Quicktime Streaming Tips

How to create Streaming MP3 files.

In it's October 1999 issue, MacWorld magazine had an excellent tutorial on getting started with making streamed movies:
Macworld: Master Streaming with QuickTime 4

Apple has some excellent resources on their web site:

The QuickTime Authoring resource, which covers just about anything you'd like to know about creating and distributing QuickTime materials. Be sure to check out the Tutorials.

Even better is the QuickTime Streaming Server FAQ.

Looking for an excellent resource on how to build QuickTime for distribution on the Web? Here it is. Straight from Apple's Developer Series.
QuickTime for the Web Buy It Now.

Documentation from Apple on using MPEG-4 files.

An example of an embedded QuickTime Streaming object:

<object classid="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B" width="120" height="120" codebase="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab">
   <param name="SRC" value="http://qtssweb.macserve.net/getrtsptext.php?uri=/test/3_steps-56k-38k.h.mov">
   <param name="TYPE" value="video/quicktime">
   <param name="AUTOPLAY" value="true">
   <param name="CONTROLLER" value="false">
   <embed src="http://qtssweb.macserve.net/getrtsptext.php?uri=/test/3_steps-56k-38k.h.mov" type="video/quicktime" width="160" height="136" autoplay="true" controller="false" pluginspage="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/"> </embed>

You'll notice the SRC parameter references a "getrtsptext.php" PHP script.

This is a special script we make available on our server so that you do not have to create a reference movie. This script will automatically feed back a "rtsptext" file in the proper format.

The drawback to this method is that you can only reference a single file.

JF Neto wrote on 1/9/2003 10:53 AM
>I'm working in a project that will provide live streaming restricted to
>authenticated website users. So I want to prevent users to get
>connected direct to RTSP url.
>Is there any tool available in QTSS to kill unauthenticated connections?

From the QuickTime Streameng Server users list:
>QTSS provides authentication/authorization through qtaccess files. You
>can create a qtaccess file to allow only certain users to access your
>content. If you want to change the users that are allowed every few
>minutes, you could write a script that periodically rewrites the file.
>To learn more about the format of a qtaccess file, read the section on
>security in QTSS Help.

QTAccess files