten 2008-09-05 12:57:17 UTC
Comment 10 fkbreitl 2008-09-14 16:57:52 UTC
In 3.0 Release Candidate 1 (build OOO300_m5) videos still don't
loop and additionally appear in a separate ActiveMovie window which is very
disturbing and inhibits OpenOffice to be used for showing movie sequences.
Comment 11 stevanwhite 2008-09-16 17:32:00 UTC
I think I am seeing the same issue in OO 2.4.1 in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy, on a Dell D420.

This is basically the distro setup--I have hardly used OO Impress before this.

Starting from the reporter's examples, I can play the movies--once.  
They do not loop, although the "Repeat" button appears to be enabled.
Comment 12 wolframgarten 2008-09-18 12:52:44 UTC
Reproducible. Reassigned. The "active window problem " is i93797. But the not
working of the loop is new.
Comment 13 Martin Hollmichel 2008-09-19 09:08:48 UTC
no request on releases yet, main part of the problem addressed by 93797
Comment 14 Olaf Felka 2008-09-19 09:25:51 UTC
This issue has not been considered as release blocker.
Comment 15 eteq 2008-12-19 00:24:30 UTC
The looping problem still exists on Ubuntu Intrepid with OOO300m9 - to me the
lack of looping is the main problem rather than 93797.  Any progress?
Comment 16 ooo 2009-09-17 10:21:13 UTC
Currently evaluating the loop-problem on different platforms; a target of OOo
3.2 seems to be valid to take into consideration.
Comment 17 guysoft42 2010-06-10 00:40:19 UTC
Problem still exists. Looping does not work :(

Running Debian Sid 3.2.1 
OOO320m19 (Build:9505)
ooo-build, Debian package 1:3.2.1-1
Comment 18 fkbreitl 2010-06-10 10:37:13 UTC
Hi, guysoft and others,

I found a solution: Use Power Point or some other professional software.
It's not free, but at least it has the basic functionality working and so will
pay off rather soon.

OpenOffice is full of bugs and show stoppers. You will notice when you start
using it. Bear in mind it is incompatible to Microsoft and you can't switch
easily after you have started.

Don't wait for the developers to fix important bugs. They won't.
I gave up filing OpenOffice bugs long time ago after I noticed it is useless and
endless. I got the impression, the developers never use their own software for
something serious and don't care about the bug tracker.
Comment 19 guysoft42 2010-06-10 21:06:45 UTC
Your workaround is NOT a solution because this application you are talking
about, does not run on Linux (and BTW has tons of bugs itself).
OpenOffice is professional software. Unlike Powerpoint I can actually look at
the code myself and repair it.

Developers are not the only players in open source software. Some get paid for
their work, and they don't have to 'care' about actually using them.

The bug report system is only part of the picture. I was hoping some developer
might point me to the right direction, and maybe I could actually debug this myself.

Comment 20 ooo 2010-06-11 04:24:35 UTC
The ActiveMovie Window issue should have been resolved in the meantime, the  
looping issue will be addressed with OOo 3.3 on Windows and Linux, together with 
some other *major* Linux enhancements, everybody working on Linux will really 
appreciate, I think. More on this soon via the official channels (Blog, feature 
announcement via mailing list etc.) ...

Set target to OOo 3.3
Comment 21 thorsten.ziehm 2010-11-09 08:33:02 UTC
OOo 3.3 is nearly final. I change the target of this issue to OOo 3.x. Please
find a solution and set a correct target, if you know when a fix can be integrated.
Comment 22 ooo 2010-11-15 13:20:09 UTC
set target to 3.4
Comment 23 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:33:38 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".