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Streaming .mov files

Streaming .mov files

CommCulture R.
New member | Level 1

Hi

We have a site where we are trying to stream some of our videos from dropbox.

We have been able to stream .mp4 files using the following code
<p><video width="640" height="480" controls="controls">
<source src="/ [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/96vicpakrxfcv1d/Carly%20Southern%20-%20cats.mp4?dl=0"](https://d...; type="video/mp4">
</video></p>

When we try to stream .mov files we get a zero length and a blank video player.
<video width="640" height="480" controls="controls">
<source src="/ [https://www.dropbox.com/s/h3j6grnmxucfgzi/Richard%20Southern%20-%20IMG\_1642.MOV?dl=0"](https://www....; type="video/quicktime"></source>
</video>

We are new to dropbox so any help would really be appreciated.

Thanks

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SwanCobb
Collaborator | Level 10

Both play fine for me. The HTML in your second video is bad... Instead of IMG\_1642.MOV just have it be IMG_1642.MOV

The other problem could be that to play quicktime videos, you may need the QuickTime Player.

You're better off remuxing it so that it is an MP4 container using a free command line tool such as FFMPEG. Using the following command line, I was able to produce a MP4 that is better supported than QuickTime player without changing the encoding inside. It remain h.264 and aac:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b0naxhbkmui3gki/Richard%20Southern%20-%20IMG_1642.mp4?dl=0

 

ffmpeg -i img_1642.mov -codec copy img_1642.mp4

CommCulture R.
New member | Level 1

Hi Sun W.K,

Thanks for your quick reply.

Our site is at http://demo.online-communities.org/
You can access it using test / test

We have been able to stream .mp4 files using the following code
<p><video width="640" height="480" controls="controls">
<source src="/ [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/96vicpakrxfcv1d/Carly%20Southern%20-%20cats.mp4?dl=0](https://dl..."; type="video/mp4">
</video></p>

When we try to stream .mov files we get a zero length and a blank video player.
<video width="640" height="480" controls="controls">
<source src="/ [https://www.dropbox.com/s/h3j6grnmxucfgzi/Richard%20Southern%20-%20IMG\\_1642.MOV?dl=0](https://www...."; type="video/quicktime"></source>
</video>

If you click on Diary and then select TEST from the list of posts you will see that the top video is blank but the .mp4 one plays fine.

You can edit the post (pencil icon top right) and select the code tool ( <> ) to see the code behind the post.

Thanks for all your help

Carly

SwanCobb
Collaborator | Level 10

It seems you just reposted your question without reading what I wrote. QuickTime movies are not supported without a plugin. If MP4 works for you, convert the QuickTime videos to MP4 first. You will have better compatibility this way. Not everyone has QuickTime installed.

 

Or upload it to YouTube and reference it from YouTube.

CommCulture R.
New member | Level 1

Hi Sun W.K

Thanks for your reply.

The last post had the option for you to take a look at an example of the issue we were having but it's OK now.

Thanks for your help
Cheers

Carly

 

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