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@turbo wrote:

@rpedde wrote:

Look around on the net for fast-start enabled aac. That’s what you need — metadata at the head of the file, not the tail. iTunes can play that.

Running the MOV file through qt-faststart and send that (i.e. without going through ffmpeg) doesn’t seem to help. iTunes still hangs up.

Could we please revisit this – it doesn’t compute…

I’ve converted my AVI to MP4, ran it through MP4Box (http://castfortwo.blogspot.com/2007/10/make-mp4-files-faststart-with-mp4box.html) to make it faststart… Streaming that file still makes iTunes to hangup…

[celia.pts/6]$ ll -h tempfile.mp4
-rw-r--r-- 1 turbo turbo 198M 2007-12-11 09:45 tempfile.mp4
[celia.pts/6]$ MP4Box -info tempfile.avi
Import probing results for tempfile.avi:
File has 2 tracks
Track 1 type: Video (XVID)
Track 2 type: Audio (....)

[celia.pts/6]$ MP4Box -inter 500 tempfile.mp4
Saving tempfile.mp4: 0.500 secs Interleaving
[celia.pts/6]$ MP4Box -info tempfile.mp4
* Movie Info *
Timescale 1000 - Duration 01:43:19.480
Fragmented File no - 2 track(s)
File Brand isom - version 512
Created: GMT Fri Jan 2 00:00:00 1970

File has no MPEG4 IOD/OD

Track # 1 Info - TrackID 1 - TimeScale 25 - Duration 01:43:19.480
Media Info: Language "Undetermined" - Type "vide:mp4v" - 154987 samples
MPEG-4 Config: Visual Stream - ObjectTypeIndication 0x20
MPEG-4 Visual Size 640 x 240 - Simple Profile @ Level 1
Pixel Aspect Ratio 1:1 - Indicated track size 640 x 240
Self-synchronized

Track # 2 Info - TrackID 2 - TimeScale 48000 - Duration 01:43:19.424
Media Info: Language "Undetermined" - Type "soun:mp4a" - 290598 samples
MPEG-4 Config: Audio Stream - ObjectTypeIndication 0x40
MPEG-4 Audio AAC LC - 2 Channel(s) - SampleRate 48000
Synchronized on stream 1

And the -hint option didn’t help either…
I read somewhere that the version of iTunes matters – mine is 7.5 (19)