Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Dec 2006 18:35 UTC, submitted by Patrik Buckau
Features, Office "OpenOffice.org 2.1 is recommend for all users, as it represents a significant improvement over all previous versions. Among other things: multiple monitor support for Impress; improved Calc HTML export; enhanced Access support for Base; even more languages; automatic notification of updates."
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RE[2]: Impress?
by DrillSgt on Tue 12th Dec 2006 22:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Impress?"
DrillSgt
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2005-12-02

"I don't know what version you're using, but I can embed audio and video into Impress slides perfectly well using OO.o 2.04 that comes with Ubuntu Edgy. It's as simple as clicking on Insert -> Video and Sound."

When I do that I get "Unsupported format". I am inserting a wav file.

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RE[3]: Impress?
by aaronb on Tue 12th Dec 2006 22:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Impress?"
aaronb Member since:
2005-07-06

Is it a plain wav file not a ADPCM wav file ?

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RE[4]: Impress?
by DrillSgt on Tue 12th Dec 2006 23:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Impress?"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"Is it a plain wav file not a ADPCM wav file ?"

Yep, it is a plain wav file. After looking through OO.o support this does seem to be an issue, with a couple of bugs already reported on it going back 2 versions. I plan on hammering away at it here to see if I can make it work. If I can, then I can try and save some company money.

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RE[3]: Impress?
by tristan on Tue 12th Dec 2006 22:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Impress?"
tristan Member since:
2006-02-01

When I do that I get "Unsupported format". I am inserting a wav file.

At the risk of going wildly off-topic, a bit of Googling revealed that this feature apparently uses GStreamer (on Linux, at least).

So, theoretically at least, you should be able to import any file that can be played in Totem. Of course you'll need the appropriate GStreamer plugins installed: these are the gstreamer0.10-plugins-good/bad/ugly packages in Ubuntu.

(Yes, I agree, this should be made more clear in OO.o.)

Sorry I can't be of more help, but I don't use OpenOffice much: I'm so old school, I use LaTeX for doing presentations...

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