The H264 streaming module is a webserver plugin that enables HTTP pseudo-streaming, which includes a variety of features.
Its features includes
- Timeshifting seek
- Allows you to immediately jump to any part of the video regardless of the length of the video or whether it has been downloaded yet.
- Virtual video clips
- Which when you got a long video clips, which helps you to specifically play on the selected part of video or create download links to specific parts of the video.
- If you are already using the widely adopted MPEG4/H264 industry standard, there is no need to re-encode your MP4 videos, you can use your existing video files.
Flash players supporting H264 Streaming
- FCPlayer by Fastcat Software.
- JW FLV Media Player.
Installing H264 psuedo streaming from shell.
Login as root
cd /usr/src wget http://h264.code-shop.com/download/apache_mod_h264_streaming-2.2.7.tar.gz tar -xzvf apache_mod_h264_streaming-2.2.7.tar.gz cd mod_h264_streaming-2.2.7 ./configure -–with-apxs='which apxs' make && make install
Handlers must be added to apche, open the fiel /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf
AddHandler h264-streaming.extension .mp4 LoadModule h264_streaming_module /usr/local/apache/modules/mod_h264_streaming.so
service httpd restart
You may read more about encoding video in H264 from here.
If you are using it commercially, you need to get a licence.