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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Finished Video Processing
Date Thu, 16 Oct 2003 10:05:23 GMT

On Thursday, Oct 16, 2003, at 10:57 Europe/Rome, Jeremy Quinn wrote:

>
> On Thursday, October 16, 2003, at 12:18 AM, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>
>>
>> On Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003, at 18:27 Europe/Rome, Jeremy Quinn wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> On Wednesday, October 15, 2003, at 03:06 PM, Berin Loritsch wrote:
>>>
>>>> Steven Noels wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>>>>>> www.divx.com, easy enough ;-)
>>>>> On MacOSX, I'm quite happy with  
>>>>> http://mplayerosx.sourceforge.net/, and mplayer on Linux seems to  
>>>>> be doing a good job on Bruno's >>>> laptop.
>>>>
>>>> Doesn't help me on windows though, dude.  :(
>>>>
>>>> Anyway, I downloaded the ad-ware Stefano pointed me to.
>>>
>>> FYI: If you want to play the video in QuickTime Player (etc.) the  
>>> free version of DivX 5.0.4 codec for MacOSX from  
>>> <http://www.divx.com/divx/mac/> works well.
>>> Unless (like me :) you had 3ivx D4 4.0.4 installed in  
>>> /Library/QuickTime/ which overrode the DivX codec .... I had to  
>>> remove it first.
>>>
>>> Top job Stefano!
>>
>> thanks mate!
>
> OK, I had a go at making a SMIL of Steven's Introduction :
>
> <smil
>   xmlns:qt="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/resources/smilextensions"
>   qt:autoplay="false"
>   qt:time-slider="true"
>   qt:immediate-instantiation="true"><!-- should not need this -->
>   <head>
>     <layout>
>       <root-layout width="700" height="420" background-color="white"/>
>       <region id="logo" left="0" top="0" width="160" height="80"/>
>       <region id="movie" left="0" top="80" width="160" height="120"  
> fit="fill"/>
>       <region id="slide" left="160" top="0" width="540" height="420"/>
>       <region id="title" left="0" top="200" width="160" height="220"/>
>     </layout>
>   </head>
>   <body>
>     <par>
>       <img src="cocoon.jpg" region="logo" dur="00:04:26.12"/>
>       <img src="title.jpg" region="title" dur="00:04:26.12"/>
>       <seq>
>         <img src="slide_01.jpg" region="slide" dur="00:00:28.16"/>
>         <img src="slide_02.jpg" region="slide" dur="00:00:51.06"/>
>         <img src="slide_03.jpg" region="slide" dur="00:00:34.26"/>
>         <img src="slide_04.jpg" region="slide" dur="00:00:38.20"/>
>         <img src="slide_05.jpg" region="slide" dur="00:01:49.04"/>
>       </seq>
>       <video  
> src="http://apache.mirror.positive-internet.com/cocoon/events/gt2003/ 
> videos/00-introduction.avi" region="movie" dur="00:04:26.12"/>
>     </par>
>   </body>
> </smil>
>
> It works beautifully when the .avi is a local file, but not when it is  
> loaded over the net. I checked this in QT Player (entering the URL)  
> and directly in Safari, and it also completely fails to play, even  
> after having buffered it. No Audio, jerky video. I also tried saving  
> the SMIL as a Composite, fast-start .mov (with external references),  
> but still no go ....

crap, can you post the above (and the images) somewhere on the net so  
that I can see it?

> So maybe the DivX codec is not so good after all :)

divx is the most crossplatform/free codec, that's why I choose it,  
nothing about technical excellence in the choice. It had to be "good  
enough".

I'm not surprised if it doesn't work well with more interactive  
usage.... have you tried with real player?

> OK, so I could re-process the video so it would maybe work, but the  
> whole idea was to re-use the existing files in different containers.

yep.

--
Stefano.


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