Does mpeg1 stream in a browser on a Mac
by DutchPol - 10/29/13 8:00 AM
First, I'm a Mac-nitwit but the following has been dropped on my doorstep:
The company where I work has a lot of MPEG1 files and our customers stream these. Part of our customers use Mac-computers and different browsers. The website uses VLC-Player to stream the video. This doesn't work on newer versions of OSX and / or browsers.
What is the alternative? Various sources reported "NONE".
I found that curious so I checked the QuickTime specs and they stated that mpeg1 streaming is possible. In a quick trial it seemed that QuickTime is first downloading the file before playing it, so it's not really streaming.
So my question is: Is there a (short term) alternative to stream mpeg1 on a Mac, preferably on most common browsers. And yes, we are planning to transcode to another format but that takes time.