Help with rebuilding to support FLV module

If I am going to rebuild Nginx to include the FLV module, when I
recompile,
will it overwrite my conf file? Could someone tell me how to prepare to
rebuild it, etc?

– Adam

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that
something
else is more important than fear.” — Ambrose Redmoon

On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 03:12:30PM -0500, Adam Setzler wrote:

If I am going to rebuild Nginx to include the FLV module, when I recompile,
will it overwrite my conf file? Could someone tell me how to prepare to
rebuild it, etc?

It may depend on your port/package system.

If you have built nginx from sources and use its installation procedure,
then nginx overrides koi-win, koi-utf, and win-utf files only.
Other files are installed as *.default.

Quick question… Nginx seems to handle Flash videos quite well already.
Could someone please inform me of what the benefits of the FLV module
are?
I know they must be substantial, but I’m not the best when it comes to
streaming media.

– Adam

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that
something
else is more important than fear.” — Ambrose Redmoon

Hi Adam,

Some outline info here:

http://blog.kovyrin.net/2006/10/08/lighttpd-memcoder-flvtool-for-streaming/

Basically, if you use something like flvtool to add metadata to your
encoded flv files, the ngx_http_flv_module allows your Flash video
player to seek direct to particular points in the FLV file by using ?
start=XXX in the URL. This means you get a kind of pseudo-streaming
effect, as you can use progressively HTTP-downloaded FLV files, but
still scratch directly to specific parts of the file, even before the
whole file (or even the relevant part) has loaded. It’s neat, and you
don’t have to mess around with RTMP etc just to get this feature.

Cheers
i

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