Using Nginx to stream h.264 video

Kaya Saman kayasaman at
Sun Mar 18 12:44:11 UTC 2012

On 03/18/2012 12:39 PM, Lukas Tribus wrote:
>> Is there any guide or howto on how to do this as the documentation seems
>> a little sparse!
> nginx and the mp4 module documentation is about the server side of things only.
> If you need documentation and solutions for the client side, take a look at
> JWPlayer [1], but remember its off-topic on this list. Longtailvideo has
> forums and commercial support offerings, in case you need any support on
> JWPlayer.
> [1]
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Many thanks!

I actually discovered how to 'server up' video files using nginx:

     location /video/ {
         mp4_buffer_size     1m;
         mp4_max_buffer_size 5m;
     root   /usr/share/nginx/html;

by putting the above into conf.d/default.conf

Now it all works fine and am able to access the video via mplayer.

Quick question... is building an html page then embedding a video into 
it client side? I always considered that server side while my view of 
client side was always just the browser and URL........



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