Video Slide Shows with Impress
Aug 08, 2009, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)
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"OOo Impress, Laptop, And a Video
You'll need a current version of Openoffice.org. I have 3.0.11
running under Xubuntu Linux with the presenter's console extension.
Sadly, the presenter's console has a nasty, annoying bug that
causes an echo when you run two display devices. Although I like
the console, it is no problem to set up the two displays and then
advance the slides the old fashioned way.
"I recommend that if you are going to be serious about using
video in your Impress slide shows, you will need to have a pretty
stout laptop. My Asus X83-VM has a duo-core 2.26 MHz Intel chip,
NVidia 9600M GS with 1 GB of video RAM, 4 GB of regular RAM, and an
HDMI output for video. Video playback needs a very healthy video
card with lots of memory, in order to avoid skips and pixelizing.
We certainly don't want to have to wait for animations, on a slow
"Of course, we'll need some videos."