Using the process I have described, the video can be sent to back as any
other object, and you can superimpose the text. Also, no icon shows at
the start of the video.
Done in over 200 presentations during the last 10 years.
On 5/13/21 9:48 AM, Mike Scott wrote:
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
On 5/12/21 12:19 PM, Mike Scott wrote:
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
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?
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