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From Jeremy Quinn <>
Subject Re: Finished Video Processing
Date Thu, 16 Oct 2003 08:57:12 GMT

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:
>>>>>, easy enough ;-)
>>>> On MacOSX, I'm quite happy with,  
>>>> and mplayer on Linux seems to be doing a good job on Bruno's >>>>
>>> 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  
>> <> 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 :

   qt:immediate-instantiation="true"><!-- should not need this -->
       <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"  
       <region id="slide" left="160" top="0" width="540" height="420"/>
       <region id="title" left="0" top="200" width="160" height="220"/>
       <img src="cocoon.jpg" region="logo" dur="00:04:26.12"/>
       <img src="title.jpg" region="title" dur="00:04:26.12"/>
         <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"/>
videos/00-introduction.avi" region="movie" dur="00:04:26.12"/>

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 ....

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

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.

regards Jeremy

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