Bug 60776 - Inserting Sound Files as Slide Transition
Summary: Inserting Sound Files as Slide Transition
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.4 release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) other
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-02-13 09:30 UTC by Ollie Webb
Modified: 2015-05-06 14:23 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Ollie Webb 2013-02-13 09:30:20 UTC
Affecting Debian Wheezy

When attempting to add 'other sound' in the slide transition pane all sound files are rejected saying 'the file is not a valid sound file'.


Run LibreOffice Impress on Debian Wheezy. 

Open the Slide Transition Pane
Go to the Sound drop down, click 'Other Sound'
Select any sound file, (tried mp3, wav, ogg, m4a, ac3)

I've tried it on multiple Debian machines and got the same result, tried on Windows and Linux Mint and it works.
Comment 1 Ollie Webb 2013-02-14 09:59:06 UTC
Have also tested adding on of the libreoffice sound files from the list - from /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/gallery/sounds/ and got the same result.
Comment 2 Joel Madero 2013-11-26 15:41:21 UTC
Hey Ollie,

Sorry for the long delay. Is this still an issue for you on 4.1? Seems very strange that it would be just one distribution showing the problem
Comment 3 Ollie Webb 2013-11-26 15:51:36 UTC
Hi Joel, I've just tested and it still happens on version on Debian Wheezy.

Many thanks,

Comment 4 tommy27 2014-07-27 20:07:49 UTC
please retest against 4.2.x
Comment 5 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-07-28 11:20:55 UTC
This report sounds like a required LO (or other) package has not been installed. I am running Debian 7 x86_64 and using v4.1.6.2 and v4.3.0.3 the sample audio files here:


... can all be selected and inserted as transitions to slides in Impress. Ollie, how did you install LO and which LO packages have you installed? After unzipping the website install download I generally use:

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

... in order to install all LO packages. Perhaps try that to see if it makes any difference?
Comment 6 sophie 2014-08-07 12:33:16 UTC
I'm running Debian 6 and version and no problem also, following Owen link, I'm able to select the sound and add it to the transition. I set it at Needinfo until Ollie come back with more test and may be add the needed files. Sophie
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:47:00 UTC
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