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Thank you again.

Firstly, I was using drag-and-drop rather than using the menu & insert. It does seem the behaviour is unexpectedly different, and during design, d&d shows the icon, while 'insert' shows a frame from the video. As you say, the icon does not appear when playing under your conditions.

However, there's still a major problem. The slide fades in with the video at the bottom of the stack, and the text visible. However, as soon as the fade is complete, the video pops to the top and remains there.

Under some conditions there also appears a background image that looks like a static frame from the video enlarged to cover the entire screen - not reproducibly though.

As it works for you I wonder if there's an issue with video drivers. I'm using nvidia-340, on some rather old hardware. There is some obscure bug(s) that seems to affect both LO and kdenlive, causing flashing during some fades (LO/Impress) or sometimes during video playback (kdenlive).

I'll try this on my laptop, and see if it works any better.

Thanks for your patience!

On 13/05/2021 09:25, Italo Vignoli wrote:
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"

Mike Scott (unet2 <at> [deletethis]
Harlow Essex England
"The only way is Brexit" -- anon.

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