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Jquery lightbox for video starts after whole video is downloaded

Apr 17, 2012

Q: Why video streaming starts after whole video is downloaded ? This take log time in some log videos, I need to change that, the streaming should starts after few second even whole video is downloading.
I found that .mp4 is not streaming right away but .flv it does, please let me know how to correct so the .mp4 will do the same as .flv.

A: Some video files have "control info" in the middle or at the end. So, they should be pre-loaded (partly or completely) before will start the playing.

So, you can:

1) Convert your files into .flv format (as you have done already). Control info will be moved in the beginning of file and video will start the playing immediately.
2) VideoLightBox since v.2.0 provides "MP4 quick start" option. This option moves "control info" in the beginning of local .mp4 video file.
3) Add videos to VideoLightBox gallery from hostings (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.). When you add video on hosting, file will be converted into suitable format (with control info in the beginning of file) automatically. So, you'll not have problems with VideoLightBox gallery.