Problems with Theora in Keynote
I have XiphQT installed and have some Ogg theora videos I would like to play in Apple's Keynote presentation software. They play fine in iTunes using XiphQT but don't work in Keynote. I have each video in two formats: (1) in a ".ogg" file, and (2) in a ".mov" file created by opening the ".ogg" file in QuickTime Pro and saving it as a QuickTime movie. I can't use either directly in Keynote, but by first adding them to iTunes, I can at least get Keynote to recognize them (they show up in Keynote's media browser).
When I try adding the ".mov" version to a presentation, Keynote crashes. When I add the ".ogg" version, it shows up in Keynote as an "empty" rectangle (completely transparent -- only the 8 handles are drawn). Playing the presentation will show the video, but only the first few and last few frames are drawn (the movie player continues updating the time slider as if the movie were playing normally but no new frames are drawn until the last few). While still in presentation mode, moving the mouse to the time slider and manually dragging it through the movie works. However, if I exit presentation mode, click on the empty rectangle and go to the QuickTime tab of Keynote's object inspector dialog, when I select a poster frame for the movie and let go of the slider, Keynote crashes. All of these crashes appear to happen inside the XiphQT framework. I can send backtraces and a sample theora file if anyone is willing to look at them.
Thanks for the XiphQT package, I really enjoy it and am hoping to enjoy it some more with Keynote. I'm also working on adding Theora output to ParaView (paraview.org), which is one of the reasons I would like to get Theora working in Keynote.