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Release notes (version 2)

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2009-04 (version 2.1rc2) available in SVN for testing

If you want to build the latest version (version 2.1 release candidate 2), just replace '/tags/mod_h264_streaming-2.0' with '/tags/mod_h264_streaming-2.1rc2' in the two SVN export commands of the build instructions.

For example, replace the SVN export commands for Apache with the following two lines. The rest of the instructions are the same.

svn export http://h264.code-shop.com/svn/h264/tags/mod_h264_streaming-2.1rc2/apache apache_http_h264_streaming
svn export --force http://h264.code-shop.com/svn/h264/tags/mod_h264_streaming-2.1rc/mp4split apache_http_h264_streaming
  • Fixed stts/ctts writing for variable frame rate videos.
  • Added Adaptive streaming demo.
  • Added IIS module.
  • Fixed round off error in start/end time to sample conversion and removed floating point time calculations.
  • Apache: Added ETag header.
  • Nginx: Added Last-Modified header.
  • Apache/Nginx?: Added support for range requests with start/end parameters (for streaming virtual video clips in vlc/quicktime/iphone).
  • Lighttpd 1.5.0: Added ETag header.
  • Apache2/Lighttpd 1.5.0: Added Last-Modified header.
  • Apache2/Nginx: Videos now play on iPhone and VLC Media Player.

2009-03 (version 2.1rc)

  • MP4: Fixed pts time scale overflow
  • MP4: Fixed ctts atom overflow
  • Lighttpd: Added bandwidth traffic shaping. No matter where you seek in the video, the first N seconds are always send at maximum speed (thus minimizing seek delay) and at the same time this limits the traffic as only N seconds of the video is buffered (greatly saving bandwidth). A little similar to what RTMP streaming offers. Supports any bit rate, variable bitrate, etc... it automatically adjusts the speed every second.
  • Flash: Added h264streaming FlowPlayer plugin.
  • FreeBSD: added include sys/types.h for off_t
  • Debian: added _LARGEFILE_SOURCE (for fseeko) to nginx config
  • 64bit: changed all %llu/%lld printf format specifiers to PRIu64/PRId64
  • 64bit: changed last ftell to ftello

2009-01 (version 2.0)

  • Added versions for Apache2 and Nginx.
  • MP4/Moov now fully parses and creates the headers. This gives an average saving of 50% of the meta data, improving seek/load times.
  • Added support for reading of extended boxes and 64 bit chunk offsets.
  • Added client check, so for flash clients only one video and one audio stream is returned. Other tracks, like hint tracks, are filtered out as they are not needed.
  • For clients that are not flash (e.g. quicktime player, iphone, vlc) the headers are compressed.
  • Fixed 64 bit overflows in stts that occured in video files with very large time scales.

Wishlist / TODO

  • Support subtitle tracks
  • Support range requests with start/end parameters (for streaming virtual video clips in vlc/quicktime/iphone).