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I can't embed video into word document

asked 2020-04-29 01:38:43 +0100

Sergerator gravatar image

updated 2020-04-29 09:29:06 +0100

I mean I can embed the video, but once the file is converted to PDF and saved the video does not play when I click on it. I used to be able to embed the video using insert>object>createfile but when I try now LO simply crashes constantly

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answered 2020-04-29 06:36:00 +0100

DrewJensen gravatar image

I'm using LibreOffice 6.4 Create your file with embedded video (I used a writer file with an embedded mp4 file) Select File->Export as Select PDF and on the PDF options screen select to create a PDF/A 2b See screen shot.PDF Options Dialog

Works fine here (Linux [Ubtuntu 18.04])

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How did you embed the video? I try insert object>ole object>create a file but then LO crashes without ever putting the file into the document.

Sergerator gravatar imageSergerator ( 2020-04-29 09:03:08 +0100 )edit

edit - let me try this again When you restarted LibreOffice after the crash have you tried running in 'Safe Mode' to see if the crash goes away - if so then the issue is with your user configuration and you can clear that by starting with a clean user configuration - another option when you start in safe mode. --- end edit Again this is LibreOffice 6.4 Insert->Media->Audio or Video

DrewJensen gravatar imageDrewJensen ( 2020-04-29 09:25:09 +0100 )edit

I have tried countless times to add using insert>media>video but no matter what format I use (mp4, mpg, mov, avi) it says the format is not accepted. I started in safe mode, deleted the copy of the file and made a new one. Tried to add media>video but the .mov file was denied saying format not accepted :(

Sergerator gravatar imageSergerator ( 2020-04-29 10:48:32 +0100 )edit

But no crash? Or does it still crash for video types it does accept?

DrewJensen gravatar imageDrewJensen ( 2020-04-30 00:21:04 +0100 )edit

Not crashing now but simply reports that the video format is not accepted. I've tried mp4, mpg, avi, wmv and mov.

Sergerator gravatar imageSergerator ( 2020-04-30 01:26:31 +0100 )edit

Huh - are you on Windows or?

DrewJensen gravatar imageDrewJensen ( 2020-04-30 01:43:21 +0100 )edit

Windows 10 Pro

Sergerator gravatar imageSergerator ( 2020-04-30 03:54:21 +0100 )edit

Anyone else got any ideas on this?

Sergerator gravatar imageSergerator ( 2020-05-05 01:28:59 +0100 )edit
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