Bug 57654 - [VBA DATALOSS APPCRASH] LibreOffice doesn't play The Worlds First Music Video In An Excel Spreadsheet by ACDC
Summary: [VBA DATALOSS APPCRASH] LibreOffice doesn't play The Worlds First Music Video...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: BASIC (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium critical
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-11-28 16:02 UTC by Jesus Corrius
Modified: 2015-07-18 17:27 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

Document after crah (2.37 MB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2013-04-06 14:15 UTC, Florian Reisinger

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Description Jesus Corrius 2012-11-28 16:02:29 UTC
LibreOffice doesn't play The Worlds First Music Video In An Excel Spreadsheet by ACDC. You can find the original document in the following URL:


As a reference, you can see how this document should play in this Youtube video:

Comment 1 Florian Reisinger 2013-04-06 14:15:43 UTC
Created attachment 77526 [details]
Document after crah

@Joel: This is a major bug with some subbugs:
- VBA code can't be executed [Okay this is the main bug and quite obvious]
-- APPCRASH, when clicking play (Everything is fine, when opening it on Excel
-- Document restore needs a long time to save the document for recovery (2-3 min on a i5-2500k machine)
-- Compare the content of the .xls before and after the crash INFORMATION got lost


OS: Win 7 x64

Version LibreOffice 3.4.5 OOO340m1 (Build:502)[Portable version] reports a "BASIC-Syntaxerror: Unexpected symbol: Get" [Translated from German.] Line: 
Get myFileId, , myArr() AND does not crash -> Regression

[BTW: OO.org 3.2 does not crash as well]
opening BugPrio chart: Critical -> High + MAB to Critical -> medium
More in the next comment
Comment 2 Florian Reisinger 2013-04-06 14:26:37 UTC
BTW: Version: Version:
Build ID: 61d1f8f237bb45901de9c8016ea48fab1c3570d [missing in last comment]

Tried with "Basic-Runtimeerror '57' (Original) Geräte-E/A-Fehler [de] Device -i/O-Error and a little movement, but no sound at all [Except of an error sound ~every second and (when the video stops) continueing for a long time...

So Latest working version IMHO broken in 4.0 First tested broken ""
Compatibility problem since time of OO.org

@Joel: read the previous comment as well. It is quite a major bug and a regression, with 4.0 data loss... THIS bug has everything (Thinking of HardHack)

I need your input here.... [Reason for needinfo]
Comment 3 Julien Nabet 2013-04-06 15:32:03 UTC
I know almost nothing about macros but I wonder how it can work, since:
1) we can see this:
 Private Sub Workbook_Open()

Dim tmpPath As String

tmpPath = ThisWorkbook.Path
AudioFile = tmpPath & "\ACDC.wav"

which "ACDC.wav"?

2) Load module
impFile = ThisWorkbook.Path & Application.PathSeparator & _
impFile = ThisWorkbook.Path & Application.PathSeparator & _

where are these files?

Noël: put you in cc, you might be interested
Comment 4 Florian Reisinger 2013-04-06 16:06:07 UTC
There are "embedded" in the .xls (at least the music file). You can see it, when opening it in Excel...

The regression is the crash...

Feel free to leave a comment, if you need additional information :)
Comment 5 Julien Nabet 2013-04-06 16:15:08 UTC
I would have tried to retrieve a bt but I think it should be a Windows only bug since we can read this "winmm.dll" in the macro. I'm too lazy to try to retrieve a bt on Windows even with https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport#How_to_get_a_backtrace_on_Windows, I must be too accustomed with Linux way :-)

But Jesus must know how since he created a video tuto (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fppBTs215yc)
You may also put bfoman in cc (he's already retrieved a lot of bts on Windows)

Finally, perhaps try to run the macro step by step to know exactly which instruction triggers the problem/crash.
Comment 6 bfoman (inactive) 2013-05-21 08:40:48 UTC
Checked with:
Build ID: own W7 debug build
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit

There is no LO crash, but simple break in ExtractWAV(). Error message is: 
BASIC runtime error.
Device I/O error.

in line:
Open tmpFileName For Binary As #myFileId

When this file is first opened in Excel 2010 ACDC.wav is extracted into current dir. 
When file is available all of this is working in LibreOffice - music is played and video rendered (quite slow).

Marking as NEW - macro execution error confirmed, all details seems to be delivered.
Comment 7 retired 2014-11-10 10:53:00 UTC
Hey Jesus,

the test file no longer exists. No more debugging possible.

Can you please provide the file in question?

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