Last year in October, Nokia’s researchers presented a very nice video of possible future phone interfaces based on nanotechnology. Such us smelling phones, phones that change shape, strech, get charged by sunlight, self clean, have transparent haptic displays, …
It is not sure where Nokia’s research is heading at the moment. MeeGo seams to be their research platform but the preferred operating system is still Windows 7? This is what they said in the middle of February:
"Under the new strategy, MeeGo becomes an open-source, mobile operating
system project. MeeGo will place increased emphasis on longer-term
market exploration of next-generation devices, platforms and user
experiences. Nokia still plans to ship a MeeGo-related product later
"Nokia will "substantially reduce" R&D expenditures while increasing R&D productivity moving forward … MeeGo will ship this year but "not as part of
another broad smarpthone platform strategy, but as an opportunity to
learn." .. The MeeGo
team will "change their focus into an exploration of future
platforms, future devices, future user experiences." Trying to determine
the "next disruption" in smartphones."
Now it’s clear that MeeGo is dead (Symbian as well), and Nokia is moving to WP7 only world. Too many bad decisions such us rewriting the networking stack and QT rewrite and … it took too much time … but when it finally was ready to hit the market they switched to WP7. Let’s just hope that it will still evolve in the meantime and become used on some devices. Until then, enjoy watching their research concepts.
Mac OS X Hints has published this hint and has more comments that might be of interest.
Odd, it didnt really work for me. I merge two m4v files and it opens just the first part in QT X.. Also, when i try to save that file it only save the first part again, so i end up with video1 with another name. 🙂
Interesting. What about the file size of “the merged file”. Is it as big as the first file only or does it have a combined size of both files you try to merge?
My m4v files were created with iMovie (from my video camera). But AFAIK the m4v uses a transport stream and cat should work.
H.246 codec, a friend sent it to me i think he did it in Premiere.
The size of the merged file is file1+file2, although QTX only plays the first part (and hence, only saves the first part)
Tried merging with QT7Pro (got it off the snow leo disk) but its actually not that good. It inserts few frames of a white “pause” and i cant make him save in the same format so it always encodes it again.
Most video authoring applications save video as a Program stream. There is a difference between Program stream and Transport stream. I’m really not an expert but these links (sorry I can’t make them clickable) should explain the difference:
As far as I know the h.246 is tipicaly used in MPEG2 TS. But it might be that Premiere saves it as PS which is also possible.
I would try two things:
1. convert videos using QT X (File->Save for web) and try to merge two converted files
2. Use some other software (e.g. MPEGStreamClip as suggested on Mac OS X Hints).
Hope this helps you in some way.
One more thing. What happens if you play “the merged” video in another player like VLC?
It plays exactly the same that is, only the first part.
I’ll just call the guy and just tell him to give me the full version in one piece for now because i have deadline, and i’ll play with it later when i have some free time.
Thanks for all your help, much appreciated!