Bug 60731 - Detect VLC support for multimedia on OSX if present
Summary: Detect VLC support for multimedia on OSX if present
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: graphics stack (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) macOS (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: MacOS-Wishlist
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Reported: 2013-02-12 14:47 UTC by Alex Thurgood
Modified: 2021-01-12 09:06 UTC (History)
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Description Alex Thurgood 2013-02-12 14:47:24 UTC
Currently, LO on OSX uses the Quicktime framework for allowing insertion and playback of multimedia formats.

Unfortunately, the number of codecs supported out of the box is fairly small in comparison to other multimedia frameworks, e.g. VLC, and extending the list of Quicktime supported formats through extensions or plug-ins is also somewhat error prone or even limited to specific versions of the OS.

This makes inserting and playing back multimedia files into ODF documents both error prone, problematic and frustrating for the user.

It would be nice to be able to automatically have LO detect and use the VLC framework if installed on OSX as there is a greater variety of built-in supported codecs.

Comment 1 Alex Thurgood 2013-02-12 14:48:10 UTC
Adding Michael to CC.
Comment 2 Alex Thurgood 2013-02-12 14:49:19 UTC
Am unsure as to which component this should be raised against, so I chose the graphics stack. If it isn't the right one, please correct.

Comment 3 Emir Sarı 2013-02-20 19:28:25 UTC
This is a valid enhancement request, so setting status to "NEW".
Comment 4 Alex Thurgood 2019-12-02 13:01:54 UTC
No change. Still not recognized in 

Build ID: a64200df03143b798afd1ec74a12ab50359878ed
Threads CPU : 8; OS : Mac OS X 10.14.6; UI Render : par défaut; VCL: osx; 
Locale : fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8); Langue IHM : fr-FR
Calc: threaded
Comment 5 Alex Thurgood 2021-01-12 09:06:31 UTC
Given that it has been decided to remove the VLC code from master, I'm closing this bug report, as evidently, it won't be addressed.