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    Fair point, my market share numbers probably are a bit outdated (they were off-the-top-of-head numbers).

    To be fair though, I'm not looking for a cross-platform video delivery system here; I'm looking for a simple, easy-to-use, low support way of non-technical teachers putting together a presentation which includes video for use on our plasma screen (perhaps I should have said that earlier!). You can praise the open source world and talk about hand-held devices all you want, but here and now, for this project, I need PowerPoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    To be fair though, I'm not looking for a cross-platform video delivery system here
    You asked for showing video on Linux via PowerPoint, definitely sounds like a cross-platform delivery system. You might be better using a Windows netbook much more straight forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Fair point, my market share numbers probably are a bit outdated (they were off-the-top-of-head numbers).

    To be fair though, I'm not looking for a cross-platform video delivery system here; I'm looking for a simple, easy-to-use, low support way of non-technical teachers putting together a presentation which includes video for use on our plasma screen (perhaps I should have said that earlier!). You can praise the open source world and talk about hand-held devices all you want, but here and now, for this project, I need PowerPoint.
    I don't think you're going to find a simple answer for videos in Impress - it just isn't designed for it. Have you tried the wine/powerpoint viewer option? You should be able to do something via that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    You might be better using a Windows netbook much more straight forward.
    You're probably right, I was just trying to save a few pennies on a Windows licence. By the time I factor in the additional training Linux, Impress/Wine generate, it probably isn't a saving though.

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