Re: [plug] video streaming formats

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Author: Danny Ching
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Subject: Re: [plug] video streaming formats
Modern browsers that recognize the video tag will do streaming without a
need for a player.
On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 8:49 PM Roberto Verzola <rverzola@???> wrote:

> Is that how web servers do it? They start their own players to stream
> out video files?
>
> I was hoping there is a video format somewhere that can be displayed
> live while it is being downloaded. I thought this was what streaming
> video was all about...
>
> By the way, to those who (like me) have been waiting for a good video
> editor for Linux, my recent browsing seems to indicate two that stand
> out (because they are not crashy). Open Shot for instance is
> essentially unusable for me because it crashes too often. The first
> 8is KDEnlive (v0.9.10 -- v0.9.8 still crashed occasionally
> according to one reviewer, but v0.8.10 seems have finally eliminated
> the crashes). I used KDEnlive right after I downloaded it (and for the
> first time too), and I managed to quickly convert .mp4 to .flv. No
> crash too. It's a good start. The second is -- surprise, surprise --
> Blender. I tried it a few years back and although it was already stable
> even then, couldn't really handle the steep learning curve. But there
> are lots of tutorials on youtube. It turns out that Blender also has a
> built-in video editor, and it works fine, according to reviewers. (I
> haven't tried Blender yet, only KDEnlive).
>
> Obet
>
>
> Obet
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> On Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:20:29 +0800
> Niels Tomey <niels@???> wrote:
>
> > Then wouldn't you need to embed it in a player? Then in the player
> > configuration in the website you could make the video start automatic?
> > On Apr 23, 2015 5:05 PM, "Roberto Verzola" <rverzola@???>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > What are the usuable formats for video streaming? (if you click on
> > > the file, the browser render it immediately as video).
> > >
> > > I ask this because the .mp4 output of ffmpeg is considered a
> > > corrupted file by reconq and firefox browsers. But the original
> > > version reads just fine.
> > >
> > > I converted the .mp4 to .flv using kdenlive (it worked without
> > > hitch, unlike openshot which crashes on me after several clicks on
> > > the menu).
> > >
> > > But clicking on the .flv triggers an option to download and save,
> > > or to open with a video player. Then it is downloaded first (a long
> > > time...) before the player opens it.
> > >
> > > I'm looking for a way to save the video in a form that what posted
> > > on a website is streamed straight for rendering by a browser.
> > >
> > > Greetings to all,
> > >
> > > Obet
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