[CentOS] Slideshow/presentation software for CentOS

Mon Aug 26 12:15:23 UTC 2019
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On 08/25/2019 09:59 PM, Robert Heller wrote:
> At Sun, 25 Aug 2019 19:52:59 +0200 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:
>> I am looking for software to make slideshows/presentations on CentOS,
>> incorporating photos, videos and text (possibly also music) allowing for
>> transition effects etc. I'd like to be able to drag and drop/rearrange
>> photos etc. from different folders into a timeline and eventually end up
>> with something I can show. Ideally without having to make copies of photos
>> and store them in a folder specific for this but drag and drop from whatever
>> folder the photo etc. already exists in.
>> Impress and similar PowerPoint-like software excluded.
>> I have found a few packages on the net but nothing that is still being developed.
>> Does anyone have any suggestions?
> LaTeX Beamer package will do much of that, I don't believe it will handle 
> either videos or music, but without anysort of point and click or drag and 
> drop GUI -- LaTeX Beamer is strictly CLI-based (well there might be GUI 
> frontends out there for LaTeX, but I doubt anything specific for Beamer, and 
> likely not partitularly like what you seem to be asking for).
> What you are describing *IS* what LibreOffice's Impress does. In the
> mess-windows and MacOSX world, this nitch is covered by PowerPoint (pretty
> much to the exclusion of any other tools, except maybe some high-end
> [expensive] tools) and in the Linux world, Impress covers this nitch (again 
> pretty much to the exclusion of any other tools). Quoting from the Highlander: 
> "There Can Be Only One".  So if you are excluding Impress and similar 
> PowerPoint-like software, you are pretty much left with no options (as you 
> seem to have already discovered).
> Note: *I* have never used any MS-Windows software (including PowerPoint) and
> personally don't have much use for any of the LibreOffice package (I only use
> them from their laughable "CLI" interface [eg with the silly --headless
> option, that only works when the DISPLAY env var is actually bound to a X11
> display, which needs to be there, to not use] to convert mess-word and excel
> files to PDF). 
>> Thank you.
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I am looking for something that is more capable than Impress. Although I use LibreOffice/OpenOffice daily, Impress does not address this need.