To answer your original point, its definately vimeo's server mimetype thats causing the behaviour. On a properly configured server the .mp4 will behave the same way as .mov when you click on it. Im using the same browser & OS as you and .mp4s that are on other servers work fine.
Vimeo probably didnt notice themselves because their pages use code to embed the file in quicktime player on the browser, rather than just a direct link to the .mp4, and that is another workaround for the problem you experienced. My preiosu message had an error when I said 'I dont support this' - I was referring to people using mpeg4 in a mov, I prefer .mp4, but am willing to concede the reasons arent compelling enough for most yet. Steve of Elbows --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Steve Watkins" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Well the vast majority have been creating mpeg4 in a .mov file all > along, either because its what they knew, or because they wanted to > take advantage of things .mov can do that .mp4 cant, or because they > use 3ivx which only lets you save as .movs anyway. > > If you already have .mp4 or .m4v files, you can save them as > self-contained .mov files in quicktime without it re-encoding the > audio or video. > > If you want to do the opposite, and turn mpeg4 .movs into .mp4 files, > load the mov into quicktime, export to mpeg4 but select 'pass-throguh' > for both video & audio, to avoid reencoding. > > I dont support this because I like the ability of PC users to watch > .mp4 files with software other than quicktime. But right now theres no > decent browser plugin for .mp4 other than quicktime anyway, and lots > of PC users dont ahve alternative .mp4 players right now. But as mpeg4 > devices and software proliferate, the advantages of .mp4 rather than > .mov from a viewers point of view will increase, si I will return to > ranting about this issue when the balance becomes more compelling. > > And finally, if you want to use h264 .movs and be ipod compatible, you > must export to .mp4 (with main unticked and baseline ticked) or .m4v > first using quicktime. Then load that file into quicktime and save as > a self-contained .mov. This ensures h264 idpod compatibility (if you > do h264 straight to mov in quicktime it will be main profile and thus > not ipod compatible). This factor only affects h264. > > Steve of Elbows > > --- In email@example.com, Steve Garfield <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > wrote: > > > > Hey everybody. > > > > I just figured out a better way to do this. > > > > From QuickTime Pro, you choose to export as a MOV, but hten click on > > the options to use the MPEG-4 Compression type. This puts the mp4 file > > in a mov wrapper. That keeps you from having problems playing the mp4 > > file type. More details on this later... > > > > I should have thought about this soon. > > > > It's such a simple solution. > > > > Hope it helps others... > > > > > > On Nov 10, 2005, at 9:21 PM, Steve Garfield wrote: > > > > > Why does an .mp4 ask to open up QuickTime, instead of playing the > video > > > in a new browser window? > > > > > > POST > > > <http://offonatangent.blogspot.com/2005/11/video-umass-video-blogging- > > > class.html> > > > > > > VIDEO > > > <http://clips1.vimeo.com/video_files/2005/11/10/vimeo.26227.mp4> > > > > > > Something to do with a host setting? > > > --Steve > > > -- > > > Home Page - http://stevegarfield.com > > > Video Blog - http://stevegarfield.blogs.com > > > Text Blog - http://offonatangent.blogspot.com > > > > > > Like Paul Revere, leading the citizen's media revolution. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > --Steve > > -- > > Home Page - http://stevegarfield.com > > Video Blog - http://stevegarfield.blogs.com > > Text Blog - http://offonatangent.blogspot.com > > > > Like Paul Revere, leading the citizen's media revolution. > > > ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Get Bzzzy! (real tools to help you find a job). Welcome to the Sweet Life. http://us.click.yahoo.com/A77XvD/vlQLAA/TtwFAA/lBLqlB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/