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  1. dxer

    dxer Well-Known Member

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    Is http Real audio / video and Windows Media streaming supported in Cpanel 5/WHM package.
    If not, please give me URL from where I can donload all this.

    Thanks
     
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    [quote:bdb3da531e][i:bdb3da531e]Originally posted by dxer[/i:bdb3da531e]

    Is http Real audio / video and Windows Media streaming supported in Cpanel 5/WHM package.
    If not, please give me URL from where I can donload all this.

    Thanks[/quote:bdb3da531e]
    Streaming via HTTP protocol is possible by just uploading your media file to your server,

    If you need RealAudio or RealVideo http streaming:
    Here are instructions for preparing RealAudio or RealVideo files for use on the Web.

    1.Copy your encoded files (files with the .ra, .ram, .rm or .rpm extension) to your World Wide Web server.

    2.Use a text editor (such as Notepad or SimpleText) to create a metafile containing a URL to your file. For example, the contents of your metafile should be in the following form: http://hostname/path, where hostname is the name of your World Wide Web server. For example: www.real.com

    3.Save your metafile as a text using a .ram file extension.

    4.In your HTML document, reference the metafile in a hyperlink. For example:
    &A HREF=&filename.ram&&
    &A HREF=&http://hostname/file.rm&&
    You can use relative or complete paths. If you use complete paths, you must include both the hostname and the complete path. For example:
    &A HREF=&http://www.real.com/home/welcome.ram&&

    5.When a user clicks on the link, the streaming file(s) begin to download. The RealPlayer begins playing after a few seconds; it does not need to wait for the entire file to be downloaded.
     
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    So , it is not question about software support (on server) or Cpanel built in some kind of support but only the knowledge of the client in building his web site, right ?
    So I can normaly put this feature in my web hosting plans.

    The thing that confuses me is why then some web hosting companies displays this kind of feature like something special and it is nothing to do with the ability of the Cpanel or other on server software features ?
     
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    [quote:fd6d354436][i:fd6d354436]Originally posted by dxer[/i:fd6d354436]

    So , it is not question about software support (on server) or Cpanel built in some kind of support but only the knowledge of the client in building his web site, right ?
    So I can normaly put this feature in my web hosting plans.

    The thing that confuses me is why then some web hosting companies displays this kind of feature like something special and it is nothing to do with the ability of the Cpanel or other on server software features ?[/quote:fd6d354436]
    dxer & So I can normaly put this feature in my web hosting plans,

    ITF A.[b:fd6d354436] Yes[/b:fd6d354436]

    dxer & why then some web hosting companies displays this kind of feature like something special ?

    ITF A. [b:fd6d354436] Propaganda (if you mean http streaming )[/b:fd6d354436]
     
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    [quote:31dad54f84]
    ITF A. [b:31dad54f84] Propaganda (if you mean http streaming )[/b:31dad54f84]
    [/quote:31dad54f84]

    But Real video % audio streaming does not need special support too, right ? Except this knowledge of creating metafile, right ?
     
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    There is 2 different kinds of streaming, and for one you do need server side software. This software is not installed by cpanel as you need to pay the licence fee's to the creators. HTTP streaming is nothing special, and is supported by virtually everyone, afaik. If you are going to advertise it on your site advertise it as HTTP streaming and not True Audio / Video Streaming.
     
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    [quote:d12fa38ffb][i:d12fa38ffb]Originally posted by dxer[/i:d12fa38ffb]

    But Real video % audio streaming does not need special support too, right ? Except this knowledge of creating metafile, right ?[/quote:d12fa38ffb]
    as I explained before for http streaming you need nothing special

    [b:d12fa38ffb]There are two ways to offer Real Audio and Real Video service: [/b:d12fa38ffb]

    [b:d12fa38ffb]1) HTTP Protocol (http Streaming)[/b:d12fa38ffb]

    Streaming via HTTP protocol is possible by just uploading your media file to your server, nothing special is necessary

    If you need RealAudio or RealVideo http streaming:
    Here are instructions for preparing RealAudio or RealVideo files for use on the Web.

    1.Copy your encoded files (files with the .ra, .ram, .rm or .rpm extension) to your World Wide Web server.

    2.Use a text editor (such as Notepad or SimpleText) to create a metafile containing a URL to your file. For example, the contents of your metafile should be in the following form: http://hostname/path, where hostname is the name of your World Wide Web server. For example: www.real.com

    3.Save your metafile as a text using a .ram file extension.

    4.In your HTML document, reference the metafile in a hyperlink. For example:
    &A HREF=&filename.ram&&
    &A HREF=&http://hostname/file.rm&&
    You can use relative or complete paths. If you use complete paths, you must include both the hostname and the complete path. For example:
    &A HREF=&http://www.real.com/home/welcome.ram&&

    5.When a user clicks on the link, the streaming file(s) begin to download. The RealPlayer begins playing after a few seconds; it does not need to wait for the entire file to be downloaded.

    [b:d12fa38ffb]2) RTSP / PNA Protocols (You need RealServer™ you have to buy a license) [/b:d12fa38ffb]
    RealServer uses two main protocols to communicate with clients:

    RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) for clips created and read with RealSystem G2 tools

    PNA (Progressive Networks Audio) for clips created and read with earlier versions of RealSystem tools

    RTSP is a client-server protocol designed specifically for serving multimedia presentations. It is an open standard, and very useful for large-scale broadcasting. Only RTSP can deliver SureStream™ files with their multiple bandwidth encoding. SMIL, RealText, and RealPix also require RTSP.

    PNA is the proprietary client-server protocol designed and used by RealNetworks in RealSystem versions 5.0 and earlier. The ability to serve via PNA is supported in RealServer for compatibility with older versions of RealPlayer.

    RealServer also uses HTTP to stream HTML-based material, such as Ram files and RealSystem Administrator pages.
     
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