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I have subscribed to the list again.  I didn't get any responses to the email requesting help with 
inserting Movie and Sound.  I submitted 2 bugs about the subject.  One about the text wrapping 
problem and the other not being able to play videos in OS X Snow Leopard.  The latter is a 
regression from 3.3.

The same things happen in 4.0.0 and also embedding audio doesn't work in 4.0.0 it did in 3.6.5.  
The video situation is just the same.

How do you bump up thread in an email list?

I have had no response to the bugs about inserting Movies and Sound which were sent a week ago.  I 
have had some response about a BUGASSISTANT bug where the BUGASSISTANT won't work in Safari and 
just comes up with a message saying it isn't working pleas try later.  It does work immediately if 
you use Firefox or any other browser.  Someone said they couldn't reproduce it and could people 
running Snow Leopard please try to reproduce it.  Also the bug tittle was corrected by someone with 
the correct working of the message.  But that is all.  Nothing about the Movies and Sound errors, 
that seem serious.
Declan Moriarty

 From: Tom Davies <>
To: Declan Moriarty <> 
Sent: Sunday, 10 February 2013, 20:58
Subject: off-list  Re: [libreoffice-users] Serious problems with "Insert Movie and Sound..." on MAC 
OS X 2 bugs.

Hi :)
Did you get any good answers to this?  Have the problems been sorted out in the 4.0.0?  (somehow i 
doubt it but it's possibly worth asking).  Perhaps now-ish would be a good time to bump your thread 
on the list?

Regards from 

Tom :)  

From: Declan Moriarty <>
To: "" <> 
Sent: Saturday, 2 February 2013, 20:10
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Serious problems with "Insert Movie and Sound..." on MAC OS X 2 bugs.

I am converting a load of documents to MS Word, ODF and PDF formats.  I emailed this list some 
time back since some Word 97 files that I thought should work in LibreOffice
 wouldn't open.  I submitted a bug for this which has now been fixed.

I decided to convert all this batch of old Word documents to Word 2002 (Word XP) format.  This was 
successful.  It seems sensible to do this.  I started to convert these documents to PDF format.

I noticed that one file had an audio comment in Word, that wasn't converted to ODF or made 
available in LibreOffice when opening the Word file.  I extracted the WAV file and subsequently 
added it to the ODF version of the file, after deleting the useless Word comment.

First problem is that the "Insert Movie and Sound..." option doesn't save Text Wrap properties for 
the graphic icon that is inserted into the document.  I wanted a "Wrap Through" option to be 
selected by right clicking the icon and using the Wrap menu option.  This was selected.  On 
opening the file again it had "Page Wrap" selected not the "Through Wrap" I had saved!
  Note that graphics wrapping (inserting pictures) works properly and saves the correct wrap option 
e.g. "Though Wrap" is saved correctly for pictures, it just doesn't work for sound or video icons!


I think this is a bug - can someone confirm?

Second problem is dreadful for this feature (that I normally don't use).  I am unable to insert 
ANY video into an ODF document.  AVI videos that should work get inserted, but display a very big 
picture with a question mark.  When played on the media player in LibreOffice I get audio but no 
video.  This is like my main PC before I had to install the AVI codecs on it.  AVI files Play OK 
on QuickTime.  m4v videos also display the question mark and have audio playback.  

I am using MAC OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard.  I have a 2009 21.5" iMac with 4Gb RAM and 1TB hard dirk 

I have
 tried in LibreOffice 3.6.5 and pre-release version with the same results - no video 
playback just audio.

I have now tried LibreOffice 3.3.2 and the AVI file plays successfully there!  It stops working in 
LibreOffice 3.4.2.

The "Not saving the Wrap settings" problem is still there in LibO 3.3.2 and appears to never have 


Thank you very much again for fixing the first bug (not opening all Word 97 files).

I look forward to your attention.
Declan Moriarty
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