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Can LibreOffice Impress embed MP4 videos? [closed]

asked 2014-04-19 17:33:54 +0200

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Openoffice can't. Can LibreOffice?

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Please edit your question to indicate the codec used by the audio / video stream within the MP4. Thanks.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-04-20 02:25:36 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-08-10 00:45:36 +0200

updated 2014-08-10 02:29:13 +0200

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I have an ODP that in version 4.2 ran an mp4 in 4.3 no longer runs? Discontinued some codec?

General

Format                         : MPEG-4
Format profile                 : Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID                       : mp42
File size                      : 8.32 MiB
Duration                       : 3mn 35s
Overall bit rate mode          : Variable
Overall bit rate               : 324 Kbps
Encoded date                   : UTC 2014-02-01 13:04:13
Tagged date                    : UTC 2014-02-01 13:04:13
gsst                           : 0
gstd                           : 215318
gssd                           : BADC21DA4MH1397929788630621
gshh                           : r13---sn-hp576ne7.googlevideo.com

Video

ID                             : 1
Format                         : AVC
Format/Info                    : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                 : Baseline@L1.3
Format settings, CABAC         : No
Format settings, ReFrames      : 1 frame
Codec ID                       : avc1
Codec ID/Info                  : Advanced Video Coding
Duration                       : 3mn 35s
Bit rate                       : 250 Kbps
Maximum bit rate               : 945 Kbps
Width                          : 320 pixels
Height                         : 240 pixels
Display aspect ratio           : 4:3
Frame rate mode                : Constant
Frame rate                     : 25.000 fps
Color space                    : YUV
Chroma subsampling             : 4:2:0
Bit depth                      : 8 bits
Scan type                      : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)             : 0.130
Stream size                    : 6.41 MiB (77%)
Tagged date                    : UTC 2014-02-01 13:04:14

Audio

ID                             : 2
Format                         : AAC
Format/Info                    : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile                 : LC
Codec ID                       : 40
Duration                       : 3mn 35s
Bit rate mode                  : Variable
Bit rate                       : 72.0 Kbps
Maximum bit rate               : 76.9 Kbps
Channel(s)                     : 1 channel
Channel positions              : Front: C
Sampling rate                  : 44.1 KHz
Compression mode               : Lossy
Stream size                    : 1.85 MiB (22%)
Title                          : IsoMedia File Produced by Google, 5-11-2011
Encoded date                   : UTC 2014-02-01 13:04:14
Tagged date                    : UTC 2014-02-01 13:04:14
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Thanks for posting the details. The video in your example is using MPEG-4 Part 10 (list of MPEG-4 part specifications on Wikipedia). What operating system are you running? The codec used by LO, as indicated in this answer, must support this video codec for it to play. If the documentation says it does and it is not playing, please report a bug.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-08-10 02:53:08 +0200 )edit
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answered 2014-04-20 02:24:58 +0200

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Please refer this answer. Also note that MP4 is a container format that tells us nothing about the codec used in the audio / video streams within the container. The codec for each stream is what is required in order for the video file in question to play.

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I referred to the answer referenced......to find this On Windows, LibreOffice can open anything for which DirectShow filters are installed (list of default formats). Fair enough, so what direct show list is on the windows site? File types: Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG) Compression Microsoft MPEG-4 version 3* Which doesn't get me, the end user, much farther down the road. What I know is that mp4 videos play in windows media player, not in LO. Nothing but wmv files in LO runs for me.

danikamom gravatar imagedanikamom ( 2014-11-10 17:23:54 +0200 )edit

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