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conradin
August 21st, 2012, 03:36 AM
Hi all,
I am using lucid Lynx, desktop edition, with php5, and appache2, as a web server. I ssh into the computer, and I am trying to stream music from this server, I would like to embed a player in a web page, but I dont know how to do that yet.

I am using the command
vlc -I dummy Firestarter.mp3 --sout '#standard{access=http,mux=ogg,dst=130.111.192.241 :8080}'
to stream video from the server, and that plays just fine with the command
vlc http://130.111.192.241:8080

So how can I make a webpage link to the streaming content on my website?

bigmonmulgrew
August 21st, 2012, 09:19 AM
Not an expert here but


As a start get yourself a fixed internet IP address.
There are ways round this buttt.
Then get yourself a domain name.
Forward your Domain name to your WAN IP address
Forward any ports your using in your router to the IP address of your server, looks like your using port 8080, I'd also forward 80 (HTTP) 21 (ftp) 22 (ssh)
If apache is setup just with the default site then it should accept requests as it is now with your WAN IP (I guess thats your wan IP below)

I also found this. May be useful
http://wiki.videolan.org/Control_VLC_via_a_browser
and this
http://www.engadget.com/2005/11/29/how-to-stream-almost-anything-using-vlc/

conradin
August 21st, 2012, 03:12 PM
I have a static ip, and a hostname, this is a testing server so an FQDN isn't necessary, Also the stream is already running, I can access it using a media players in Linux mac and windows. The only thing I want to do now is embed the audio on the site I already have running. Maybe I can link to it... maybe this is a w3schools question.

cool110
August 21st, 2012, 10:02 PM
Try using HTML5 audio and video tags.
http://www.w3schools.com/html5/html5_audio.asp
http://www.w3schools.com/html5/html5_video.asp