Portfolio (#7) - ModH264Streaming issues (IIS7 32bit) (#253) - Message List
I can not get the ModH264Streaming module to function as it should.
The idea of the ModH264Streaming module is to be able to advance to any point in a video timeline before that part of the video has downloaded, but when I advance to half way (or wherever) the video always starts at the beginning even though the timeline indicator advances to the time that I have selected.
My server uses IIS7 32 bit, so I followed the instructions set out at this page... http://h264.code-shop.com/trac/wiki/Mod-H264-Streaming-Internet-Information-Services-IIS7-Version2
The guys at Longtail have confirmed that my JWPlayer is installed and configured correctly.
I noticed the ModH264Streaming was DISABLED in IIS Handler Mapping, but allowing Execute in 'Edit Feature Permission' made it enabled. This instruction is missing from the documentation.
What information do you need to help me fix this issue?
Thanks in advance, Hush
The first thing to check is whether the MP4 video gets served by the module. You can check this using 'wget':
wget -S -O test.mp4 "http://h264-demo.code-shop.com/demo/apache/trailer2.mp4"
and look for the response header similar to:
Is this line in the output?
Regards,arjen09/01/11 12:16:19 (2 years ago)
My results are in the next post.
Until today, I had never heard of WGET. Finding the right way to install WGET with Windows 7 was a bit tricky to find, so here are some instructions that might help others...
HOW TO INSTALL WGET ON WINDOWS 7: Download wget.exe from http://users.ugent.be/~bpuype/wget/ Save wget.exe to the root of your Windows\System32 folder
WGET is now installed and ready to be used.
HOW TO USE WGET: Open Command Prompt (Start>Run> type 'cmd' [click OK]) Now type in the command Arjen has provided above and hit Enter to run the test.
HushHush09/02/11 00:48:59 (2 years ago)
C:>wget -S -O test.mp4 "http://h264-demo.code-shop.com/demo/apache/trailer2.mp4" --2011-09-02 08:17:59-- http://h264-demo.code-shop.com/demo/apache/trailer2.mp4
Resolving h264-demo.code-shop.com... 22.214.171.124 Connecting to h264-demo.code-shop.com|126.96.36.199|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... HTTP/1.0 200 OK X-Mod-H264-Streaming: version=2.4.29 Last-Modified: Fri, 22 Jul 2011 09:04:50 GMT Content-Type: video/mp4 ETag: "-720905980" Content-Length: 43678265 Connection: keep-alive Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 22:18:45 GMT Server: lighttpd/1.5.0 Length: 43678265 (42M) [video/mp4] Saving to: `test.mp4'
HushHush09/02/11 00:49:39 (2 years ago)
You have to change the URL to point to your own server. You can also look at the output from your next mesasage, but you have to add the '-S' switch to the commandline:
wget -S -O file.mp4 "http://xxxxxx.com/file.mp4?start=45.5"
Regards,arjen09/02/11 11:20:51 (2 years ago)
Thanks for noticing my mistake and thanks for your ongoing support.
I did use my own domain for the last test, but I removed my server details from the results. Same again with the test below.
Unfortunately the downloaded video did not have the first 45.5 seconds removed. The full file was downloaded.
So does this mean the installation of the module is not correct? I can send screenshots of the relevant IIS installation if it may help.
C:\Users\####>wget -S -O file.mp4 "http://www.#######.com/file.mp4?start=45.5" --2011-09-05 07:57:57-- http://www.#######.com/file.mp4?start=45.5 Resolving www.#######.com... ###.###.###.### Connecting to www.#######.com|###.###.###.###|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... HTTP/1.1 200 OK Content-Type: video/mp4 Last-Modified: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 03:10:21 GMT Accept-Ranges: bytes ETag: "acb83830f965cc1:0" Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.0 X-Powered-By: ASP.NET Date: Sun, 04 Sep 2011 21:59:35 GMT Connection: keep-alive Content-Length: 15812222 Length: 15812222 (15M) [video/mp4] Saving to: `file.mp4' 100%[======================================>] 15,812,222 251K/s in 62s 2011-09-05 07:58:59 (248 KB/s) - `file.mp4' saved [15812222/15812222]
Mediainfo details for file.mp4
General Complete name : C:\Users\####\file.mp4 Format : MPEG-4 Format profile : Base Media Codec ID : isom File size : 15.1 MiB Duration : 3mn 58s Overall bit rate : 531 Kbps Movie name : ###### Writing application : Lavf52.108.0 Video ID : 1 Format : AVC Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec Format profile : High@L3.0 Format settings, CABAC : Yes Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames Codec ID : avc1 Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding Duration : 3mn 58s Bit rate : 400 Kbps Width : 640 pixels Height : 480 pixels Display aspect ratio : 4:3 Frame rate mode : Constant Frame rate : 30.000 fps Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 8 bits Scan type : Progressive Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.043 Stream size : 11.3 MiB (75%) Writing library : x264 core 115 r1947 b5a8ad7 Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=3 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=hex / subme=7 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=12 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=2pass / mbtree=1 / bitrate=400 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00 Tagged date : UTC 2011-08-28 02:54:48 Audio ID : 2 Format : AAC Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec Format profile : LC Codec ID : 40 Duration : 3mn 58s Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 128 Kbps Channel(s) : 2 channels Channel positions : Front: L R Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz Compression mode : Lossy Stream size : 3.63 MiB (24%) Tagged date : UTC 2011-08-28 02:54:48Hush09/07/11 00:06:04 (2 years ago)
I tried the following test at http://h264.code-shop.com/trac/wiki/Mod-H264-Streaming-Testing-Version2
The downloaded file was the full file - it did not remove the first 45.5 seconds as it should have.
Does this mean the installation was not successful? What can we do to fix it?
C:>wget -O file.mp4 "http://xxxxxx.com/file.mp4?start=45.5" --2011-09-02 08:55:21-- http://xxxxxx.com/file.mp4?start=45.5 Resolving server.com... xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Connecting to xxxxxx.com|xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 15812222 (15M) [video/mp4] Saving to: `file.mp4' 100%[======================================>] 15,812,222 760K/s in 25s 2011-09-02 08:55:46 (626 KB/s) - `file.mp4' saved [15812222/15812222]Hush09/02/11 01:04:51 (2 years ago)
I had issues myself, at first, with 32bit on 64bit (Windows 2008 R2 Sp1 x64) but got it all working when I double checked every setting from scratch... can you verify your app pool is running the and dll isn't triggering errors in the application event log?
That was my first problem to address.
DanDan_Cubik09/07/11 00:55:19 (2 years ago)
Thanks for your assistance.
I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to IIS7, but I checked the application Event Logs and there are no errors. I also checked the list of application pools but all I can see in there are my domain names and they're all running normally.
I did try starting from scratch, but it didn't fix it. I am certain I followed the instructions correctly both times.
We'll see what Arjen has to suggest, then, if all else fails I'll provide some screenshots of my IIS settings and module folder location, etc...
Cheers! HushHush09/07/11 03:20:14 (2 years ago)
The module is not serving your files, so it must be a configuration issue. Verifying IIS configurations is a bit tricky, but if you could post some screenshots that will help.
Regards,arjen09/07/11 21:30:57 (2 years ago)
I need to send these in 2 separate posts due to your anti-spam settings.
PART 1Hush09/08/11 00:53:52 (2 years ago)
HushHush09/08/11 00:54:41 (2 years ago)
Note: You will see in my last screenshot that I have Access set to 'Execute', but I have since changed it to 'Scripts' in accordance with the change you made recently in the documentation. I had already previously tried both options without any success.
Set 'Access' to 'Scripts'. (Note to self: verify why this was previously 'Execute').
I tried the wget again and it didn't remove the first 45.5 seconds.
HushHush09/08/11 01:42:40 (2 years ago)
You are setting the Request Path to '*.mp4, *.flv'. I am not sure if IIS allows multiple specifications. Try setting it to '*.mp4'.
Hope this helps,
Arjenarjen09/08/11 13:11:16 (2 years ago)
Yes, it helped, thanks! By removing flv it now works as it should.
I blame microsoft for using two files separated by comma in their example Request Path :D
I have had to recode my site so the MP4 files are loaded into the JWP, instead of the FLVs (was a legacy issue from a time long before MP4 was thought of), but that was simple enough.
Thanks so much for your help and for the awesome codework!
Thanks also to Dan for your help...you were also right.
HushHush09/09/11 02:41:37 (2 years ago)
As a side note, you were correct to suggest that restarting from scratch can also fix the problem for II7. I had the same incorrect settings on another mirror server. Editing the existing settings didn't work at all. It worked only after removing all ModH264Streaming settings from IIS and starting over.
Thanks! Hushanonymous09/09/11 03:11:21 (2 years ago)