Bug 68813 - EDITING: Impress does not support mkv videos
Summary: EDITING: Impress does not support mkv videos
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other macOS (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Media-Insert
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Reported: 2013-09-01 11:27 UTC by retired
Modified: 2017-10-21 12:36 UTC (History)
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Description retired 2013-09-01 11:27:25 UTC
Problem description: mkv videos are unsupported. Supporting legacy formats like avi or wmf is nice but no one uses those today. It would be very important for LO to be able to deal with mkv.

Steps to reproduce:
1. open LO presentation
2. go to menu Tools > Media Player
3. select "open" and select a mkv file

Current behavior: The format of the selected file is not supported.

Expected behavior: File opening fine.

Operating System: Mac OS X
Version: unspecified
Comment 1 Michael Stahl (allotropia) 2013-10-04 10:30:02 UTC
Impress does not support _any_ video format.

It relies on OS components to play video and audio formats,
such as GStreamer on Linux, QuickTime on Mac and
DirectWhatever on Windows.

If you install the right codecs in the OS then it should work.