Bug 74862 - FILEOPEN: DOC filter: embedded WAV (OLE) does not open properly on Linux
Summary: FILEOPEN: DOC filter: embedded WAV (OLE) does not open properly on Linux
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: filters and storage (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: OLE-Object-Interoperability Media
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Reported: 2014-02-11 22:52 UTC by Sean Young
Modified: 2023-08-12 06:54 UTC (History)
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word doc with embedded SoundRec objects (wav format) (526.00 KB, application/msword)
2014-02-11 22:52 UTC, Sean Young

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Description Sean Young 2014-02-11 22:52:18 UTC
Created attachment 93887 [details]
word doc with embedded SoundRec objects (wav format)

Word doc with SoundRec objects. I cannot open the sound files on Linux; in Windows, the media player is opened.

Step to reproduce:
1. Open attached file on Linux
2. Double click any of the sound (speaker) icons
3. Expected result: you can play the sounds
4. Actual Result: you get a new writer windows with the sounds file, RIFF<binary>

I'm happy to work on this, some hints would really be appreciated. I'm still investigating but I'm not sure how this should be handled.
Comment 1 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-07-18 10:18:07 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> word doc with embedded SoundRec objects (wav format)

Objects are inserted / stored as compound OLE objects, so this appears to be an OLE handling issue, rather than an audio-related one. Even using MSO 2007 to resave the DOC as DOCX does not help gain access to playing the embedded sound files. Tested under GNU/Linux using:

- v4.3.0.2 Build ID: 14ed55896fdfcb93ff437b85c4f3e1923d2b1409
- v4.4.0.0.alpha0+ Build ID: 3fdd4f069d5436cf39708004af7fda8175fbc4c2 (2014-07-09)

Confirmed. Status set to NEW. Summary edited for clarity.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-07-18 17:43:37 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Sean Young 2015-07-25 11:58:08 UTC
Still reproducable on LibreOffice on Linux (Fedora 22).
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 10:17:47 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2020-12-19 03:49:13 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2023-08-12 03:05:54 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Sean Young 2023-08-12 06:54:05 UTC
Retested with LibreOffice (ArchLinux). The bug is still present.