Bug 46624 - pdf export does not include movie files
Summary: pdf export does not include movie files
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: high enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:pdf
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Blocks: PDF-Export
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Reported: 2012-02-25 12:07 UTC by sander
Modified: 2017-08-13 04:32 UTC (History)
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Description sander 2012-02-25 12:07:40 UTC
I have odp presentations that contain movie files, inserted via 'insert --> movie and sound'.  When I export these presentations to pdf, the resulting pdf file does not show the movie.  Instead only the placeholder icon appears.  This happens both for movie files that are only linked to from the odp (as was standard in pre-3.5 LO), and for movies that are actually embedded in the odp file.
Comment 1 sasha.libreoffice 2012-04-03 07:52:59 UTC
Thanks for bugreport
May be used version of PDF (produced by Impress) not allow this. Please, verify.
Comment 2 sander 2012-04-05 08:05:17 UTC
My version of impress (3.5.0) creates pdf 1.4 files.  In this version, linked movies are definitely allowed.  For the embedded movies I'd have to check, but I am pretty sure they are allowed too.
Comment 3 sasha.libreoffice 2012-04-05 08:11:23 UTC
Thanks for additional testing
Comment 4 sander 2012-05-31 01:29:11 UTC
It seems that embedded movies are allowed in pdf 1.5 and higher.
Comment 5 Stephen L. 2012-12-02 12:52:45 UTC
Hello there,

Please when will this be implemented? I really would like to share my presentation with embedded videos as PDF. Also, I've heard that the latest pdf v1.9 version seems to allow for a better support of embedded videos.
Comment 6 hadim 2013-07-09 13:17:29 UTC
Any up there ?

Since LO has very bad interoperability with PowerPoint (I don't blame developers, but we all are aware that PP is world wide used for presentations instead of LO). So this feature is a must have to be able to use LO for presentation (in my lab for example).

So some good news for this feature will be really awesome !
Comment 7 Oliver Sander 2017-08-13 04:32:38 UTC
This has been implemented in LO 5.4, see