[FFmpeg-user] Fwd: Stream mp4

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Tue Mar 3 20:14:38 CET 2015

Am 03.03.2015 um 20:04 schrieb aradeonas:
> Yes it makes scene when you are a newbie ;) .


> I really need an example or source.
> Last thing I can done until now is stream mp4 file but it is live,I mean
> it play from first to end an player have no control on it,like a TV not
> YouTube.

no idea what is your *real* application

you need a HTML5 video-tag or a flash-player
it starts to play and you ca navigate

"stream mp4" alone makes no sense - period

> On Tue, Mar 3, 2015, at 10:46 AM, Reindl Harald wrote:
>> Am 03.03.2015 um 19:41 schrieb aradeonas:
>>> Oh Reuben Thank you,
>>> Finally an answer!
>>> So for streaming static mp4 files no need high CPU using?
>>> Can you give me any example?
>>> What you mean about chopping up into fragments.
>>> I know my questions like easy to use ones but I'm new in this files and
>>> I'm researching for days but still cant stream an mp4 file.
>> "but still cant stream an mp4 file" makes no sense
>> with "-movflags faststart" any ordianry HTML5 or flash-player just
>> starts to play the video before it is comletly downloaded
>> thats called "pseudo-streaming" and enough for 99% of use-cases
>>> On Tue, Mar 3, 2015, at 07:56 AM, Reuben Martin wrote:
>>>> On Tuesday, March 03, 2015 06:15:02 AM aradeonas wrote:
>>>>> Days I trying to stream mp4 file with ffserver.
>>>>> I read many questions like these:
>>>> [...]
>>>>> Finally I cant understand is mp4 stream able or not?
>>>>> Is it a way to do this with ffserver?
>>>>> Is there any sample?I read help but they most about live stream but I
>>>>> just want to stream a simple mp4 file.
>>>> You don’t need a dedicated streaming server unless you are streaming live
>>>> content feeds.
>>>> MP4 is can be streamed as long as it has the index packet moved to the
>>>> front
>>>> of the file. (-movflags faststart)
>>>> If the file is really large / long, you would probably want to chop it up
>>>> into
>>>> fragments. (there are several movflags related to this)
>>>> Nginx with the mp4 module built in should be sufficient to stream the
>>>> video

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