Decade old problem has been reported on 62408 – MP4 videos aren't handled in Windows (without additional codecs)
Hello, today had seen a post where a Reddit user was not able to import a video file into Impress 7.6. I could not believe at first that LO could not play MP4, a video format from 2001, but after testing with a Windows 10 22H2 could confirm it was true.
If you want to test, open Impress and add a Video to your slides, if you are on Windows, you will receive “Video is not supported”
Only tested with MacOS, but I believe both support newer technology as GStreamer and AVFoundation (QuickTime was discontinued) are still being updated and are the standard video framework on their respective system (MacOS, not sure on Linux)
Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11
LibreOffice last supported version for XP users was 5.4 released in 2014, there isn’t much we can do about for them (if they still exist)
Documentation/System Requirements - The Document Foundation Wiki
MP4 is now a universal standard on most cameras and voice recording apps, if you are taking a video or recording, you likely will receive a MP4 format. The same way how PNG is the default on cameras, and we can import PNG in our presentations
Audio or Video This link is outdated/not complete, I believe “help” should be mirrored/replaced by LO Wiki which has more volunteer work → more up-to-date content and translations, and decreases documentation fragmentation as we have Wiki, Help, and Manual as different websites (Manual being the PDF)
Even thought LO uses Diátaxis approach, this fragmentation makes the user to give up the docs (or even LO for another office alternative) and seek Forum and third party communities (Reddit) for help
See how different are the other’s website with the Diátaxis method
I’m posting wikis instead of docs because it is easier for a non-programmer to understand.
I’m not sure if this is the place to post, as the tags indicates this is about Docs, would be great a Suggestions, Bug report categories