MP4 (H264) migrating from lighttpd to nginx
igor at sysoev.ru
Mon Jan 30 08:00:39 UTC 2012
On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 08:08:13AM +0100, Ondrej Jombik wrote:
> Thanks B.R., you are exactly right, after appending "?start=0" video
> starts to play immediatelly.
> I also discovered that our MP4 files are encoded with index at the end
> of file. lighttpd was silently moving this index (moov) to the
> That raises question for some nginx performance guru:
> What is better: recode all the MP4 files (thousands of thousands) and
> move index to the beginning or simply use "?start=0" parameter?
> I feel that recoding may save us some memory during future request
> processing, because with "?start=0" nginx must at least see the end of
> file and fetch the index.
> Any opinion would be welcome. I have no problem to recode/reindex milion
> files, but it has to have some meaning first ;-)
>From perfomance point of view it's better to move the index to the beginning.
However, you do not need to recode the files, but just to move the index.
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