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Videos downloaded from youtube and other video hostings are seeked too slowly in video player. How to add an index to them under Windows (flv and mp4 files)? A bat file that makes anything needed would be preferred.

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Do you have examples of videos that seek faster? Where did those come from? –  slhck Mar 7 '13 at 21:30
Yes, from torrents :) I've heard it's so slow because youtube videos don't have an index and must be read sequentially till the place you need. –  Smit Johnth Mar 7 '13 at 22:16
Which video player on which OS? Have you tried using a different (better) player? –  Karan Mar 8 '13 at 8:04
All videos have an index of some sort. You can't add an index later, really. The only thing I could imagine is that the video streams have different intra frame intervals. Without specific examples that's hard to prove though. –  slhck Mar 8 '13 at 8:41
For example - just download any big video from youtube, where you can feel a difference between seeking a file with or without sequenital reading till the place you wanna seek to. –  Smit Johnth Mar 8 '13 at 16:27

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