Unstoppable videos

asked 2019-07-08 17:14:50 +0200

I am using LibreOffice on Ubuntu 18.04. Due to some crashes I switched from the version that comes with Ubuntu 18.04 to the latest stable one (6.2.4.2) via http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/.... This works significantly better ... except for video playback. Most of them I can workaround, but what really hampers my use right now is that (sometimes) I can not go to the next slide until ALL of the videos have stopped playing. As I often have very long videos (as flexible background fillers) or looping videos, this poses a really annoying problem. Often I can not even exit the presentation (using ESC key). While I am typing this, I have been watching a single slide for over 10 minutes even though this

Other issues I notice:

  • if a video is even slightly outside the screen area, I get severely distorted playback (distorted in the sense of flickering and moving)
  • some videos are only playing with an offset, which changes depending where on the slide I position it (e.g. I place it in the top-right quarter - in presentation mode the preview image is shown there, but the video plays more towards the center of the screen than where the preview image is)

These I can usually work around, but the one with not able to switch to the next slide is annoying. I have not found a single description of this issue online, does nobody else experiences this problem? Are there any measures I can take to prevent this? Maybe encode my videos in a specific format (which would be the "best" format for libreoffice, i.e. the one it can natively play)?

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