[Libav-user] MOOV Atom Not Found

Mark Kenna mark.kenna at sureviewsystems.com
Wed Aug 29 22:31:24 CEST 2012

On 29 Aug 2012, at 21:20, Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at> wrote:

> Mark Kenna <mark.kenna at ...> writes:
>> I am wondering how it is possible to play streamed MP4 files
>> that are produced by FFMpeg - it seems as though AV* puts the
>> MOOV atom at the end of the file which means that the entire
>> file would have to be downloaded before the video can be played.
> FFmpeg comes with a tool to move the moov atom:
> tools/qt-faststart
> Carl Eugen
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But for that you would have to have encoded the entire file before
streaming right? I need to stream as I'm encoding so there will never
be a physical file.

I'm not sure of the usage of this tool - would that still work?


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