WP Marketing » Topic: f4v files do not start playing until download is finished http://wpmarketing.org/forum/topic/f4v-files-do-not-start-playing-until-download-is-finished Wordpress for Internet and Affiliate Marketing en-US Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:57:14 +0000 http://bbpress.org/?v=1.0.2 <![CDATA[Search]]> q http://wpmarketing.org/forum/search.php hanadaddy on "f4v files do not start playing until download is finished" http://wpmarketing.org/forum/topic/f4v-files-do-not-start-playing-until-download-is-finished#post-340 Sun, 10 Jul 2011 20:30:41 +0000 hanadaddy 340@http://wpmarketing.org/forum/ <p>Wait , my previous post with the external link was for the actual streaming case where streaming media server was used. When I tried that adding 'MP4:' prefix in front of the URL , it did not work.</p> <p>But take a look at the below blog article.<br /> <a href="http://howbits.com/stream-mp4-website-h264-high/" rel="nofollow">http://howbits.com/stream-mp4-website-h264-high/</a></p> <p>The author said, for the mp4 (.f4v is based on MP4) files, metadata is located at the end of the file, so the whole file has to be downloaded before start playing the file. But if you move the metadata to the front, it would start right away as soon as file download starts.</p> <p>He introduced a utility for that , but the link is bad. Try this link to download the MetadataMover.<br /> <a href="http://rndware.info/products/metadata-mover.html" rel="nofollow">http://rndware.info/products/metadata-mover.html</a></p> <p>So I tested myself using mp4 file and it really started to play as soon as first few seconds section of the movie was downloaded. I am not sure if this software would work with f4v files, but try again. </p> hanadaddy on "f4v files do not start playing until download is finished" http://wpmarketing.org/forum/topic/f4v-files-do-not-start-playing-until-download-is-finished#post-339 Sun, 10 Jul 2011 18:49:25 +0000 hanadaddy 339@http://wpmarketing.org/forum/ <p>I found some resources in <a href="http://flowplayer.org/forum/5/21728" rel="nofollow">http://flowplayer.org/forum/5/21728</a>.<br /> I will apply this to the my plugin soon . </p> <p>Thank you for the reporting. </p> howardz on "f4v files do not start playing until download is finished" http://wpmarketing.org/forum/topic/f4v-files-do-not-start-playing-until-download-is-finished#post-334 Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:35:38 +0000 howardz 334@http://wpmarketing.org/forum/ <p>I am using remote URLs to play some videos, the .flv files start streaming immediately (before the entire file has downloaded). </p> <p>But the .f4v files will not start playing until the entire video is finished. Is this a configuration issue with flowplayer? Can I fix it? Some of these videos are 10 megs so users are sitting there at a blank video player screen. </p>