How to stream video

by zohar lerman » Sat, 02 Oct 2010 14:04:05 GMT

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I want to play video file that exists in one of my servers.
I am using MediaPlay and VideoView classes and it works fine but the
problem is that the video start to play only when it finished
downloading the whole file.

How can i stream it, meaning play the video while it continues to




How to stream video

by Doug » Sat, 02 Oct 2010 15:07:16 GMT

How to stream video

by Indicator Veritatis » Sat, 02 Oct 2010 18:19:27 GMT

 You need to serve it with a streaming server instead of a mere HTTP
server. Red5 will work. Or Darwin. Or ffserver. You'll have to decide
which is best for your needs. Darwin can be hard to install and
configure, but it is very good and handles many streaming formats/
protocols. ffserver handles only RTP/RTSP/HTTP.

And if you are using the stock Android Media Player, you must serve it
in RTP/RTSP, not RTMP (which MediaPlayer does not understand). See for 
more details.


How to stream video

by Indicator Veritatis » Sun, 03 Oct 2010 17:32:34 GMT

 Unfortunately, the Quicktime tutorial link on that thread is no longer
a live link. Nor does the obvious search at the Apple site turn one


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