[Libreoffice-qa] Media Support in LibreOffice

Robinson Tryon bishop.robinson at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 10:10:48 PDT 2014

On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 11:23 AM, Robinson Tryon
<bishop.robinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 5:21 PM, Alexander Thurgood
>>> So Perian still might be an option for some users? That's actually
>>> very useful. If Perian is indeed still compatible with modern builds
>>> of OS X, then that might be our best option to promote for audio/video
>>> playback inside LO. Have you tested that at all?
>> No, I've not tested Perian since OSX 10.4
> Ok. The posts on the Perian mailing list suggest that 10.9 is a no-go

Hi all,

I've had a number of great conversations with various developers
including Tor, Alex, and Norbert, and now have (I hope) a much better
understanding of the situation.

For those interested in the details: Even though Apple is deprecating
the QuickTime APIs that allow for things such as Perian and other
QuickTime Components, the code may stick around for a couple of OS
releases. Even if the QuickTime Player X is using AVFoundation in the
backend, LibreOffice may be able to continue to use the QuickTime

There are some other possibilities (such as libvlc) that we can
investigate for the future, but it's definitely worth it for us to see
what's possible on 10.9 right now.

Alex -- It would be great to have your test results for a
non-VLC-enabled master build on 10.9, both before and after installing
Perian and/or the Xiph QT Components:

Feel free to add those in a table on the wiki, or just let me know via
email and I'll make an update to the wiki page:


Robinson Tryon
QA Engineer - The Document Foundation
Volunteer Coordinator - LibreOffice Community Outreach
qubit at libreoffice.org

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