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FLV Streaming with PHP

April 1st, 2009 No comments

Pseudostreaming is a protocol that can be installed on regular HTTP servers such as Apache, Tomcat, IIS or lighthttpd. It uses a server side script for Flash-to-server communication. The player sends a HTTP request to the server with a start time parameter in the request URL’s query string and the server script responds with the video stream so that its start position corresponds to the requested parameter. This start time parameter is usually named simply start. This same technique is used by the ultra-popular YouTube service which uses lighthttpd servers.
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