MediaStream for iPhone and iPod Touch

Chris Carey chris.carey at gmail.com
Mon May 19 09:39:28 MDT 2008


On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 11:39 PM, Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:

> I got it running on my system, but almost any mp4 video I try to watch,
> safari complains that the file is too big.  Do you know why this would
> happen.  Even a small (3 minute clip) gives me this.
>
> Of course something else the docs aren't clear on is that this only lets
> you browse media files the iPhone's playback hardware can deal with, so
> you'll want to transcode things ahead of time (at least that's what
> appears to be the case).
>

Michael, thanks for testing it. That is correct, you'll have to
transcode mpg files to mp4 format yourself (for now). If yours are not
working then I have to assume its a transcode error or something.

The main reason I wrote this was so I could access my own mp3
collection from anywhere (it works great on edge). The other stuff
that safari can handle is just an added bonus. I would like to write
the ability to transcode from the UI eventually.  Theres not *a lot*
of work here. It only took about 2 hours to write, and maybe 4 hours
to package up the code, create the google code project, website, and
youtube video.

-Chris



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