[Ffmpeg-devel] .mpg files won't play in mac/win with simple click from browser

Marco Scoffier marco
Fri Jun 17 14:04:19 CEST 2005

Originally posted this to ffmpeg.user but have had no response so I am
trying here.  As per http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.net/compat.php I created
several different formats of movies for download from my website.

 --msmpeg4v2/avi for winXp
 --mpeg4/mov for new quicktime and 
 --mpeg1/mpg for everyone else.

Weird thing is that on older Macs OS9 and all windows the .mpgs I have
created only play the first second or so.  The file seems to download, but
then only plays the first few images, or first image.  Files available


If I download the file, on windows or mac, then play it from disk, the
whole file plays. Is this an ffmpeg issue ? or some misconfiguration of my
webserver ? The files play fine with mplayer on linux of course...



output of ffmpeg -i (I can send the command line used to create the mpgs
if needed.)

>ffmpeg -i andy_amanda.mpg
ffmpeg version 0.4.9-pre1, build 4743, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice
  configuration:  --prefix=/usr --host=i686-pc-linux-gnu
  --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --datadir=/usr/share
  --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var/lib --build=i686-pc-linux-gnu
  --enable-shared-pp --enable-shared --disable-static --enable-mmx
  --disable-altivec --disable-debug --enable-mp3lame --disable-a52
  --disable-a52bin --enable-audio-oss --enable-v4l --enable-dv1394
  --enable-dc1394 --disable-pthreads --enable-xvid --enable-ogg
  --enable-vorbis --enable-dts --disable-network --enable-zlib
  --enable-ffplay --enable-faad --enable-faac --disable-faadbin
  --enable-gpl --enable-pp --disable-opts built on May 24 2005 05:43:29,
  gcc: 3.3.5  (Gentoo Linux 3.3.5-r1, ssp-3.3.2-3, pie-
Input #0, mpeg, from 'andy_amanda.mpg':
  Duration: 00:00:54.5, start: 0.500000, bitrate: 418 kb/s Stream #0.0:
  Video: mpeg1video, 320x208, 30.00 fps
Must supply at least one output file

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