[MPlayer-users] Quicktime: "No 'moov' atom could be found"

Nico nsabbi at libero.it
Fri Aug 29 00:54:19 CEST 2003

mencoder encodes to AVI file format;
when you give the file to mplayer it will try to read it using the mov 
demuxer because of the extension assciation, and will fail
it's not MOV/MP4

Kenneth R. Martinek wrote:

> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> When I use mencode to encode what theoretically :-) will play as an 
> MPEG-4 file on Quicktime, I get an error message:
>    No 'moov' atom could be found
> Here's my cmd line:
>    mencoder -tv 
> on:driver=v4l:width=640:height=480:channel=9:chanlist=us-bcast:fps=29.976:norm=ntsc 
> -ovc lavc -lavcopts vstrict=1:vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=1500 -oac mp3lame 
> -endpos 15 -o test.mp4 >/dev/null
> Its noteable that the files does play okay with a DIVX codec (quite 
> nicely!). However, I'm relegated to having to provide my users with a 
> browser-embedded-able and javascript-able player; Quicktime fits the 
> bill and serves my Mac user base as well as Windows. W$M and Real seem 
> to be even less receptive to Mpeg4 or have other deficiencies.
> Back on topic, is there no AAC support in mplayer? Yes, I did RTFM but 
> didnt see it there at (long) glance, nor grep'ing man. I also vaguely 
> remember reading that Quicktime expects AAC when playing MPEG4. This 
> may add up to two problems?

it can decode but not encode to AAC

> Thanks much,
> ken
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