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Thank you for your reply.

However, the issue is not that I cannot insert a video into a slide. The problems are (a) that the inserted video is always "on top" of other objects, whereas I want text superimposed over the video, and (b) the annoying icon that always seems to show at the start of the video (and sometimes at the end).

My possible workaround is to use OBS Studio instead, which has other issues but at least gives an easy option to have changing text superimposed onto a video without artifacts. I'd rather use LO though!

On 12/05/2021 13:06, Italo Vignoli wrote:
Menu Insert > Audio or Video

Choose the video from the selection window, deselect "Insert as Link"

The video will be placed in the middle of the slide, as a normal object (which can be aligned or arranged)

Using the handles, reside the video to the expected size

Menu Insert > Text Box

Click to position the text box over the video, and then create the animation to manage the text box (please be careful, the mouse click can advance to the next slide because of the video, so you may have to use timings to show/hide text boxes)

Anyway, this is explained in the LibreOffice Impress Manual, with lot of details

On 5/12/21 12:19 PM, Mike Scott wrote:
Hi all.

I've steered clear for some years of trying to include a video in an impress presentation, as I've always had problems.

The need has re-arisen however, and I'm stuck on two points:

1. The video is always "on top" of other items, irrespective of any "send to back" setting. I need a video with superimposed text, and can't seem to manage this. What I'm trying to achieve is a video running in the background, with foreground text that changes on mouse click.

2. A video always seems to start with an icon (two frames of a film strip, in blue/white) rather than starting gracefully. It's the same icon used as placeholder when designing the slide. That gives a jarring loss of continuity when running the slide show. (Ironically, the icon obeys "send to back" where the video itself does not.)

Is there any work-round for these please?

LO running on Mint 20.

Mike Scott
Harlow, Essex, England

Mike Scott (unet2 <at> [deletethis]
Harlow Essex England
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