MP4 module and X-Accel-Redirect

Adrián Navarro adrian at
Sat Apr 21 00:18:27 UTC 2012


I currently have a setup involving nginx-extras (1.1.19) and PHP,
making heavy use of the X-Accel-Redirect heades to serve files with
previous authentication. This also enables range requests and so on,
which work flawlessly.

Sadly, I can't seem to make this approach work with the MP4 streaming
module. It works as expected with a standalone mp4 file and the
?start= parameter works just fine. But passing a request like this:


Does not work and yields the entire file instead.

My config approach is the following:

	location ~ \.php$ {
		fastcgi_send_timeout 300;
		fastcgi_read_timeout 300;
		fastcgi_index index.php;
		include fastcgi_params;
	location ~ \.mp4$ {
	location /files/ {
		rewrite_by_lua '
.....misc script to track connections.....
		alias /home/service/files/;

	location /priority {
		rewrite ^ /request.php last;

I cannot try any more or different combinations for the mp4 directive,
I've tried to put it everywhere and just in a few places, and still,
can't manage to get anything. Some time Google shows some message
similar to this but dead in the wind without answer.

Thank you for your time.

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