[mythtv-users] MythGallery Display MP4s?

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Fri Jan 15 05:04:04 UTC 2010

Raymond Wagner wrote:
> 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.

Well I'm unhappy that's is a hacky work-around. I'd rather find a way for 
MythGallery to recognize that extension.

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