Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 473390
Insert->object->video and Insert->object->sound are never available
Last modified: 2008-12-08 07:56:31 EST
Description of problem:
OOo can't insert sound and video object into document
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Launch the OOCalc or OOWriter
2.Click where you want to insert the file.
3.Choose Insert - > Object ->Sound/Video.
The Sound and Video item can not be used
The Sound and Video could be insert into document
In the old version of the openoffice,there is also this problem.Such as in f9,and rhel4 etc.
Created attachment 324958 [details]
a spreadsheet demo
There might be some specific problems, but it should work for all formats that gstreamer supports. So if it plays in the supplied fedora totem it should play in OOo. Same should be true for F-9 and RHEL-5 (though there is a RHEL-5 gstreamer bug IIRC that is either fixed in 5.3 or scheduled for 5.4)
So, does this document work for you ?
what is the effort of this attachment?Could it play the sound or video?If so,this document seems not work for me,I can only see a graphic in the document.
Please provide more information about how to use this document.
Created attachment 325186 [details]
picture of it working
Yes, its an example that works for me. For me I just open it in calc, there is a video in it visible. Click on the video, and the play controls appear. Click play.
Attached is a screenshot of it in action.
Created attachment 325187 [details]
raw video, lets make sure that this works
Attached is the raw video, can you play this video in totem ?
Created attachment 325196 [details]
video displayed on my machine
In the Totem,the video could be played well,but when insert it via the Insert->Movie and Sound,the video could be played in the document.If insert the video via the Insert->Object->Video,the option seems not available
Created attachment 325197 [details]
the situation when try to insert via the Insert->object->video
Is it the same in your machine？
Ah, I see the "Can't insert sound and video into document" led me astray. We *can* insert sound and video, the problem is "insert->object->sound|video" is always greyed out so we can't ever use it.
I see a *number* of problems looking at what should happen from that menu.
a) These insert->object->sound and video are mechanisms (under unix) to make use of netscape/plugins to handle sound/video etc. But they only look in /usr/lib/netscape, they need to also look in /usr/lib/mozilla
b) They always look in /usr/lib, not in /usr/lib64 on multilib machines
c) It isn't 64bit clean, so wouldn't work on x86_64 anyway
d) And even with all of that, when those are fixed and e.g. totem-mozplugin is installed, then it still doesn't work and the helper app crashes.
Good bit of work to do here to make that "just work"
An initial part of getting this working is http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=434510
Created attachment 325863 [details]
patch to totem to give us something we can use
And that's the rest of what we need to get this working on our side.
So in rawhide 3.0.1-12.3 this should work.
To see it working you need a mozilla plugin which supports video. The one it is designed to work for is the proprietary adobe flash plugin. So the menu entry should become enabled if adobe flash is installed.
But I've logged a patch against totem as https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=475187 which if it was applied would also provide a better test case for this