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    Default problem- no sound when running LO Presentation files

    I am running openSUSE 11.4 with kde 4.6.0 and cannot get any sound when running LO Presentation files. The presentation files all have sound and/or background music and work well in both 'Windoze' and in PCLinuxOS. I am running these files on a laptop with ATI SB ALC 268 sound which is working ok.
    I have considered that it might be an LO version difference SUSE is 3.3 PCLInuxOS is 3.4 but the change logs I can locate, do not indicate any change that would have an influence!
    Does anyone have any idea or suggestions to solve this issue?
    I would appreciate the help.

    w.

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    Default Re: problem- no sound when running LO Presentation files

    Hello wiilow,

    Quote Originally Posted by wiilow
    I am running openSUSE 11.4 with kde 4.6.0 and cannot get any sound when running LO Presentation files. The presentation files all have sound and/or background music and work well in both 'Windoze' and in PCLinuxOS. I am running these files on a laptop with ATI SB ALC 268 sound which is working ok.
    What kind of file is it? .ppt(x) or .odp?

    Quote Originally Posted by wiilow
    I have considered that it might be an LO version difference SUSE is 3.3 PCLInuxOS is 3.4 but the change logs I can locate, do not indicate any change that would have an influence!
    Does anyone have any idea or suggestions to solve this issue?
    I would appreciate the help.
    I think the problem is the format of the sound file.
    Make sure that you have the package gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good installed.

    Best of luck!
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    Default Re: problem- no sound when running LO Presentation files

    Quote Originally Posted by Edward_Iii View Post
    Hello wiilow,


    What kind of file is it? .ppt(x) or .odp?


    I think the problem is the format of the sound file.
    Make sure that you have the package gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good installed.

    Best of luck!
    Hi Edward_lii

    Thanks for the response.
    They are all .pps powerpoint originally and they do play ok in other systems (PCLoS, Mint and Fedora) that I have tried!
    Any other ideas?

    w.

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    Default Re: problem- no sound when running LO Presentation files

    The audio track is likely to be mp3 as it is a compressed format. Does your system play mp3 audio? I have lo 3.3.1 and this fixed a problem in an earlier version of openoffice (the gooo version and not the Sun/Oracle version which did not have the problem) which did not play sound in pps files. I have a lot of pps files that work as they should and play sound as the slide show automatically progresses. I have one or two that play sound on the first slide, the slide show does not run automatically and the sound stops if you click to move to the next slide. One displays a hole where a button should be.

    I do not have 11.4 and I do not know which version of lo you are running. If it is a higher level of lo than 3.3.1 then there is always a possibility that the bad gooo code has reappeared in lo but as I don't have 11.4 and it's version of lo, I can't test it.

    Impress does not impress, either in lo or oo.

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    Default Re: problem- no sound when running LO Presentation files

    Quote Originally Posted by vindevienne View Post
    The audio track is likely to be mp3 as it is a compressed format. Does your system play mp3 audio? I have lo 3.3.1 and this fixed a problem in an earlier version of openoffice (the gooo version and not the Sun/Oracle version which did not have the problem) which did not play sound in pps files. I have a lot of pps files that work as they should and play sound as the slide show automatically progresses. I have one or two that play sound on the first slide, the slide show does not run automatically and the sound stops if you click to move to the next slide. One displays a hole where a button should be.

    I do not have 11.4 and I do not know which version of lo you are running. If it is a higher level of lo than 3.3.1 then there is always a possibility that the bad gooo code has reappeared in lo but as I don't have 11.4 and it's version of lo, I can't test it.

    Impress does not impress, either in lo or oo.


    I have lo 3.3.1 also and with further 'research' I now believe that the problem is related to java base. An earlier version of open SUSE does play the files and it uses (used) the Sun Java 1.5 code however the 11.4 version of SUSE uses the open JDK code and, according to a few 'knowledgeable" friends the Sun Java code had Alsa support but openJDK does not!!
    If this info is correct it might explain the problem.
    I agree, Impress doesn't impress me either but, when you've got a lot of good .pps files. . . . . . .!!
    Thanks again for your input.

    w.

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    Default Re: problem- no sound when running LO Presentation files

    Hello wiilow,

    Quote Originally Posted by wiilow
    I have lo 3.3.1 also and with further 'research' I now believe that the problem is related to java base. An earlier version of open SUSE does play the files and it uses (used) the Sun Java 1.5 code however the 11.4 version of SUSE uses the open JDK code and, according to a few 'knowledgeable" friends the Sun Java code had Alsa support but openJDK does not!!
    If this info is correct it might explain the problem.
    After some searching I found that LibreOffice does indeed use Java for sound in presentations.
    I think your problem can easily be solved by replacing openJDK with sun java.
    The Quick Java Switch and Fix

    BTW, one of the goals of LibreOffice is to reduce the dependency.

    Good luck!
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    Default Re: problem- no sound when running LO Presentation files

    Quote Originally Posted by Edward_Iii View Post
    Hello wiilow,


    After some searching I found that LibreOffice does indeed use Java for sound in presentations.
    I think your problem can easily be solved by replacing openJDK with sun java.
    The Quick Java Switch and Fix

    BTW, one of the goals of LibreOffice is to reduce the dependency.

    Good luck!
    I have tried the replacement "Java switch and fix" but that does not work. Libreoffice tells me that it needs a different JRE and after working on that and resetting everything, I still could not get it to work.

    w.

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    Default Re: problem- no sound when running LO Presentation files

    Hello wiilow,

    Quote Originally Posted by wiilow
    I have tried the replacement "Java switch and fix" but that does not work. Libreoffice tells me that it needs a different JRE and after working on that and resetting everything, I still could not get it to work.
    Are you sure java is working in Libreoffice now?

    Anyway it could be a codec problem, it depends in which format the sound files are.
    You can install multimedia codec using this guide: Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide
    Or try the One-click install solution: Multimedia in One Click

    Best of luck!
    Where did I put my coffee cup?
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    Default Re: problem- no sound when running LO Presentation files

    According to the 3.4.2 release notes Release Notes LibreOffice has indeed switched to OpenJDK; so if there is no ALSA support in OpenJDK, that may be the problem.

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