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I have no experience with this problem but the error "Permission to ..."
suggests that the system is blocking things.  Is the permission for the file
executable?  Reason I ask is that there must be some sort of a driver to play
the file.  Read permission would probably let you load it and look at the first

Good luck!

On Sat, 2022-05-07 at 06:45 -0500, Mike Flannigan wrote:
With mine I need to do Insert - Audio or Video.
Then it places the video on the slide, but I have no way to play it.

So inserting an image works fine, but not a video.


On 5/6/22 23:08, wrote:
[libreoffice-users] Adding Videos to Impress Presentation Not Possible
5/6/22, 10:40


Hi everyone!

I've migrated to Linux a couple months ago and have continued to enjoy Libre Office:)

However, I can't figure out why Impress won't let me add videos to my presentation. I couldn't 
find a solution to the problem by looking it up.

Here's what happens:
I go to slide where I want the video to appear in
Select Insert
Select Video
[File Navigator opens] I navigate to the video file and select Open
Nothing happens, not even an error message is displayed:(
What I've tried to fix it:
Dropping a .mp4 file into the slide displays a square with a music note in it, not the actual 
video. Nothing happens when starting the presentation.Create OLE object from file
After selecting the video file, two error messages appear (finally!)
"Permission to [path of file] denied"
This confuses me, because inserting images, for example, works just fine (also true for images 
located in the same folder where the videos are located)
"Object from file [path of file] couldn't be inserted"The folder I'm using is actually a 
syslink, so I tried copying the video file to my desktop first and then inserting it into the 
Different file formats (mp4, m4v, webm)
Inserting GIFs results in only one frame of them being shown (nothing happens when starting the 
presentation either), although I'm not sure if Impress has the capability to display GIFs.
I'm running...- Linux Mint 20.3 (with Cinnamon 5.2.7)
- Linux Kernel: 5.4.0-109-generic

Thank you for trying to help!

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