"Streaming" FLV through MogileFS
dormando at rydia.net
Fri Apr 13 22:01:48 UTC 2007
Eric Lambrecht wrote:
>> 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.
> ... bah! I feel bad just leaving a tease like that. ;-)
> Here's a patch against perlbal 1.52 that implements this. There might be
> an extraneous line or two in there - review it and understand it before
> you run it.
> Credit to Giao Phan (casret at pobox.com) for the code.
So, next question; how does the client tie into this? Does it make a raw
range request when seeking, or is this exactly how the PHP example
works? Sorry, I should've just tcpdump'ed your client by now but I'm
feeling lazy today.
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