[Workaround]: Video not streaming

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[Workaround]: Video not streaming

Postby Tuxedo » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:48 am

I've seen this issue with some of my video files. When I play these videos via tonido web UI, the entire file has to be downloaded before the player can even start playing. Here is a workaround if you have a problem like that.

Some video files have their meta-data at the end of the file rather than at the start. So this makes it impossible for the video plugin to start the video until it gets the metadata.

Workaround to this problem is to remux (re-encode) the video file in question with a tool called mp4box. Look for the doc and download links from this link http://www.videohelp.com/tools/mp4box.

Once you download the tool, run the following command to fix the video file:

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 mp4box -isma <video_file>

If you have multiple files you can write batch script or look for some graphical frontends available for mp4box. Search google to find them

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