[Libreoffice-qa] Media Support in LibreOffice

Jay Philips philipz85 at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 28 14:22:20 PDT 2014

Hi R,

Any info about Windows from the devs, as i'd like to do some testing for it.

Jay Philips

On 08/28/2014 09:10 PM, Robinson Tryon wrote:
> 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
> libraries.
> 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:
> http://perian.cachefly.net/Perian_1.2.3.dmg
> https://www.xiph.org/quicktime/
> 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:
> https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Media_Support#OS_X_10.9_Codec_Support
> Thanks!
> --R

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