How do I provide streaming - Audio / Video?

We DO NOT have streaming server software running on our servers. However, you can progressively stream Real Media files by following these instructions:

You will need to create a .ram file that calls your real audio/video file. The .ram file is a text file with an absolute URL to the .ra/.rm audio/video file.

Typically you'll create a realaudio file subdirectory under "public_html" or "www", and put all your audio/video files there. e.g. "/public_html/music_files/"

Then your .ram file, a.k.a. metafile will contain an address with this format:


The "subdirectory" is a subdirectory of your domain-www directory.

So for example:

Notice: The above address goes in the .ram/metafile, not in your HTML code. Your HTML code calls the .ram/metafile. Then the .ram/metafile is used to call up the .rm/realmedia file.

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