Darwin Streaming Server
DISC has a server capable of streaming video and audio. If you upload
files and play them through the streaming server, the client will open
the stream immediately instead of first downloading the content to the
Each virtual host on DISC has a subdirectory called "streams".
Everything you put in there will be visible from the outside world and
be served through the Darwin Streaming Server.
Since "streams" is a subdirectory of your webroot, these files can also
be downloaded by the client (for later use). If you do not want that,
you should put a .htaccess file in this directory.
The Darwin streaming server natively streams mp3 audio and
mpeg4/quicktime video, but it also has support for some other formats.
Newer versions are likely to support more formats. More about this can
be found in the Quicktime Streaming Server Administrator's Guide on the Darwin webpage
- You upload a video called myvideo.mp4 to /streams
- Test if you can play it from rtsp://darwin.dischosting.nl/yourdomain.com/myvideo.mp4
- You can now embed this stream into your website. Since this is a quicktime stream format, read here on how to embed this.
Live streaming is not enabled by default (yet) for all domains. If you
want to make use of our live streaming server, contact the helpdesk to
get a login.
A usefull starting point for information on Open Source streaming is the Mpeg4IP homepage.