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Bulat Khamitov
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How To Stream Videos With Nginx and JWPlayer on CentOS 6

PostedMay 31, 2013 29.1k views Nginx CentOS

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.

<html>
<body>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/jwplayer/jwplayer.js"></script>
<div id="myElement">Loading the player...</div>

<script type="text/javascript">
jwplayer("myElement").setup({ file: "big_buck_bunny_720p_surround.flv",
"autoStart": true });
</script>

</body>
</html>

Navigate over to your cloud server's IP and playback filename (http://198.199.88.112/player.html in our example):

And you are all done!

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