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    Hello all. I need some input on what video player will work for the videos I have created. The videos are created with an open source program in Linux called Motion. They are encoded with FFmpeg in mpeg-4 format. There is no choice to convert these videos to a better format such as mp4, which most media players for websites use that I have found.

    The one media player I have found that halfway works is Real Player which gives me an error "This movie is not optimized for progressive playback." I do not have the exact error code and frankly, I don't care if there are other video player options. Quick Time was also tried, which resulted in a green screen. I'm not looking for diagnosis of these players, just an option that will work with video and sound.

    My main question: What video player will work with the video information provided below by FFmpeg?
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    FFmpeg version git-N-28545-g038566a, Copyright (c) 2000-2011 the FFmpeg developers
      built on Mar 21 2011 13:55:25 with gcc 4.4.5
      configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --enable-nonfree --enable-postproc --enable-libfaac --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libx264 --enable-libxvid --enable-x11grab
      libavutil    50. 40. 0 / 50. 40. 0
      libavcodec   52.114. 0 / 52.114. 0
      libavformat  52.103. 0 / 52.103. 0
      libavdevice  52.  3. 0 / 52.  3. 0
      libavfilter   1. 76. 0 /  1. 76. 0
      libswscale    0. 12. 0 /  0. 12. 0
      libpostproc  51.  2. 0 / 51.  2. 0
    Input #0, avi, from '/od/2011-03-27-03-00-17.mp4':
      Metadata:
        encoder         : MEncoder VERSION
      Duration: 00:01:03.50, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 212 kb/s
        Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 640x480 [PAR 1:1 DAR 4:3], 30 tbr, 30 tbn, 30 tbc
        Stream #0.1: Audio: mp2, 44100 Hz, mono, s16, 64 kb/s
    At least one output file must be specified
    crimsonsecurity@thelookingglass:~$ ffmpeg -i /mv/32_day-03-29-2011_time-15-48-45.mp4
    FFmpeg version git-N-28545-g038566a, Copyright (c) 2000-2011 the FFmpeg developers
      built on Mar 21 2011 13:55:25 with gcc 4.4.5
      configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --enable-nonfree --enable-postproc --enable-libfaac --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libx264 --enable-libxvid --enable-x11grab
      libavutil    50. 40. 0 / 50. 40. 0
      libavcodec   52.114. 0 / 52.114. 0
      libavformat  52.103. 0 / 52.103. 0
      libavdevice  52.  3. 0 / 52.  3. 0
      libavfilter   1. 76. 0 /  1. 76. 0
      libswscale    0. 12. 0 /  0. 12. 0
      libpostproc  51.  2. 0 / 51.  2. 0
    Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from '/mv/32_day-03-29-2011_time-15-48-45.mp4':
      Metadata:
        major_brand     : isom
        minor_version   : 512
        compatible_brands: isomiso2mp41
        creation_time   : 1970-01-01 00:00:00
        encoder         : Lavf52.103.0
      Duration: 00:02:02.50, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1310 kb/s
        Stream #0.0(und): Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 640x480 [PAR 1:1 DAR 4:3], 1309 kb/s, 12 fps, 12 tbr, 12 tbn, 12 tbc
        Metadata:
          creation_time   : 1970-01-01 00:00:00
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    Probably only with the vlc media player browser plugin.
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    Thanks. Do you know any helpful links other than the Video LAN Forums? I will have to try out some example code later tonight.
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  4. Couldn't you just edit again in Cinelerra or other Linux video editor? That should allow you to upload to youtube or Vimeo and save your bandwidth.
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    No, as stated in my first post, editing is not an option. It takes up too much CPU time. The video cannot change formats.
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    find another program to create your videos or learn how to change the specs. especially the audio, make it aac.
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    Thanks for the input aedipuss, I would love to change the specs. In order to do this, I would have to dig through the source of Motion for Linux, recompile it, and hope that it records correctly. This has crossed my mind.

    Baldrick: I have found an example of using the VLC plugin but my buttons do not function correctly. The videos do play with autoplay set to yes. Could you lend a helping hand? My examples are located at: http://crimsonsecurity.dyndns.org/vlcmedia.html

    Code:
    <h1>Demo of VLC mozilla plugin - Example 1</h1>
    
    <embed type="application/x-vlc-plugin"
             name="video1"
             autoplay="yes" loop="yes" width="400" height="300"
             target="/mv/02_day-03-29-2011_time-19-12-25.mp4" />
    <br />
      <a href="javascript:;" onclick='document.video1.play()'>Play video1</a>
      <a href="javascript:;" onclick='document.video1.pause()'>Pause video1</a>
    
      <a href="javascript:;" onclick='document.video1.stop()'>Stop video1</a>
      <a href="javascript:;" onclick='document.video1.fullscreen()'>Fullscreen</a>
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