Media Support/Summary

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This page provides a Summary of our media support in LibreOffice.

Sources

The information below is backed by test runs from our Test Pages or information provided in bugs on Bugzilla.

Bitmap Image Formats

Results of testing import of bitmap image file formats.

Image Support in LibreOffice
(Version numbers indicate latest test on record)
Open Formats we recommend File format
(+ Link to test file)
GNU+Linux Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Android Notes
Inserts into Writer correctly? Opens in Draw correctly? Inserts into Writer correctly? Opens in Draw correctly? Inserts into Writer correctly? Opens in Draw correctly? Inserts into Writer correctly? Opens in Draw correctly?
BMP

4.3.1.1

4.3.1.1

4.4.2

4.4.2

4.4.0.3

4.4.0.3

No image insertion support yet

GIF

4.3.1.1

4.3.1.1

4.4.2

4.4.2

4.4.0.3

4.4.0.3

No image insertion support yet

JPEG

4.3.1.1

4.3.1.1

4.4.2

4.4.2

4.4.0.3

4.4.0.3

No image insertion support yet

JP2 (Jpeg2000)

(4.4.0.1 not listed in filepicker)

(4.4.0.1 - opens as text)

(5.0.1.2 not listed in filepicker)

(5.0.1.2 - opens as text)

(4.4.0.3 - Error:image filter not found)

(4.4.0.3 - Error:image filter not found)

No image insertion support yet

PNG

4.3.1.1

4.3.1.1

4.4.2

4.4.2

4.4.0.3

4.4.0.3

No image insertion support yet

PPM [1]

4.3.1.1

4.3.1.1

4.4.2

4.4.2

4.4.0.3

4.4.0.3

No image insertion support yet

TIFF

4.3.1.1

4.3.1.1

4.4.2

4.4.2

4.4.0.3

4.4.0.3

No image insertion support yet

WEBP

(4.3.1.1 not listed in filepicker)

(4.3.1.1 - tries to open as text)

(4.4.2 not listed in filepicker)

(4.4.2 not listed in filepicker)

(4.4.0.3 - not listed in filepicker)

(4.4.0.3 - not listed in filepicker)

No image insertion support yet

XCF (Gimp)

(4.3.1.1 not listed in filepicker)

(4.3.1.1 - tries to open as text)

(4.4.2 not listed in filepicker)

(4.4.2 not listed in filepicker)

(4.4.0.3 - not listed in filepicker)

(4.4.0.3 - not listed in filepicker)

No image insertion support yet

PSD (Photoshop)

PSD (8-bit, grayscale)

4.3.1.1

4.3.1.1

4.4.2

4.4.2

4.4.0.3

4.4.0.3

No image insertion support yet

PSD (8-bit RGB)

4.3.1.1

4.3.1.1

4.4.2

4.4.2

4.4.0.3

4.4.0.3

No image insertion support yet

PSD (32-bit)

(4.3.1.1 - Errors)

(4.3.1.1 - Errors)

(4.4.2 No)

(4.4.2 No)

(4.4.0.3 - "Error:Unknown image format")

(4.4.0.3 - "Error:Unknown image format")

No image insertion support yet

Vector Graphics Formats

Results of testing import of vector graphics file formats.

Image Support in LibreOffice
(Version numbers indicate latest test on record)
Open Formats we recommend File format
(+ Link to test file)
GNU+Linux Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Android Notes
Inserts into Writer correctly? Opens in Draw correctly? Inserts into Writer correctly? Opens in Draw correctly? Inserts into Writer correctly? Opens in Draw correctly? Inserts into Writer correctly? Opens in Draw correctly?
EPS

4.3.1.1
(caveats: Ghostscript/ImageMagick dependencies, etc..)

4.3.1.1

5.0.1.2

5.0.1.2

(4.4.0.3 - shows "Creator:cairo 1.8.10" text)

(4.4.0.3 - shows "Creator:cairo 1.8.10" text)

No image insertion support yet

SVG

4.3.1.1

Opens w/o color (4.3.1.1)

5.0.1.2

5.0.1.2

4.4.0.3

4.4.0.3

No image insertion support yet

AI (Illustrator)

AI (Illustrator 9.0)

Test 2 Test 3

(4.3.1.1 not listed in filepicker)

4.3.1.1 (slowly or very slowly)

(5.0.1.2 not listed in filepicker)

5.0.1.2

(4.4.0.3 - not listed in filepicker)

(4.4.0.3 - not listed in filepicker)

No image insertion support yet

Document Formats

Results of testing import of publication Documents file formats.

Image Support in LibreOffice
(Version numbers indicate latest test on record)
Open Formats we recommend File format
(+ Link to test file)
GNU+Linux Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Android Notes
Inserts into Writer correctly? Opens in Draw correctly? Inserts into Writer correctly? Opens in Draw correctly? Inserts into Writer correctly? Opens in Draw correctly? Inserts into Writer correctly? Opens in Draw correctly?
MathML [2]

(4.3.1.1 not listed in filepicker)

(4.3.1.1 - opens as text)

(4.4.2 not listed in filepicker)

(4.4.2 not listed in filepicker)

(4.4.0.3 - not listed in filepicker)

(4.4.0.3 - opens as text in Writer)

No image insertion support yet

ODG

(4.3.1.1 not listed in filepicker)

4.3.1.1

(4.4.2 not listed in filepicker)

5.0.1.2

(4.4.0.3 - not listed in filepicker)

(4.4.0.3 - not listed in filepicker)

No image insertion support yet

PDF

(4.3.1.1 not listed in filepicker; need to extract a page with external tool)

4.3.1.1

(4.4.2 not listed in filepicker)

5.0.1.2

(4.4.0.3 - not listed in filepicker)

(4.4.0.3 - not listed in filepicker)

No image insertion support yet

At least under Linux, there are tools to extract pages from a PDF file (e.g. pdftoppm)
PS (PostScript)

(4.3.1.1 not listed in filepicker; need to extract a page with external tool)

(4.3.1.1 - tries to open as text)

(4.4.2 not listed in filepicker)

(4.4.2 not listed in filepicker)

(4.4.0.3 - not listed in filepicker)

(4.4.0.3 - not listed in filepicker)

No image insertion support yet

At least under Linux, there are tools to extract pages from a PS file (e.g. pstopnm)

Audio Formats

Audio Support in LibreOffice
(Version numbers indicate latest test on record)
Open formats we recommend File format
(+ Link to test file)
GNU+Linux Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Android Notes
Preview playback? Fullscreen slideshow? Preview playback? Fullscreen slideshow? Preview playback? Fullscreen slideshow? Preview playback? Fullscreen slideshow?
AC3

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

.

AU

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

.

FLAC

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

.

M4A

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

.

MP2

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

.

MP3

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

.

Ogg Vorbis

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

.

Opus

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

.

WAV

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

.

WMA (Windows Media Audio)

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

.

WMA is supported by builds that use GStreamer 1.0 (e.g. latest builds from Ubuntu)

Video Formats

  • GNU+Linux:
    • Official TDF builds currently use GStreamer 0.1, while Ubuntu-provided builds use GStreamer 1.0 and provide support for more formats (and features in formats)
Video Support in LibreOffice
(Version numbers indicate latest test on record)
Open formats we recommend File format GNU+Linux Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Notes
File
(+ Link to test file)
Video codec Audio codec Preview playback? Fullscreen slideshow? Preview playback? Fullscreen slideshow? Preview playback? Fullscreen slideshow?
3GP (3GPP2) MPEG4 AAC

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

ASF (Microsoft Advanced Systems Format/ Advanced Streaming Format/ Active Streaming Format) MSMPEG4 MP2

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

AVI MSMPEG4 MP3

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

DV (DIF Movie file) DVVIDEO PCM

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

FLV (Macromedia Flash Video) FLV MP3

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

MKV (Matroska data) VP8 Vorbis

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

MOV (Apple QuickTime) MPEG4 AAC

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

MP2 (MPEG-2) MPEG2VIDEO MP3

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1


5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

MP4 (MPEGv4) MPEG4 AAC

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

MPG (MPEGv1) MPEG1VIDEO MP2

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

OGV (Ogg Data, Theora Video) Theora FLAC

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

OGV (Ogg Data, Theora Video) Theora Vorbis

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

RM (RealMedia) RV10 AC3

4.4.0.1 (audio only)

4.4.0.1 (audio only

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

WebM VP8 Vorbis

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

WMV (Windows Media Video) WMV2 WMAV2

4.4.0.1

4.4.0.1

5.3.6.1

4.3.4.1

Youtube/Streaming/Remote Video URL (various) (various) Functionality not yet supported -- development help appreciated!

See tdf#42246 - Cannot Embed Videos from Popular Video Websites