Bug 38266 - Movie object replaces heading text box
Summary: Movie object replaces heading text box
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.2 release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-06-13 13:21 UTC by brenbarn
Modified: 2017-09-30 02:32 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description brenbarn 2011-06-13 13:21:37 UTC
I cannot find a way to insert a sound or video as a new object in Impress.  If I go to Insert->Movie and Sound, I can choose my file, but the inserted object replaces the main text box on my slide.  This happens even when I have nothing selected, or even if I create another object --- text box, graphic, etc. --- and select that.  It always replaces the main text box no matter what.  What I want is to insert a NEW object, not replace an existing one.
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-06-13 22:17:11 UTC
NOT rReproducible with "LibreOffice 3.4.0  – WIN7  Home Premium  (64bit) English UI [OOO340m1 (Build:12)]", new sound object will be added, replaces nothing.

May I ask you to read  hints on <http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport> carefully?
Then please:
- Attach a test kit with sample documents, edit results, ... 
- Attach screenshots with comments (you can add information using LibO DRAW
  and then attach your screenshot with comments as PDF) if necessary
- Contribute a step by step instruction containing every key press and every 
  mouse click how to reproduce your problem
- add information 
  -- what exactly is unexpected
  -- and why do you believe it's unexpected
  -- concerning your PC 
  -- concerning your OS
  -- concerning your LibO localization (UI language)
  –- LibO settings that might be related to your problems 
    (video hardware acceleration ...)
  -- how you launch LibO
  -- everything else crossing your mind after you read a.m. URL
Can you please file Bug reports with status UNCONFIRMED if your are not absolutely sure that you contributed all required background information and that the problem will be reproducible with information you can provide? 

Thank you!
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-06-13 22:34:49 UTC
[Reproducible] with "LibreOffice 3.4.0  – WIN7  Home Premium  (64bit) English UI [OOO340m1 (Build:12)]" and "win7_scenic-demoshort_raw.wtv"

Worked fine with sound, but indeed, a movie replaces the heading text box. It does not matter whether still default text is shown or already a user text has been typed.

Please feel free to reassign if it’s not your area.
Comment 3 James King 2011-07-21 05:28:31 UTC
I can reproduce the bug in Ubuntu 11.04. My workaround has been to copy the text that would be replaced by the inserted movie to the clipboard. Then after the movie is inserted, I paste the text back into the presentation.

I can verify as well that, at least for me, the bug does not exist in OpenOffice.
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-07-21 08:43:09 UTC
Please do not touch picker fields if you do not know for what they are!
Thank you for the workaround!
Comment 5 ign_christian 2013-06-05 16:00:54 UTC
This bug has not been touched by for a long time. 
Just confirming, is this bug still ASSIGNED?
Comment 6 steve 2015-05-03 08:08:15 UTC
obviously not assigned, freeing bug.
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:38:14 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 James King 2016-09-20 15:47:59 UTC
The bug is still present in Libreoffice 5.2 with Lubuntu 16.04, and operates the same way. 

The workaround is still effective, even if it is somewhat cumbersome:

I have to insert the video first, see which text block will get deleted upon inserting, then undo, then select the text that will get deleted when the video is inserted, copy the text block to the clipboard, insert the video, move the video and resize it (the inserted video is scaled to the text block that it replaces and is often not at 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio), and then paste the text from the clipboard back into the slide.

Hopefully the bug will eventually be fixed so that when I insert a video to a presentation slide, it does not replace any text block in that slide, and is just added to the slide.
Comment 9 Xisco Faulí 2017-09-29 08:50:26 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 James King 2017-09-30 02:32:04 UTC
Bug did not happen in my most recent test with LibreOffice on Ubuntu 16.04.