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hint and flatten for jit.qt.record

September 13, 2006 | 7:27 pm

The help file for jit.qt.record discuss flatten and hint attributes.
I’ve been searching around for more information, but without getting
much wiser. What exactly do they do, and under what circumstances might
one (not) benefit from hinting/flattening the recorded movie?

Thanks,
Trond


September 13, 2006 | 11:57 pm

Flattening typically is used to "resolve unresolved data references"
- that is, make a non-self-contained movie self-contained. In the
case of jit.qt.record, this is unnecessary, since, when recording,
the media is already stored with the movie. However, you can use
flattening to make a movie fast-start — e.g. a movie that begins
playing before it’s finished being loaded, for instance, when posted
online. So, that’s the reason for flattening in jit.qt.record.

Hinting would be used when serving a movie using a streaming server,
such as QT Broadcaster or jit.(qt.)broadcast. Extra tracks (hint
tracks) are added to the movie with the necessary information for the
server.

If you are not using your movies online, or if you are post-
processing them before putting them online (in which case you can do
this using other software, or jit.qt.movie,etc.), then there is no
benefit to using these features.

Hope this helps
jb

Am 13.09.2006 um 21:27 schrieb Trond Lossius:

> The help file for jit.qt.record discuss flatten and hint
> attributes. I’ve been searching around for more information, but
> without getting much wiser. What exactly do they do, and under what
> circumstances might one (not) benefit from hinting/flattening the
> recorded movie?
>
> Thanks,
> Trond


September 14, 2006 | 6:23 am

Jeremy Bernstein wrote:
> (…)
>
> Hope this helps

Definitively. Thanks a lot!

Trond


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