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Having a video in your Impress slideshow is nice, not being able to control start, stop or pause during your talk is sometimes just an annoyance. I recently got around fixing that, and put up a little screencast (ogg video, see here for a list of players) that should give you an idea what’s possible now (stuff as usual available in recent go-oo builds).

Note: the used video is Big Buck Bunny, copyright Blender Foundation |, and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.



  1. Great video! Are the video media controls available for open office users? They seem to solve a huge drawback to using oo for presentations. Any help for getting this functionality working on my computer would be greatly appreciated. I’m running ubuntu 8.10. Thanks!

  2. Yep, it’s in the 3.0 packages for a lot of Linux distributions; vanilla OOo will get it in 3.1 or 3.2.

    Ubuntu HOWTO:

  3. THB, you rock – thanks SO MUCH!!

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  1. […] Anyway, one of the BIG things I was waiting for in OpenOffice was that ability to control the start and stop of movies inside Impress presentations. Finally can be done. Please see this screen cast:…media-effects/ […]

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