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Preparing MP4 Files for “Fast Start” Streaming on the Internet

This uses the procedure given by Serif's Jon White in this Serif Forum thread:

The qt-faststart.exe tool will prepare the .mp4 file for streaming, without re-encoding the video or reducing its quality. But it is a "command-line tool" so has to be used in a Windows Command Prompt window.

Note. It does not matter whether the original video was encoded using one, or two passes.


The Prompt should now change to show that you have changed to this new folder. (The cd command = change directory)


You should now see brief instructions on how to use the QT-FastStart utility.

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