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  1. #1
    New Member
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    Mar 2011
    Haarlem, Netherlands

    Question buffering & disabling full screen

    Thanks for the amazing altair player!

    I've installed it at:

    The video is about 3 and a half minutes long. At the moment it loads the entire video before it starts playing, on some computers it is taking more than 2 minutes to start playing (mine is taking about 20 seconds).
    Is there a way to start the video playing before it has fully loaded??
    I tried adding
    defaultBufferLength = "0.3"
    to the code, but i don't know what these numbers mean and it didn't make any difference.

    The other questions-is it possible to disable the fullscreen function?

    Thanks again,

  2. #2
    Camera Operator/Producer lake54's Avatar
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    Jun 2009
    Manchester, UK
    The option to disable fullscreen is currently 'under construction':

    At the bottom of

    I'm not too sure about the buffer length - you'll have to wait for Dave to get here.


  3. #3


    When an mp4 file loads completely before starting to play it's usually because of where the metadata is within the file. It needs to be at the beginning for it to stream.

    Two solutions: encode the mp4 file with something like Super which puts the metadata at the start (loads of software doesn't):

    Or use Metadata Mover to process your existing file and fix it:

  4. #4
    New Member
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    Mar 2011
    Haarlem, Netherlands
    Hi Robert,

    THANK YOU!!!

    MetaData mover solved the problem quickly and easily!


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