H264 pseudo streaming
1 Do some pseudo streaming!
There's now really no excuse to not (pseudo)stream your files!
mp4/m4v will stream out of the box on Apache with http://h264.code-shop.com/trac/wiki/Mod-H264-Streaming-Apache-Version2
Set up the handler to cover m4v. If you use jw mediaplayer, set streamer=lighttpd (even for use with above apache module), and off you go!
Working example: http://mediaplayer.group.cam.ac.uk/go/26/CU-ARCT-2008-DEDEPA (make sure you have flash 9, and that the "flash 9+" format is selected, which is now the default where available.)
Supported filetypes by jw mediaplayer: http://www.longtailvideo.com/support/forum/General-Chat/16532/How-to-play-3gp-files-in-JW-Media-Player, should double check that these all work through Apache Mod-H264. The following filetypes are supported for jw mediaplayer, and I've listed whether the Mod-H264 would work WITH SEEKING. In other words, playback in jw mediaplayer for those items can be taken for granted, but does Mod-H264 seeking work for those mediatypes? If it doesn't work, it could be a problem to do either with Mod-H264, or with jw mediaplayer.
These definitely work:
'm4v':'video', SEEKING WORKS (for H264 content) 'mp4':'video', SEEKING WORKS (for H264 content)
These should work?
'3g2':'video', should work (for H264 content)? '3gp':'video', should work? (for H264 content) 'aac':'video', should work?? 'f4b':'video', should work?? 'f4p':'video', should work?? 'f4v':'video', should work?? 'm4a':'video', should work? 'mov':'video', ???
For these, it won't work (as they are not Mod-h264 streamable):
'mp3':'sound', won't work with server 'flv':'video', won't work with server (unless you also install Mod-flv, and make sure flv files have the right metadata) 'gif':'image', N/A 'jpg':'image', N/A 'png':'image', won't work with server 'rbs':'sound', ?? 'sdp':'video', No. (Might do if the file referenced is a suitable format?) 'swf':'image', N/A 'vp6':'video' won't work.