Using Nginx to stream h.264 video

Kaya Saman kayasaman at
Sat Mar 17 20:14:34 UTC 2012

Many thanks Cliff for your support!



On 03/17/2012 08:11 PM, Cliff Wells wrote:
> On Sat, 2012-03-17 at 20:01 +0000, Kaya Saman wrote:
>> I added the above to the nginx.conf file and now nginx won't start so
>> I'm guessing that it's been added to the wrong place??
> Checking your logs is somewhat better than guessing ;-)  On CentOS
> that's probably /var/log/nginx/error.log.
>> Also I guess what I'm trying to find out more then anything else is if
>> Nginx will be able to serve up information like YouTube? By embedding
>> the video into an html page then streaming via web browser with
>> sufficient plugin or straight to a player such as Mplayer or Xine?
> I believe the mp4 module is designed for use with Flash. Someone else
> who has actually used it could probably offer a more informed opinion.
>> Is there any guide or howto on how to do this as the documentation seems
>> a little sparse!
> I suspect it's sparse because there's not much to it on the Nginx-side
> of things.  If you are looking for a guide for the client-side as well,
> I can only suggest Google or hope that someone here can offer more
> assistance on that end.
> Regards,
> Cliff
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