Audio or Video

Inserts a video or audio file into your document.

To access this command...

Choose Insert - Media - Audio or Video.

Choose Insert - Audio or Video

To insert a movie or sound file into your document

  1. Click where you want to insert the file.

  2. Choose Insert - Media - Audio or Video. For LibreOffice Impress, choose Insert - Audio or video.

  3. In the File Open dialog, select the file that you want to insert.

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    The file types that are listed in this dialog are not supported by all operating systems.

  4. Click the Link box if you want a link to the original file. If it is not checked, the media file will be embedded (not supported with all file formats).

  5. Click Open.

Alternatively, you can choose Tools - Media Player to open the Media Player. Use the Media Player to preview all supported media files. Click the Apply button in the Media Player window to insert the current media file into your document.

To play a movie or sound file

  1. Click the object icon for the movie or sound file in your document.

    If the icon is arranged on the background, hold down Ctrl while you click.

    The Media Playback toolbar is shown.

  2. Click Play on the Media Playback toolbar.

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When you show an Impress presentation, the embedded sound or video on the current slide plays automatically until it's over or until you leave the slide.

You can also use the Media Playback Bar to pause, to stop, to loop, as well as to adjust the volume or to mute the playback of the file. The current playback position in the file is indicated on the left slider. Use the right slider to adjust the playback volume. For movie files, the bar also contains a list box where you can select the zoom factor for the playback.

Supported media formats

LibreOffice relies on the operating system's installed media support.