[mythtv-users] MythGallery Display MP4s?
raymond at wagnerrp.com
Fri Jan 15 03:34:29 UTC 2010
On 1/14/2010 6:05 PM, Kirk Bocek wrote:
> Right you are! I had forgotten that MP4 is simply a
> variation/extension of the MPEG standard. After renaming the files to
> ".mpg" they play fine in VLC on Windows and mplayer under linux. They
> display fine in the MythGallery browser.
MP4 is the container format for the MPEG4 standard (specifically part
14), and is based off the QuickTime container format. It is completely
independent of MPG, which is the container format for the old MPEG and
MPEG2 standards. The reason the above works is because any properly
designed media player outright disregards the extension, and instead
reads the 'magic number' in the first couple bytes of the file to
determine what format it is in.
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