Help with rebuilding to support FLV module

Igor Clark igor at
Tue Aug 26 17:21:53 MSD 2008

Hi Adam,

Some outline info here:

Basically, if you use something like flvtool to add metadata to your  
encoded flv files, the ngx_http_flv_module allows your Flash video  
player to seek direct to particular points in the FLV file by using ? 
start=XXX in the URL. This means you get a kind of pseudo-streaming  
effect, as you can use progressively HTTP-downloaded FLV files, but  
still scratch directly to specific parts of the file, even before the  
whole file (or even the relevant part) has loaded. It's neat, and you  
don't have to mess around with RTMP etc just to get this feature.


On 24 Aug 2008, at 19:26, Adam Setzler wrote:

> Quick question... Nginx seems to handle Flash videos quite well  
> already.  Could someone please inform me of what the benefits of the  
> FLV module are?  I know they must be substantial, but I'm not the  
> best when it comes to streaming media.
> -- Adam
> "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that  
> something else is more important than fear." — Ambrose Redmoon
> On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 3:37 AM, Igor Sysoev <is at> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 03:12:30PM -0500, Adam Setzler wrote:
> > If I am going to rebuild Nginx to include the FLV module, when I  
> recompile,
> > will it overwrite my conf file?  Could someone tell me how to  
> prepare to
> > rebuild it, etc?
> It may depend on your port/package system.
> If you have built nginx from sources and use its installation  
> procedure,
> then nginx overrides koi-win, koi-utf, and win-utf files only.
> Other files are installed as *.default.
> --
> Igor Sysoev

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