Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#748 closed enhancement (wontfix)

play incomplete mp4/mov files

Reported by: compn Owned by: r_togni@…
Priority: normal Component: demuxer
Version: HEAD Severity: minor
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Reproduced by developer: no Analyzed by developer: no

Description

add support for playing incomplete mp4/mov files
would be nice...

currently mplayer and lavf demuxer fail.

Playing The Last King of Scotland.mp4.
ISO: File Type Major Brand: ISO/IEC 14496-1 (MPEG-4 system) v2
MOV: missing header (moov/cmov) chunk! Maybe broken file...
ISO: File Type Major Brand: ISO/IEC 14496-1 (MPEG-4 system) v2
MOV: missing header (moov/cmov) chunk! Maybe broken file...
libavformat file format detected.
LAVF: no audio or video headers found - broken file?

Exiting... (End of file)

Change History (2)

comment:1 by reimar, 15 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Not possible, the information necessary to play the files is just not there.
Using http://svn.mplayerhq.hu/ffmpeg/trunk/qt-faststart.c?view=markup on the complete file will make it playable even when incomplete later on.

comment:2 by dennisn, 4 months ago

What information is missing? It's very weird that the very end of a file should be required to play all the rest of it.

It's very frustrating that we can't play incomplete/partial video files .. ie. that we have to wait for the entire download to complete in order to see anything.

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