flash streaming

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Mon Oct 9 07:12:32 MSD 2006

On 10/8/06, Aleksandar Lazic <al-nginx at none.at> wrote:
> On Son 08.10.2006 17:01, Bob Ippolito wrote:
> >On 10/8/06, Aleksandar Lazic <al-nginx at none.at> wrote:
> >>
> >>Is a flash streaming module for nginx a nice addon or useless ballast?
> >>
> >>What are you thinking about this issue?!
> >>
> >>I personally don't like flash and I don't know for what the people out
> >>there use flash streaming?
> >
> >By "flash streaming" they mean "flash video streaming" (flv files).
> >It's used for video.
> Ah ok, thanks for explanation ;-)
> >You don't need anything special to do .flv streaming. The only thing
> >that the LightHTTPD module does is allow you to start at an arbitrary
> >key frame in the video. YouTube doesn't even have this feature yet, but
> >Google Video does. It's not really that big of a deal.
> Ok there isn't a need for a flv module because it's a *normal* stream
> such as a *really* long download, isn't it?

That is correct. The only thing a flv module would do is allow you to
start the stream from a given timecode instead of the beginning. Not
particularly compelling for most purposes.


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