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asked 2012-10-14 18:36:35 +0100

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I am using impress and have inserted a video in a given slide. I want this video to span for several slides until it actually finishes. Is there a way to achieve this?

Regards, Enrique

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answered 2012-12-03 06:38:10 +0100

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I don't think so, but you might be able to achieve a similar effect by animating elements on a single slide to give the illusion of multiple slides.

Or, you could setup the video to be run by an external program such that the video window is 'always on top' above the presentation; the method by which you'd do this would be quite platform-dependent (disclaimer: I haven't tried this latter method so it might not work).

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answered 2013-04-13 18:43:28 +0100

It's a pity that videos cannot play across multiple slides.

In my case, since I only wanted a short intro video, I made the video half the slide size (placing it at the top) and added a text effect at the bottom. The intro video was 20 seconds long, so I set my first slide to that. I used text on the bottom part of the slide, using the start effect of 'raising up' and exiting 'dissolve'

If you intend to play a video that goes across all slides, there is a sort of workaround that may help, although I think it's only of use if you were intending to record the Impress files as a movie. Using full screen and a screen capturing application could get the results you want.

Here the YouTube link to Tutoringby Pop's video

PS: I'm a total newbie with Linux, Libreoffice, especially Impress, but I'm really enjoying learning all this.

PPS: Where's the Commenting Tool?

Best wishes molendinar

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