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MP4 FastStart

H.264 MP4 is a great format for the web, as are all the MP4 variants. MP4 is both a part of Quicktime, and now a part of Flash. The problem is that many of the editors and converters out there, like Sony Vegas and Adobe Premier, produce MP4 files that don't work well on the Web.They won't progressively stream. The entire video has to download before it will start to play.

MP4 FastStart fixes the files so they can be streamed. It adjusts the MP4's metadata to allow for Flash players to play them right away (Fast Start), while it progressively downloads.


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