[FFmpeg-user] Controlling moov atom file size

Diljit Singh diljit77 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 14 20:43:46 CEST 2013

as per them current size of MOOV is 5.5 MB, but they fetch content from
origin server in sections of 2 MB. So, as per them it should be less than 2
MB or close to it.

Diljit Singh

On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 12:08 AM, Werner Robitza
<werner.robitza at gmail.com>wrote:

> > It was suggest by the tech team that moov file is large and it should
> > reduced below a certain threshold.
> >
> Unless they can't tell you what exact size the maximum is, I doubt this
> will significantly decrease the latency.
> > Somewhere in mails on this user group i also read that there is another
> > flag "-movflags faststart" which can be used to achieve similar purpose.
> >
> This moves the moov atom to the beginning of the file, which is essential
> for streaming. Otherwise you'd have to download the entire file before the
> player could start showing you video.
> You should always do that when preparing content for streaming.
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