Recorded video take a long time to display in mp4

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interdif
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Recorded video take a long time to display in mp4

Post by interdif » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:33 pm

Hi,

i have a problem with the load time of mp4 recorded events, i record for some camera at 1080p/24 so video files are around 300mb ...

when i want to play an event in chrome or zmninj, i have to wait longgg time for it to play, if i'm on wifi its ..... longggggg

on firefox its very quick but i cant search in the video since its not fully downloaded...

i dont remember it was so long to load before and its not network related, maybe an update in ZM or Chrome ?

any ideas are welcome :)

Thanks

mikb
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Re: Recorded video take a long time to display in mp4

Post by mikb » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:19 pm

Is the long wait because your browser is indeed downloading the whole thing (before it lets you play it at all), so that it can truly know the size, and then let you seek in it?

Firefox is letting you view it while still downloading (cacheing) at the expense of being able to seek. Can't seek, I don't know the size!?

Some video players won't play a part-downloaded video (just a flat refusal because it's not complete) whereas others will play, but will act oddly once the file becomes longer than the length it first estimated :) (e.g. when you reach 02:39 of 02:32 ... file is 103% complete and still growing, huh?)

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Re: Recorded video take a long time to display in mp4

Post by iconnor » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:20 am

Please test with 1.34.18. Might be fixed, and now we have some options for tweaking.

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