How To Stream Videos With Nginx and JWPlayer on CentOS 6
This article covers a version of CentOS that is no longer supported. If you are currently operating a server running CentOS 6, we highly recommend upgrading or migrating to a supported version of CentOS.
Reason: CentOS 6 reached end of life (EOL) on November 30th, 2020 and no longer receives security patches or updates. For this reason, this guide is no longer maintained.
This guide might still be useful as a reference, but may not work on other CentOS releases. If available, we strongly recommend using a guide written for the version of CentOS you are using.
Step 1 - Install Nginx
rpm -ivh http://nginx.org/packages/centos/6/noarch/RPMS/nginx-release-centos-6-0.el6.ngx.noarch.rpm yum -y install nginx chkconfig nginx on && service nginx restart
Step 2 - Download JWPlayer
You can get the latest version from their website
cd /usr/share/nginx/html wget http://www.longtailvideo.com/download/jwplayer-3359.zip unzip jwplayer-3359.zip
Now that you have your JWPlayer installed in /usr/share/nginx/html/jwplayer you would need to add an HTML file that calls it.
Step 3 - Create an HTML file for playback
You can either embed this code into your existing webpages, or create a new file player.html and save it to /usr/share/nginx/html/player.html
From our previous article we have "big_buck_bunny_720p_surround.flv" flash file available for playback.
Navigate over to your cloud server's IP and playback filename (http://188.8.131.52/player.html in our example):
And you are all done!