[FFmpeg-user] fragmented mp4 and playing while converting

Julien Dotsev j.docev at gmail.com
Thu May 6 21:28:43 EEST 2021

Hi Carl,
Yes as I told you this are my limits. The  reason  I don't preconvert is
simple - space. If I do it I lose  the concept of my app. I know that is
easier but is not what I'm looking for.

There are api serveces who do that but it is too expensive if I do it for a
lot of users. That's why I look for a way to do it by myself with ffmpeg.

Working with any browser is not a must. If I make it work even with one is
enough for my purposes.


On Thu, 6 May 2021, 20:17 Carl Zwanzig, <cpz at tuunq.com> wrote:

> First off, do not top-post in this mailing list (it's in the FAQ, link in
> an
> earlier email)
> On 5/5/2021 6:29 PM, Julien Dotsev wrote:
> > As I mentioned above I want to be able to play it in a HTML<video> tag.
> As
> > in a video tag it can be only 3 formats.  I can't play avi, so that's
> why I
> > try to convert it.
> OK, then convert to a compatible format upload that (however to fully
> support the video tag, you'll need multiple formats to match what the
> browsers want- mp4/ogg/webm).
> BTW, because of the way ogg containers are constructed, you should have
> better luck with them than mp4.
> > I have a server with files. Not all of them are  HTML<video> tag
> > compatible. I want to be able to play them in a browser, but I don't
> > want to keep another copy with another format on the server.
> Just do it, life will be much simpler.
> > And I can not convert them and have the converted copy either because I
> > must be able to give back the original file to the user.Don't erase the
> original file?
> https://web.dev/media/ has some useful info about using the video tag.
> You're much better off pre-converting the files. Is there any specific
> reason you can't do that?
> Later,
> z!
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