hint and flatten for jit.qt.record


    Sep 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

    • Sep 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
    • Sep 14 2006 | 6:23 am
      Jeremy Bernstein wrote:
      > (...)
      >
      > Hope this helps
      Definitively. Thanks a lot!
      Trond