My videos in Impress won't play after file transfer. Is there anything I can do about this?

asked 2019-01-06 06:53:55 +0100

updated 2019-01-06 07:03:33 +0100

My laptop recently had something wrong with it and the only way to save my files was to open them through Notepad and copy them to another laptop with a flash drive.

I can't use PowerPoint anymore, so I switched to LibreOffice. But now the videos in my presentations won't play. LibreOffice thinks that they're images.

I get the feeling there's nothing I can do to get my videos to work again, but any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Your operating system will have a file manager which is the tool you need to use for copying files, rather than opening them in a 'foreign' program that is not designed to handle those types of file. If you still have the old laptop, I suggest you try copying them again using the file manager.

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 2019-01-06 09:50:22 +0100 )edit

I opened some of my presentations in Powerpoint and the videos worked when I hit "Preview." Is there a preview button anywhere in Impress?

theresturauntisattheendoftime gravatar imagetheresturauntisattheendoftime ( 2019-01-07 03:11:38 +0100 )edit