Auto-Kick MP4 to QuickTime

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05 Feb, 2012 09:46 PM

I haven't been able to do this with FVR or QTE. Even in Safari with which I have used a popular
extension to do so successfully on major video portals still gives me my choice of a) qt plugin with no
fullscreen option or b) html5 player with no fullscreen option when it comes to bogstandard mp4.

Is this possible?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 05 Feb, 2012 09:54 PM

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    Do you have a sample URL for what you're doing?

    QTE doesn't do this per se; other than its specialized YouTube support, it only handles HTML5 video, and only if the site presents MPEG-4 as an option (not all of them do, and some sites think they are "smart" by seeing Firefox and not offering MPEG-4). There isn't much that can be done about that other than educating the site owners about portable video.

  2. 2 Posted by cornwall on 05 Feb, 2012 10:51 PM

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    I don't have a test case URL on-hand, but any MP4 that registers in the browser as (MP4/Object) should do.

    I can confirm that this feature is unavailable in Opera, Camino and OmniWeb as well.

    MacVideoDL with UA spoofed yields the same result with resulting MP4's.

    FVR Beta has an option for such a feature on Windows-only and even then only downloads instead of streaming.

    It's funny that Apple loathes Flash but was still willing to cripple x264!

    QuickTime / external player streaming support or even a fullscreen-hack for qt-embeds would be a major advance for the platform I think. Another question would be how to force HTML5 player in TFF as one can do in Safari with CTP.

  3. 3 Posted by saltine on 05 Feb, 2012 10:54 PM

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    In my experience, Any MP4 that registers in the browser as MP4/Object could be a valid test-case.

    I can confirm that this feature is unavailable in Opera, Camino and OmniWeb as well.

    MacVideoDL with UA spoofed yields the same result with resulting MP4's.

    FVR Beta has an option for such a feature on Windows-only and even then only downloads instead of streaming.

    It's funny that Apple loathes Flash but was still so willing to cripple x264!

    QuickTime / external player streaming support or even a fullscreen-hack for qt-embeds would be a major advance for the platform I think. Another question would be how to force HTML5 player in TFF as one can do in Safari with CTP.

  4. 4 Posted by cosmonot on 07 Feb, 2012 04:52 AM

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    No PPC browser can do this sadly but you may have some luck pasting the direct URL into VLC. Perhaps someone could or has created an automator script for this but I do not know of one.

  5. 5 Posted by Ron J on 17 Feb, 2012 03:40 AM

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    This is a safari extension that does something similar to do this some sites.
    http://www.verticalforest.com/youtube5-extension/

    I noticed the WebM video playback (like YouTube...) in 10-4 is pretty choppy compared to the HTML5 video playback in Safari.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 17 Feb, 2012 03:48 AM

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    Safari uses H.264 hardware acceleration. No Mac, not even Intel Macs, currently has hardware acceleration for WebM. Also see my comment to your other posting.

  7. 7 Posted by Craig on 18 May, 2012 01:41 AM

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    I have a problem with a video not working in Firefox. Get the message "No video with supported format and MIME type format." Works fine with Safari, Chrome, Opera. Here's the code:

    <source src="ShrimpMovie_1.mp4" type="video/mp4" />
    <source src="ShrimpMovie_1.webm" type="video/webm" />
     <source src="ShrimpMovie_1.ogv" type="video/ogg" /> 
    
    <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" » width="640" height="360" » data="player.swf?file=ShrimpMovie_1.mp4">
    

    Here's the URL:
    http://buildersclass.org/_img/2012/2012May/Shrimp_1/ShrimpMovie_1.html

    I've re-uloadedthe various types of videos but still no luck.
    thanks for your help

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 18 May, 2012 02:05 AM

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    Craig, if this is a Firefox-general issue, please don't submit those here; file a bug with Mozilla. We don't accept bugs specifically against TenFourFox unless they are specific to TenFourFox. If it occurs with Firefox, it's Mozilla's bug and we'll pick it up when they repair it.

  9. Cameron Kaiser closed this discussion on 21 Oct, 2012 05:57 AM.

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