[Libwebsockets] Libwebsocket and multimedia shared folders

Andy Green andy at warmcat.com
Tue Jan 19 01:02:43 CET 2016



On January 19, 2016 6:15:37 AM GMT+08:00, Thomas Spitz <thomas.spitz at gmail.com> wrote:
>Hello everyone,
>
>I am using libwebsocket for years now and i am   really happy with it,
>thanks for this great lib!
>
>In my application, I want to add the support of file system access
>ideally
>through existing ws port. I mainly want to get photos and videos from
>the
>local file system where is running my libws server. I am quite new with
>multimedia and network shared folder and I was first thinking of
>getting
>"samba/ftp" features over libwebsocket. Is it something possible? It
>might
>not be the right direction at all..

Wouldn't it make sense to serve these over http?  Then normal browsers can get file listings and receive the files natively.  Multimedia players will, eg, stream video using the http urls.

-Andy

>Thanks in advance,
>Best regards,
>Thoms
>
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