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Embedding MPEG-4

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I wanted to show an MPEG-4 video file on a web page. I'm talking about
a real iso-compliant file (with the .mp4 extension.)
I've been searching on how to use mime-types but it turns out that you
need to place a realvideo or quicktime file that links to the mpeg-4
file. But that's not what I want.

MPEG-4 is supposed to be the standard format for video on internet
(and also for other kinds of multimedia). So I want my MPEG-4 file
showing up just like a jpeg image. The visitors of the page need to
have the choice to install whatever plug-in they want, on any
platform. Most of them already do: quicktime, realone, 3ivx, mplayer
and vlc all have browser plug-ins.

Does anybody know if there is or will ever be mime-type or something
that should be used as the default way of embedding an MPEG-4 file in
html?
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Vroem wrote:
Does anybody know if there is or will ever be mime-type or something
that should be used as the default way of embedding an MPEG-4 file in
html?


http://www.spartanicus.utvinternet.ie/

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Spartanicus
Jul 20 '05 #2

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On 12/2/03 9:01 AM, in article
88**************************@posting.google.com, "Vroem"
<vr***@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
I wanted to show an MPEG-4 video file on a web page. I'm talking about
a real iso-compliant file (with the .mp4 extension.)
I've been searching on how to use mime-types but it turns out that you
need to place a realvideo or quicktime file that links to the mpeg-4
file. But that's not what I want.

MPEG-4 is supposed to be the standard format for video on internet
(and also for other kinds of multimedia). So I want my MPEG-4 file
showing up just like a jpeg image. The visitors of the page need to
have the choice to install whatever plug-in they want, on any
platform. Most of them already do: quicktime, realone, 3ivx, mplayer
and vlc all have browser plug-ins.

Does anybody know if there is or will ever be mime-type or something
that should be used as the default way of embedding an MPEG-4 file in
html?


Not as of yet. As you have found, to display in a browser you need to wrap
the file in a container such as QuickTime.

There is lots of information available here
http://www.m4if.org/ and here
http://developer.apple.com/documenta...New/index.html
jim

Jul 20 '05 #3

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I've set up a page with a video clip. Please feel free to try it out and
tell me if it works:
http://www.mpeg-4.ath.cx/

I've included a short list with some MPEG-4 players and their browser
plug-ins.

After some research I found that "video/mp4" will become the MIME type
for MPEG-4 files (until MPEG-21 comes):
http://ietf.org/proceedings/02jul/slides/avt-9.pdf

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, NOIZe.

And thanks to Spartanicus for his website that explains the right way to
embed multimedia:
http://www.spartanicus.utvinternet.ie/
Jul 20 '05 #4

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