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Video streaming using flowplayer

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Video streaming using flowplayer
By Syed Asim Abbas
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Date : 10-May-2010

The purpose of this document is to create a web streaming using apache,php and flowplayer. Streaming is not a rocket science
just add flowplayer in your code and enjoy .flv based video streaming server.



Required packages
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Mysql (User choice if you waana use it ok go with mysql or you can do streaming without mysql it is totally depand upon your requirment)
Apache
flowplayer
php-5




[root@fileserver ~]# rpm -qa |grep mysql
libdbi-dbd-mysql-0.8.1a-1.2.2
mysql-5.0.22-2.1
mysql-bench-5.0.22-2.1
pam_mysql-0.7-0.4.rc1
mysql-devel-5.0.22-2.1
mod_auth_mysql-3.0.0-3.1
mysql-server-5.0.22-2.1
mysql-connector-odbc-3.51.12-2.2
php-mysql-5.1.6-5.el5

[root@fileserver ~]# rpm -qa |grep http
jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.0-7jpp.1
httpd-2.2.3-6.el5.centos.1
system-config-httpd-1.3.3.1-1.el5
httpd-manual-2.2.3-6.el5.centos.1

[root@fileserver ~]# rpm -qa |grep php
php-cli-5.1.6-5.el5
php-5.1.6-5.el5
php-mysql-5.1.6-5.el5

Download flowplayer opensource version it is free of coast for comercial use under GPL.

[root@fileserver ~]# wget http://releases.flowplayer.org/flowplayer/flowplayer-3.2.0.zip
root@fileserver ~]# unzip flowplayer-3.2.0.zip
Archive:  flowplayer-3.2.0.zip

[root@fileserver flowplayer]# ls
example  flowplayer-3.2.0.swf  flowplayer.controls-3.2.0.swf  LICENSE.txt  README.txt

ok we got the player now first configure mysql

[root@fileserver flowplayer]# /etc/init.d/mysqld start


[root@fileserver flowplayer]# mysql -u root -p
Enter password:

mysql> create database videos;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.13 sec)

mysql> GRANT CREATE,  SELECT, INSERT, DELETE ON videos .* TO asim@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'redhat';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.06 sec)
mysql> use videos;
Database changed
mysql> CREATE TABLE `video` (
->   `video_id` int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment,
->   `video_tag` text NOT NULL,
->   `uploaddate` datetime NOT NULL default '0000-00-00 00:00:00',
->   `hits` text NOT NULL,
->   `activestatus` varchar(10) NOT NULL default '',
->   `video_name` varchar(200) NOT NULL default '',
->   `video_title` text NOT NULL,
->   PRIMARY KEY  (`video_id`)
-> ) ENGINE=MyISAM DEFAULT CHARSET=latin1 AUTO_INCREMENT=5 ;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.10 sec)

mysql> INSERT INTO `video` VALUES (1, 'Paranormal Activities', '2010-04-12 00:00:00', '4', '1', '1.flv', 'Great Movie with low budget');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.10 sec)
mysql> INSERT INTO `video` VALUES (2, 'Clash of Titans', '2010-04-13 00:00:00', '15', '1', '2.flv', 'Average Movie');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.01 sec)

Now After Database create index page in /var/www/html/stream

[root@fileserver ~]# cd /var/www/html/stream/
create folder js or as per your code

[root@fileserver stream]# mkdir js

Now copy flowplayer file into js folder or as per your code path

[root@fileserver stream]# cp /root/flowplayer/flowplayer-3.2.0.swf /root/flowplayer/example/flowplayer-3.2.0.min.js js/

My index.php is display below create your own. Add the following flowplayer lines on you index
[root@fileserver stream]# cat index.php




flowplayer("player", "js/flowplayer-3.2.0.swf");


Also create anonther folder video or as per your code.
[root@fileserver stream]# mkdir video
copy all videos into video folder.

Restart mysqld & httpd

[root@fileserver stream]# service mysqld restart
Stopping MySQL:                                            [  OK  ]
Starting MySQL:                                            [  OK  ]
[root@fileserver stream]# service httpd restart
Stopping httpd:                                            [  OK  ]
Starting httpd:                                            [  OK  ]

now open browser and type

http://192.168.1.249/stream/index.php
Thanks to Allah. It is working
CHEERS :)




















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