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2014-12-24 21:16 GMT+01:00 anne-ology <>:

       Just downloaded then attempted to play this -
           then I opened it in LO to find that there is no sound attached.

​That was precisely my point - i e, that LO, for some strange reason, does
not seem to recognise the audio files found in the .pps file....

​ [sic !]​
here's another example of where MsFt is able to play a sound byte
​ which LO must consider as dangerous  ???

​Not certain that ​LO considers the audio files embedded in the this .pps
file as «dangerous» - one receives no notification to that effect - but it
can't play them....

​ ​

  A possible solution:
​ play in MsFt PP then go 'behind the scenes' to collect the audio​
sound byte
​[sic !]...
  then piece the video with the audio together & save for you
​​r ​enjoyment.

​Just how do you suggest one can «go behind the scene»​ to nab these audio
files ? That's precisely the sort of instruction I'm looking for....


From: M Henri Day <>
Date: Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] No audio in Impress with the famous Don
McLean Vincent van Gogh pps-file on Linux Mint 17.1
To: anne-ology <>
Cc: "LibreOffice, users" <>


 > From: M Henri Day <>
Date: Sun, Dec 21, 2014 at 2:38 PM
Subject: [libreoffice-users] No audio in Impress with the famous Don
Vincent van Gogh pps-file on Linux Mint 17.1
To: "LibreOffice, users" <>

​I e, I get the slide show, ​but no sound. If I attempt to play the
presentation in, e g, VLC Media Player, I get the music, but no images.
Very frustrating ?...

Any suggestions as to how I can get *son et lumière* to work together,
preferably in Impress ? I can mention that I've installed
libreoffice-avmedia-backend-gstreamer, but no joy....

​Thanks for your reply, anne-ology !  fear you misunderstood me ; I first
tried opening the .pps file in LibreOffice Impress, before checking to see
what would happen in the event I opened it in other media players such as
VLC. As stated above, I got no sound when I did so on my Linux Mint 17.1
machine ; I can report that the audio portion of the file didn't work any
better in Impress (LO version: on an updated 64-bit Windows 8.1
machine. I had, of course, no difficulty whatever playing it in Powerpoint
(MS Office 2013)....

Anyone else
​have any suggestions ? This wonderful presentation is available online - - so interested LO users can easily give it a
whirl and see if they get better results than I do....


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