[LAU] A webserver with on-the-fly format conversion?
dominic.sacre at gmx.de
Wed Aug 12 17:43:31 EDT 2009
On Tuesday 11 of August 2009 22:03:10 Andras Simon wrote:
> I'm pretty sure that one can associate an arbitrary piece of code
> with a URI in any webserver worth its salt. Even good old CGI could
> do that (well, that was the point of it).
I'll definitely try that. Writing a small script to do the conversion is
not an issue, I'll just have to figure out how to configure the
> About streaming I definitely don't know anything, but mplayer for
> example will happily start playing after it's filled its cache (the
> size of which can be given on the command line) and doesn't wait
> until the whole file is downloaded.
It's probably not actually streaming I need, just that the file transfer
starts before the conversion is finished. Not sure if there's anything
special I need to do to make sure it does, but I guess I'll find out
once everything else is in place...
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