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Video podcast plays a single frame

2534 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 23, 2008 8:04 AM by Futurephonic RSS
Wes Plate Level 4 Level 4 (2,845 points)
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Jun 20, 2008 10:22 PM
I'm setting up a system where videos are automatically produced, uploaded and put into a podcast. I'm using qt_export (part of qt_tools) to compress the video.

The settings seem to be within the legal specs for iPods however when try to play my Podcast with my iPhone all I see is the first frame of the movie sitting there (in portrait mode) when I go to iPod*->*Podcasts*->*Test

The RSS feed address of my tests is at...

Am I doing something wrong?

Thank you!
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Keyboard protected with leather
  • Dr Greg Level 2 Level 2 (450 points)
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    Jun 21, 2008 7:04 PM (in response to Wes Plate)
    Hey Wes,

    Fancy seeing you here! I don't have good news for you though. Philip and I have found through testing that the only way to get a reliable MPEG-4 export from Compressor or Episode Pro to work on an iPod is to start with an iPod or Apple Device preset. I'm guessing that there's some sort of "secret sauce" in these settings that you don't get by starting with a plain MPEG-4 setting, even if the settings match what should be playable by an iPod.

    Normally it will go into iTunes but not sync to the iPod, but what you're seeing is weirder than that.

    Any reason why you need to use qt_export?

    PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Dr Greg Level 2 Level 2 (450 points)
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    Jun 23, 2008 10:11 AM (in response to Wes Plate)
    I see, that's a bit like what the old VideoScript application was able to do.

    Huh, so that sounds like a different effect then. Still, it'd be nice to take one of those broken movies and just export Movie to iPod using QTPlayer Pro (or Compressor or Episode) and see if that fixes it.
    PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.5)
  •  Certified Level 4 Level 4 (2,775 points)
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    Jun 24, 2008 4:24 PM (in response to Wes Plate)
    Assumption correct. frame you see is poster frame displayed as artwork while audio track is played. Check out _this search_ for plenty of confirmations.
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  • Futurephonic Calculating status...
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    Jul 23, 2008 8:04 AM (in response to Wes Plate)
    Wes- Can you tell me more about your automation system? I'm looking to have a completely automated podcast, and trying to figure out what tools to use. Thanks!


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