[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
I just discovered that firefox can save motion video
in addition to displaying it. But I don't know how
to play back the saved video.cgi file. Mplayer
complains about missing configuration data.
Does anyone know how to play back the file saved
In this instance, firefox is simply saving the stream of data from the
server, and giving it a name that matches the last path component in the
URL (in this case, video.cgi). The format of the file is not likely to
be understood by anything other than firefox (at least, as I've found),
as it is most likely a multipart/mime-encoded file containing a sequence
of images, like from an internet-enabled webcam.
Your best bet, if this is the case, is to use a mime parser to extract
each of the individual pictures from the file, then use a proper video
encoder to glue them together with the appropriate metadata to allow
video players to understand them. Mplayer's mencoder can do so, and can
even encode to MJPEG, for little to no loss in quality; although you may
have issues choosing a proper framerate, as mime-based image streaming
isn't always stable.
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