Media Support/OS X/Video Tests

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This page describes Video Tests that we've run with LibreOffice on OS X to test our media support.

HINT: For a summary of supported media types, look at the tables on the Media Support/Summary page.

Data

This page is all about data. For more general information see

Video Formats Test Results

REMEMBER: On OS X we use QuickTime/(AVFoundation) for video playback. If the framework doesn't support video playback of a particular codec, LibreOffice probably won't, either.

Video: 2014-08-xx

Notes from Alex's testing in tdf#79546:

  1. Start Impress
  2. Insert a video file
  3. Start slideshow display

Expected: video should play and be visible with sound

Test 1

Video testing

Video - 2014-08-xx - (Note: This build included the --enable-vlc switch)
File format OS X Version LibreOffice version Tests in LibreOffice Tests in other applications Notes
Insert Preview Preview Playback Fullscreen slideshow Plays in QuickTime? Plays in other media players?
AVI 10.9.3 4.4.0.0.alpha0+ Yes Yes No No  ? Yes - MplayerX
MP4 10.9.3 4.4.0.0.alpha0+ Yes Yes Sound only Partial sound w/dropout; No video Yes MplayerX & VLC
MP4 10.9.3 3.4.2 Yes No Sound only Yes Yes MplayerX & VLC
WEBM (Vorbis + VP8 in MKV?) 10.9.3 4.4.0.0.alpha0+ Yes Yes Sound only Sound only  ? MplayerX & VLC
WMV 10.9.3 4.4.0.0.alpha0+ Yes Yes Sound only Sound only  ? MplayerX & VLC
OGV (vorbis + theora in OGG?) 10.9.3 4.4.0.0.alpha0+ Yes Yes Sound only Sound only  ? MplayerX & VLC

Video: 2014-08-29

Test 2

Testing video playback on OSX

Video - 2014-08-29 - QuickTime 10.3 - (--enable-vlc switch disabled)
File format OS X Version QuickTime recognize container? Plays without Perian? Plays with Perian? Plays in other media players? Notes
MP4 (MP4A, H.264) 10.9.4? Yes Yes Yes (?) (tested?) playback in QuickTime without conversion
AVI (IV4L codec) 10.9.4? No No No Yes: VLC + MPlayerX
WMV (WMV3/WMV9, WMA2) 10.9.4? No No No Yes: VLC + MPlayerX
OGV (Xiph Theora, VORBIS) 10.9.4? No No No Yes: VLC + MPlayerX
WebM (MKV + Vorbis, VP8) 10.9.4? Yes (?) Video only  ? Yes: VLC + MPlayerX QuickTime appears to convert to MOV on the fly, but loses audio

Video: 2014-09-01

Test 3: Removing QuickTime integration from LibreOffice

Alex writes:

Removed libavQuickTimelo.dylib from installed application bundle
Test:
   Loaded my test Impress file containing the inserted video
   files from tdf#79546.
Video - 2014-09-01 - Personal 4.4.0 master build - (--enable-vlc switch disabled)
File format OS X Version LibreOffice version Insert in LibreOffice LO: Preview LO: Preview Playback LO: Fullscreen slideshow Plays in QuickTime? Plays in other media players? Notes
MP4 (MP4A, H.264) 10.9.4 4.4.0.0.alpha0+ No No No No  ?  ? QuickTime 10.3-supported container/codec, but PLAYBACK FAILS.
AVI (IV4L codec) 10.9.4 4.4.0.0.alpha0+ No No No No  ?  ?
WMV (WMV3/WMV9, WMA2) 10.9.4 4.4.0.0.alpha0+ No No No No  ?  ?
OGV (Xiph Theora, VORBIS) 10.9.4 4.4.0.0.alpha0+ No No No No  ?  ?
WebM (MKV + Vorbis, VP8) 10.9.4 4.4.0.0.alpha0+ No?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
MOV (___, ___) 10.9.4 4.4.0.0.alpha0+ Yes No (blank object placeholder) No Blank side; no audio/video  ?  ? No media controls on click

CONCLUSION: Removing the libavquicktimelo.dylib library from the LO application bundle does not correctly fallback to the libAVF library.

Video: 4.4.0.1

  • OS X 10.9.5 x86-64
  • Testing with TDF build of LibreOffice 4.4.0.1 RC
  • Using the system's QuickTime Player Version 10.3 (727.4)
  • (As expected) Trying to install WebM or XiphQT Components support into QuickTime does not appear to have an effect on the codecs supported by QuickTime
Video - 2014-12-27 - LibreOffice 4.4.0.1 - OS X 10.9.5
File Tests in Impress Window Mode Tests in Impress Fullscreen Mode Tests in other apps Notes
Format Video Audio Insert Preview image Playback Pause, then Play Stop, then Play Seek Seek and Play Playback Plays in QuickTime 10.3? Plays in other media players?
ASF (Microsoft Advanced Systems Format/ Advanced Streaming Format/ Active Streaming Format) MSMPEG4 MP2 Yes No No No No No No No No
AVI MSMPEG4 MP3 Yes No No No No No No No No
DV (DIF Movie file) DVVIDEO PCM Yes No No No No No No No Yes
MOV (Apple QuickTime) MPEG4 AAC Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MP2 (MPEG-2) MPEG2VIDEO MP3 Yes No No No No No No No Yes
MP4 (MPEGv4) MPEG4 AAC Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MPG (MPEGv1) MPEG1VIDEO MP2 Yes No No No No No No No Yes
RM (RealMedia) RV10 AC3 Yes No No No No No No No No
WebM VP8 Vorbis Yes No No No No No No No No
WMV (Windows Media Video) WMV2 WMAV2 Yes No No No No No No No No