Since 4.1RC2, LSWS support streaming of MP4/H264/F4V video files with random seek.
To enable the feature, make sure file with suffix ”.mp4” or ”.f4v” has a MIME type of “video/mp4”.
the MIME settings file is /path/to/lsws/conf/mime.properties, or you can view/edit it in web admin console:
Server-->General-->MIME Settings Suffix: f4v,mp4 Mime Type: video/mp4
flowplayer is a nice flash player. Let's use it to demo the MP4 streaming and random seek.
Here's one of flowplayer's demo pages:
download all the files in above demo page to one folder under your website's document root.
Here's the file list:
flowplayer.org/demos/plugins/streaming/index.htm flowplayer.org/js/flowplayer-3.1.4.min.js flowplayer.org/demos/standalone.css flowplayer.org/swf/flowplayer-3.1.5.swf flowplayer.org/swf/flowplayer.pseudostreaming-3.1.3.swf flowplayer.controls-3.1.5.swf flowplayer.org/video/flowplayer-700.flv
Now there's one file left:
This is the video file to play, you can select not download it. instead, using your .mp4/.f4v file, and modify the index.htm accordingly.
UPDATE: just tried JW Player 5.2, it's much simple and straightforward for mp4 streaming:
<embed flashvars="file=yourvideo.mp4&provider=http&http.startparam=start" id="player2" name="player2" width="320" height="240" src="player.swf" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" wmode="transparent" />