[Libreoffice-ux-advise] Linking media ...

Michael Stahl mstahl at redhat.com
Fri Dec 9 09:43:51 PST 2011

On 09/12/11 17:02, Michael Meeks wrote:
> Hi guys,
> 	So - one of the sexy features to hit LibreOffice 3.5 - that (sadly)
> hasn't hit the wiki page yet (Michael?)
> 	http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/3.5

have just added it :)

> 	Is the ability to embed Multimedia (ie. videos & audio) inside ODF
> documents :-) that avoids the common problem of posting your slides and
> them being missing that data at the other end.
> 	Unfortunately; the 'Link' option is the default for this media type,
> and I was wondering - since that seems (to me) to be mostly a bug ;-)
> [ and one we turned off for images by default long ago ] - whether there
> would be any objections to:
> 	* disabling 'link' for multimedia embedding by default
> 		+ ie. we should embed the file verbatim.

currently i don't think that's a good idea because we can store the
embedded media only in ODF package based documents, not in any of the
other formats (i assume we can store links at least in ODF flat files
and MSFT formats).

> and:
> 	* throwing up a dialog saying:
> 		"are you sure you want to embed this big blob"
> 		+ or similar (bette rtext appreciated)
> 		+ if the media is greater than some nice number eg. 16Mb

that sounds reasonable :)

> 	Interestingly, ~none of the sample videos I deal with are that big -
> max 60Mb so perhaps just having the possibility to link and just always
> doing it by default is not such a bad idea (?). Thoughts appreciated.

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