[FFmpeg-devel] moov atom at the beginning of the file...
Wed Jul 16 10:37:38 CEST 2008
> HI there...
> I was wondering if theres any way to tell ffmpeg to write the moov atom
> at the begining of a mp4 instead of at the end. I know this is an old
> issue, but I was wondering if theres any new feature in latest ffmpeg
> that would do this now...
> I want to be able to encode avi files to mp4 and get a stream-ready
> file. I know about qt-faststart, but I really need to be able to get the
> file straight out of ffmpeg.
and this is the wrong mailing list
> My idea is to actually make ffmpeg write the encoded video to a pipe and
> use a script in parallel reading that pipe and sending it trough a
> socket directly to a player. Basically "re-encoding" a file in realtime
> for streaming. But the problem is that I need the moov atom at the
> begining of the file so the player can start playing it right away.
> I already do this encoding FLV, but now I really wich to make it also
> work with mp4 files...
> Also, if someone know where I can find more info about the moov atom
> (maybe how it is constructed, what type of info is in it, whats the
> minimun info that a moov atom need to have) I could maybe try to create
> a "standard" atom that my script would automatically send to the player
> before start sending the real data, triggering the progressive download
> in the client side...
Purple Labs S.A.
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