Within the FFMPEG Tools directory (/ffmpeg/tools) is a qt-faststart file.
You'll need to make this separately:
For the script to work this file needs to have execute permissions and also
be in your user path. See the commands above regarding how to do this with
the script itself.
qt-faststart allows for a QuickTime file to be played back over the Internet
as a Progressive Download file. That is, it will start playing before the
whole file has been downloaded. This option will only appear in the script
if you've chosen a mov or mp4 container.
That's pretty much it. The script isn't very attractive. I could have
written it much nicer using functions I guess. Initially I wrote it only for
my own use and creating x264 QuickTime mov files with aac audio. So, this is
the output that has been most extensively tested.
It's up to you, the user, to choose audio codecs that work with your video
codec choices. There's no checking of this in the script. For example, the
script lets you choose aac audio with an avi file container, which produces
I'd really like feedback. Is this a useful script? What else could be added
to it? More formats perhaps? I didn't include Ogg Theora, because there is
already ffmpeg2theora. But I'm happy to include it if it's a useful
addition. There's no aspect ratio conversion, but it could be added. Can my
ffmpeg execution be improved?