[K12OSN] Video streaming

Nils Breunese nils at breun.nl
Fri Mar 28 16:47:56 UTC 2008

Brian Chivers wrote:

> Just thinking about my next project for College and one thing that I  
> think I need to look at is video streaming.
> Currently we have a server with a big HDD that people save clips on  
> as AVI's and this is mapped to the users via Samba. This is OKish  
> for inside college but when they are outside of college they have no  
> access to it and as well allow external access to Moodle I'd like to  
> be able for staff to embed the clips into moodle so they have the  
> same access inside or outside of college.
> Has anyone done this sort of thing before & if so what did you use.  
> I have looked at the Darwin / Open Source Streaming Server from  
> apple [1] but don't want to start reinventing the wheel if people  
> have found something easier to setup / use

I would first look into just hosting the files via plain HTTP before  
you move into the domain of true streaming. See downloading, streaming  
and progressive downloading explained on http://www.mediacollege.com/video/streaming/overview.html

Nils Breunese.

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