"Streaming" FLV through MogileFS

Eric Lambrecht eml at guba.com
Fri Apr 13 21:29:12 UTC 2007

dormando wrote:
> I bet the Guba folks have done this :) I'm suddenly tasked with making 
> our MogileFS setup support 'seeking' through FLV files similar to how 
> lighttpd does it: http://jan.kneschke.de/projects/flv-streaming/

you would be correct. ;-)

> Has anyone gotten this working already? Any tips on how to handle 
> 'streaming' huge files to flash clients without running them out of 
> memory, or setting up an FMS cluster? :(

Here's another reference to basically the same thing:


We've got a perlbal in front of our web servers that proxy out mogile 
content. We made an update to perlbal so that if a cgi script returns an 
'X-REPROXY-FLV-START' header to perlbal (in addition to the 
'X-REPROXY-URL' header that points to the actual video in mogile), 
perlbal makes a partial GET request against the backend mogile server 
(lighttpd, in this case), and prefixes the response back to the client 
with the 13 byte FLV header information.


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