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kurcbuz
03-04-2008, 09:13 AM
Have installed Darwin correctly as per all instructions. However, a large .mov file must completely load before starting to stream [or at least almost completely]. Have correctly put the movie in /usr/movies/ and created an alias to that directory. It does show up but after an extremely long time. Any suggestions? This is a dedicated server.

Movie is at http://www.origingroup.ca/scenes/careeropp4-h.php

Thanks.

Kurc

Orf
03-10-2008, 10:32 AM
Have installed Darwin correctly as per all instructions. However, a large .mov file must completely load before starting to stream [or at least almost completely]. Have correctly put the movie in /usr/movies/ and created an alias to that directory. It does show up but after an extremely long time. Any suggestions? This is a dedicated server.

Movie is at http://www.origingroup.ca/scenes/careeropp4-h.php

Thanks.

Kurc

I have the same problem. Doesn't anyone respond to these queries? If West Host cannot provide streaming media, it should notice of that fact.

wildjokerdesign
03-10-2008, 04:01 PM
Your more likely to get a response if you use the Contact Us page and submit a ticket with your question. The forum is not officially watched by the WestHost Techs so they may not see the question. Unless a user has had the same problem and been able to solve it and frequents these forms they may not have an answer either.

I don't deal much with this and the little bit that I have I've never run across this problem. The only thing I can think of off the top of my head is to make sure that when you created the movie file that you saved it as a streaming file. I am going on vague memory here from the last time I worked with video files and remember that some formats do have to be saved in a in a way that allows them to stream.

Orf
03-10-2008, 06:38 PM
Thanks for the advice about the Contact Us page. I have no idea how to save a video file as a streaming file.

wildjokerdesign
03-11-2008, 08:36 AM
This PDF may help you some: http://developer.apple.com/opensource/server/streaming/qtss_admin_guide.pdf

In it the following is mentioned:

Preparing Prerecorded Media
Prerecorded media can be played back as a simulated live stream in a playlist when prepared properly.

To prepare prerecorded media for broadcast in a playlist:

Use the same number and types of tracks for each movie in the playlist.

Be sure all the media files contain compatible media types. For example, all audio tracks should use the same encoding, sampling rate, compression, and bit rate. All video tracks should also use the same encoding, compression, and bit rate.


Format the media in each file in the same way.

For example, use the same frame size for each video track.


For movie playlists, be sure each media file is a hinted QuickTime movie or a hinted MPEG-4 file.

For an MP3 playlist, each file must be an MP3 audio file with the same sample rate (the data rates do not need to be the same). Do not hint MP3 files when preparing an MP3 playlist.


Copy all media files to your streaming server.


I thought it might be handy to also have the link to the WH documentation for Darwin Streaming Server (http://helpdocs.westserver.net/v3/sitemanager/Darwin_Stream_Server.htm).

J_M
04-29-2008, 11:19 AM
was this problem resolved? I will need to attempt a similar posting of a video. The only thing that I was wondering is that the Darwin SS mentioned that it required a static IP, could that be the problem?

Any other tips, for when I give it a try?

thanks, j