MP4 pseudostreaming - seek delay

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Wed Apr 18 06:07:00 UTC 2012

You can split the big movie file into small pieces, thus you have smaller index for each small movie file.

In the player, when current part is about to end, load next part, when current part is over, play the next part. So the movie is played seamlessly, you save network traffics, and your users feel better. You need to modify your movie player, but it is not a very hard work.

Be caution: you must split your movie file at offsets of key-frame.  


Le mercredi, avril 18, 2012 à 9:23 AM, ragivan a écrit :

> That was back in 2008, they didn't have 2 hour long videos. But what I
> was talking about what regarding the technology, lighttpd and nginx both
> do pseudo streaming. The moov atom is about 5 MB so it takes about 10
> seconds to download that before playing the video. Is there some
> technique to start playing the video after partial download of the moov
> atom? Or is it possible to cache the moov atom into memory for faster
> retrieval?
> Posted at Nginx Forum:,223375,225453#msg-225453
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