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Not able to import videos in Impress

Hi all,

I've searched around a bit a found links that explain many of the issues with trying to bring a video file into an Impress presentation, but nothing has helped yet.

Almost no matter what I do, I get the "format not supported" error message.

I'm building my presentation on Windows 7, but I have no idea what I'll be on when I actually present the slide show. I'm betting it will be a Mac or Linux laptop. I've tried compressing the videos tons of different ways, using the most common and some pretty obscure codecs (including mp4, mpeg, mov, avi, etc... )

For example, this link

sends me to a list of supported codecs here

I've tried using codecs like MPEG-4, MPEG-2, Sorenson3, and many, many others. I'm compressing through both After Effects and Handbrake. Literally the only thing that has worked so far has been rendering avi files with the codec "Intel IYUV", whatever that is. It works, but the files are HUGE, so it's not ideal.

I'm having a hard time believing that a simple mp4 compression just doesn't work. Anyone have any ideas at all? I want this to be a smooth presentation, and I just can't see how it's going to happen.

Thanks in advance!!