Embedding Online Video in Presentation

I’m representing a group of learners and teachers who have the desire to move over to the Collabora Online environment from Google or Office 365. Collabora Online ticks off the majority of the boxes for functionality, however is missing the ability from being able to embed an online video into an Impress/Presentation slide.

This is possible in both offline versions of MS Office since the early 2010’s, O365, and front and center in Google’s rendition of slides, naturally opting for people to embed something from Youtube.

This is functionality I feel would be beneficial to users and the Collabora Online platform as rich media sharing is more and more common. Personally, I am a bit of a neckbeard, A presentation should be static and portable without an online requirement, however I’m in a minority in this thinking today with the “always online” mentality.

Is this something that could be considered, and would there be a more formal approach to submit this as a feature request? I have been following your development team meeting notes on here, but see this is a fairly low traffic area, should other users wish to comment on their own thoughts of this suggestion. I’ll go wherever you point me.

EDIT: I believe there is probably a workflow step that would allow to have somone grab a link, and a thumbnail of a video and make them forward to the website in question. I have not tested, it does seem laborious.

With respect, Dave | Tiredofit

Hi and welcome to the forum @tiredofit!

Collabora Online ticks off the majority of the boxes for functionality, however is missing the ability from being able to embed an online video into an Impress/Presentation slide.

As of now there are no plans to add this in. However that doesn’t mean it should be tracked and considered :slight_smile: Could you please file an enhancement issue on GitHub: Sign in to GitHub · GitHub ?

This is functionality I feel would be beneficial to users and the Collabora Online platform as rich media sharing is more and more common. Personally, I am a bit of a neckbeard, A presentation should be static and portable without an online requirement, however I’m in a minority in this thinking today with the “always online” mentality.

Ehe yeah the fact that is possible to take anywhere, it’s interoperable and can be used with other tools (copy pasting charts, svgs etc) it’s pretty sweet :heart: but I get what you are saying.

We are also in IRC etc mainly for development related stuff but here is the community pages: Communicate | Collabora Online - Community Page

Thanks for not only taking the time to sign up and of course for writing this up :slight_smile: