#14 Certain movies on quicktime.com play with low fps/resolution

closed-fixed
Plugin (92)
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2004-01-15
2003-11-10
Anonymous
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Certain trailers, such as,
http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/along_came_polly/
play at a low framerate and seem to be at lower
resolution. While others, such as,
http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/dayaftertomorrow/
play fantastic. The trailers that let you select the
size you'd like to play (small, medium, large) always
play fine. Only the trailers that don't ask seem to
have the problem.

kojima@new.rr.com

Discussion

  • Kevin DeKorte

    Kevin DeKorte - 2003-12-03

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    Know the issue, still researching how to correct.

     
  • Kevin DeKorte

    Kevin DeKorte - 2003-12-03
    • assigned_to: nobody --> kdekorte
    • status: open --> open-postponed
     
  • Erich Edgar Hoover

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    Reason:
    Quicktime sends 3 different movies when there's no
    "selectable" option. By changing the line:
    printf("playable %i \n", playable);
    in mplayerplug-in.c to the line:
    printf("playable %i (%s)\n", playable, stream->url);
    you can see the following output (after several files that
    I'm not quite sure what they do):

    playable 1
    (http://a772.g.akamai.net/5/772/51/2de25bdf20ffd2/1a1a1aaa2198c627970773d80669d84574a8d80d3cb12453c02589f25382f668c9329e0375e8177bed52b320970678e35685fc65d33498f96dd249b2268e0263c72f90fd66d246b523/winadatewithtadham_m240.mov)
    playable 1
    (http://a772.g.akamai.net/5/772/51/2de25bdf20ffd2/1a1a1aaa2198c627970773d80669d84574a8d80d3cb12453c02589f25382f668c9329e0375e8177bed52b320970678e35685fc65d33498f96dd249b2268e0263c72f90fd66d246b523/winadatewithtadham_m320.mov)
    playable 1
    (http://a772.g.akamai.net/5/772/51/2de25bdf20ffd2/1a1a1aaa2198c627970773d80669d84574a8d80d3cb12453c02589f25382f668c9329e0375e8177bed52b320970678e35685fc65d33498f96dd249b2268e0263c72f90fd66d246b523/winadatewithtadham_m480.mov)

    notice the first option ends with _m240.mov the send
    _m320.mov and the third _m480.mov. If you play each one of
    these you'll notice the first one is pathetic, the second is
    OK and the third one has a decent quality.

     
  • Erich Edgar Hoover

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    Looking at the stream definition file (-sref.mov ending) the
    "rdrf" MOV command has different prefixes with values of
    "6", "2", or "@".
    The prefixes 6 & 2 are for the files that don't really
    appear to do anything and the @ prefix (hex: 40) is the
    prefix for the three actual streams. I'm not quite sure how
    you should "detect" which stream to use, but at least you
    can identify which ones are actually the streams and which
    ones are (apparently) garbage.

     
  • Kevin DeKorte

    Kevin DeKorte - 2004-01-15
    • status: open-postponed --> closed-fixed
     
  • Kevin DeKorte

    Kevin DeKorte - 2004-01-15

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    Added support for this in v1.1

     

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