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

Ken Martinek kmartinek at ascentmedia.com
Fri Aug 29 17:27:30 CEST 2003

 Wow, I thought it might have supported other containers. My understanding
is that for a file to really be a true "mpeg-4" file, it has to have its
container too. Its also been my understanding that AVI cant contain
"Objects" like MP4 or Quicktime wrappers, so is a generally bad container,
true? AVI also seems to have poor support on streaming servers.

Is an mp4 container far off in the future?

Hm, this may also be the reason that Real player doesnt like the output file
either; it says something about "invalid or corrupt file"...

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Rogers
To: MPlayer user's list.
Sent: 8/28/03 9:10 PM
Subject: [MPlayer-users] Re: Quicktime: "No 'moov' atom could be found"

[Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read
Sycotic Smith wrote:
> Did you try the -ovc qtvideo (if you have it supported, of course)? It
would theoretically create afile playable by Quicktime...
> (Hint: mencoder -ovc help)

No, -ovc selects the video encoder, not the container. Libavcodec does 
quite well encoding MPEG-4 anyway, which Quicktime should have no 
trouble with. However, mencoder cannot create any type of container 
except AVI. It cannot create Quicktime MOVs, or MP4s or anything else. 
If Quicktime understands AVI, it may be able to understand mencoder's 
output, but will probably be confused by an extension other than .avi.

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