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From János Löbb <janos.l...@yale.edu>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] http video streaming
Date Fri, 11 Dec 2009 15:00:46 GMT
Hi Ted,

As others pointed out streaming video is using another protocol, / 
RTSP/.  Unless there is a mod_RTSP somewhere that can be plugged into  
apache, you need a piece of software that can speak RTSP.

If You do not like Apple software, then others  provided hints what to  
use.

János

On Dec 10, 2009, at 6:22 PM, Ted Byers wrote:

>
> Hi Janos,
>
>
> János Löbb wrote:
>>
>>
>> On Dec 10, 2009, at 3:48 PM, André Warnier wrote:
>>
>>> Ted Byers wrote:
>>>> Presently running Apache's httpd v 2.2.9 on Windows Server (and
>>>> also on XP,
>>>> but my tests in question were run on the server).
>>>> I have attempted to get httpd video streaming working by making a
>>>> wvx file
>>>> pointing at the video file I want to stream.  When I then point my
>>>> browser
>>>> at it, the dialog asking to open media player appears, and when I
>>>> click ok,
>>>> th eplayer opens immediately, but it waits until the entire file (a
>>>> WMV
>>>> file) has been transferred, showing the progress of its being
>>>> buffered by
>>>> the player, before it actually plays the file.
>>> ...
>>> I don't really know, and I am also interested in an authoritative
>>> answer.
>>>
>>> But I will dare a guess, based on what I think I know of HTTP.
>>> My guess would be that streaming video (or audio) would rely on the
>>> capability, both of the client and the server, to handle "range"
>>> requests.  The client can ask for an object, but also specify "from
>>> byte x to byte y". The server then sends that part, and the client
>>> starts plaing it. At the same time, the client issues more requests
>>> for subsequent ranges, and the server sends these chunks, etc..
>>> I guess that this must also mean that the format of the media itself
>>> lends itself to it, in the sense that the information needed to play
>>> the thing is sent at the beginning or with each chunk, and not at
>>> the end.
>>> All in all, I would thus guess that to do real streaming, both the
>>> client and the server have to be rather specialised for that task.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> There is more info here: http://dss.macosforge.org/
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>
> I've been there, and was looking at it as a medium term option.
>
> I guess I have two followup questions for you.
>
> 1) Am I to understand, then, that your answer is that I can't do  
> this with
> Apache's httpd server and I have to deploy Apple's open source  
> streaming
> video server?
>
> 2) If I use mpeg-4 files, will they then stream pproperly using http
> streaming?
>
> Thanks
>
> Ted
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