[Catalyst] Streaming video online to a flash or HTML5 player
bobtfish at bobtfish.net
Tue Sep 18 10:20:39 GMT 2012
On 14 Sep 2012, at 20:06, Hector Azpurua wrote:
> I'm developing a site with serves several videos online, using Catalyst and the JWplayer, and I cant find a stable way of stream the videos to the client player with the capability of start the video from a random point.
> I searched the web for some ways to do it but I cannot find a simple way of implementing it in Catalyst (RTMP or HTTP Pseudostreaming) because i need my program to serve the videos only if a user have the permission to do it, not serve the file directly. The only simple example that i found was a old Catalyst script streaming an MP3 (http://dev.catalyst.perl.org/repos/Catalyst/trunk/examples/Streaming/lib/Streaming.pm) but I didn't know if that will work as expected if I apply that technique to videos.
Yes, it will.
> What would be a good approach to serve online videos in Catalyst/Perl in a non complicated way? Or what is the recommended way to do it?
A lot of people use the web server to do this, using X-Sendfile (lighttpd or apache mod_sendfile) or X-Accel-Redirect (nginx).
This pushes the work of serving the file off to the web server (which is more efficient), but also allows your application to do the access control.
More information about the Catalyst