mp4 issues

On my website I have a test page for tutorials that I develop for clients. I just put a .mp4 file on this page and uploaded it… but I noticed that it converted the .mp4 to .mov and uploaded that instead. NOT what I wanted.

Because .mp4 is far more compatible with different browsers and platforms, but it appears there is no way to turn off Freeway’s conversion to .mov.

The work-around is, first, use my FTP program to change the name of the uploaded file to .mp4. Second, download the page to my desktop, open it in a text editor, change the file name in the text, and re-upload the file to my server. This works, but it’s silly to have to do this.

Does someone know of a better way, or is this a future feature/fix request?


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Hi Peter,

Freeway won’t change anything by default, do you have any Actions
applied to the movie item?

Joe

On 14 Jul 2009, at 21:50, Peter DeArmond wrote:

On my website I have a test page for tutorials that I develop for
clients. I just put a .mp4 file on this page and uploaded it… but
I noticed that it converted the .mp4 to .mov and uploaded that
instead. NOT what I wanted.

Because .mp4 is far more compatible with different browsers and
platforms, but it appears there is no way to turn off Freeway’s
conversion to .mov.

The work-around is, first, use my FTP program to change the name of
the uploaded file to .mp4. Second, download the page to my desktop,
open it in a text editor, change the file name in the text, and re-
upload the file to my server. This works, but it’s silly to have to
do this.

Does someone know of a better way, or is this a future feature/fix
request?


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I have no actions applied to it.

There’s only one possibility I can think of. When you export an MPEG-4 file from Quicktime (with the settings I’m using), Apple automatically gives it an .m4v file extension so that it will open in iTunes when you double click on it. After the file is exported you can simply change this extension to .mp4 so that it will open with Quicktime when you double click on it (neat trick, eh?)

My real reason for changing it to .mp4 is for maximum compatibility at the highest quality for all browsers and platforms.

I’m wondering if Freeway just sees the file as a .mov file. Anyway, the work-around I posted does work. You can see it at: http://www.kerndelta.com/tutorials.html


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Man, I’m having the same issue. On upload, Freeway Pro is changing all the mp4 files to mov. The only action I have applied is a Scripty Lightbox 2 calling up the original mp4 file.

What a hassle…


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I found that the solution for me was to not use Quicktime to export as .mp4. Ever since I’ve been using Episode to create my .mp4 files, Freeway no longer converts the files to .mpv.


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So, a $500 program to get around Freeway Pro’s forcing conversions?

That’s… insane.

I have no doubt this works, but seriously, it’s indicative of poor coding on Softpresses part. Extremely poor.

Wow.

On 16 Jun 2012, 5:41 pm, Peter DeArmond wrote:

I found that the solution for me was to not use Quicktime to export as .mp4. Ever since I’ve been using Episode to create my .mp4 files, Freeway no longer converts the files to .mpv.


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I would agree if Episode was the only solution. But Compressor will do the job ($50 US) and so will Handbrake, I think, and MPEG Streamclip. But yeah, Freeway should NOT be converting an .mp4 file to .mov.


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Thanks, Pete. I already had them chugging in a batch in MPEG Streamclip.

Thanks again for the heads up! You’re a sanity saver!

On 16 Jun 2012, 6:10 pm, Peter DeArmond wrote:

…Compressor will do the job ($50 US) and so will Handbrake, I think, and MPEG Streamclip. But yeah, Freeway should NOT be converting an .mp4 file to .mov.


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I am not seeing the behaviour you are describing. A simple drag n drop of an mp4 onto my FW page does nothing to convert the file.

What version of FW are you using evatar?

Another alternative is to use the HTML5 video action.

David


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