Windows and video streaming

Started Feb 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Scott Eaton Senior Member • Posts: 2,157
nothing to do with Windows

Mac's handle metadata in the .MOV file differently because of the draconian way Apple handles all their media apps - no distinction between apps and operating systems. To be fair, Microsoft tries to do the same with their own formats, but nobody takes them seriously and it's typically ignored. Try running Silverlight on Linux - same annoyances.

Firefox is obviously not detecting the .MOV file is supposed to be streamed, or the player you are using isn't reading it. As I recall .MOV files need to either be 'hinted with QT Pro that they need to be streamed, or launched with a web-script that tells your client machine browser it needs to be streamed.

Firefox is playing by the rules.

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