streaming misc

Media Player:



Let nginx support RTMP streaming,  & HLS


Let nginx support seek in mp4 file, with timestamp included in mp4



Setting up HLS live streaming server using NGINX + nginx-rtmp-module on Ubuntu







Install lighttpd on ubuntu

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install lighttpd

modify lighttpd configuration ==> sudo nano /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

  • Disable global dir listing :  server.dir-listing          = “enable”  ==> server.dir-listing          = “disable”
  • Add alias of url:   alias.url = (
                  “/img/”         => “/www/image/”,
                  “/fp/”          => “/www/flowplayer/”,
                  “/Google_I_O/”  => “/usr/share/red5/dist/webapps/root/Google_I_O/”,
                  “/assets/”      => “/usr/share/red5/dist/webapps/root/assets/”,
                  “/download/”    => “/data/download/”,
                  “/dl/”          => “/data/download/”
  • Enable dir listing for the specified url:  $HTTP[“url”] =~ “^/dl/|^/download/|^/Google_I_O/” {
        dir-listing.activate = “enable”
  • Enable module of mod_flv_streaming

sudo /usr/sbin/lighty-enable-mod cgi

sudo /etc/init.d/lighttpd  force-reload





Flowplayer is an Open Source video player for the web. Embed the video streams into your web pages. User will get rich media experience by viewing video streams from your site. Player could be extended with Flash plug-ins, JavaScript plug-ins or Streaming plug-ins. Give a new look and feel to the player by extending it.

It could play the video irrespective of location. The video could be stored in any CDN network like Akamai, Amazon Cloudfront or even local web server. It has built-in slow motion and fast forward support. Social sharing is an important need for almost all web sites. Its viral plug-in helps to spread the videos to most popular social media.

It has ability to detect bandwidth speed and adjust the bit-rate transferred. It supports MPG, WMV, MOV and AVI formats.

svn checkout flowplayer-plugins-read-only



Passing parameter from HTML to Flash in Adobe CS4

Suppoe we need pass the video name from HTML to Flash.

1.   Add the following  ActionScript into FLA:

# Display the video in screen

var my_fmt = new TextFormat();
my_fmt.color = 0xFF0000;
my_fmt.underline = true;
this.createTextField(“myTxt”, 1, 320, 10, 200, 20);
myTxt.autoSize = “left”;

#  myVIDEO is the parameter from HTML
if (myVIDEO == undefined) {
myTxt.text = “Keynote_1.flv”;
} else {
myTxt.text = myVIDEO;

// create basic netConnection object
var nc:NetConnection = new NetConnection();

// connect to the local Red5 server

// create the netStream object and pass the netConnection object in the constructor
var ns:NetStream = new NetStream(nc);

// attach the netStream object to the video object

// Play the video;



2.  Generate the SWF and HTML from FLA



3. Modify the generated HTML to add myVIDEO parameter,

   Three parts to be modified in HTML:


   A)  Add the following line in the  AC_FL_RunContent block:



  B)  Add the following line in the  Object block:

      <param name=”FlashVars” value=”myVIDEO=Keynote_2.flv” />


  C)  Add the following into the embed scr block: