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[REBOL] ANN: snuffstream

From: maarten:vrijheid at: 8-Mar-2004 21:26

Async http 1.0 file server for progressive downloads of divx, mp3, MPEG-2: As little as 259 kB it gives little load on your system when sending out multiple divx's and mp3's. Linux version will follow. From the README: What is snuffstream? Snuffstream is a simple http 1.0 server that supports GET requests. Its main purpose is serving large files, very very fast with little impact on your system. I wrote it cuz I wanted to view 6mbit MPEG-2 (DVD) easily, but it works for all kinds of files. You can adapt config.r for your local "media" base directory and add different mime types if you like. You can also change the default port on which it listens in config.r, and the default mime-type. It should also work for serving static html files and all sorts of other content. I tested it with Quickime 6.5, WM 9, VLC 0.7.0 (, *really* th ebest player) and Mozilla and IE. Technically speaking it is not streaming but progressive download what it does as it uses HTTP 1.0. Depending on the player/filetype you may get a progressive download or a normal download. VLC seems to do progressive very good. With QT and WM your mileage may vary. Start watching/listening/... today! --Maarten