The On Demand Page

This page allows you to configure your on-demand video server.

The Directory field should contain the path to the directory that will contain your video files. Note that this is the directory path on the specified worker's computer, which is not necessarily the same computer on which this configuration assistant is running.

The Port field specifies the network port on which the files will be served.

The Mount Point field specifies the second part of the URL from which the files will be available.

For instance, a test.ogv file may be in the /home/someone/ondemand_files/ directory, on the www.example.com server, with an /ondemand/ mount point, on port 8080. The file would then be available from the http://www.example.com:8080/ondemand/test.ogv URL.

The worker drop-down choice allows you to choose what computer this component should run on, for instance if the camera is attached to a different computer that is available via the network. This allows you to distribute tasks across several server computers. See the Deployment chapter to learn how to create extra workers. The Configuration Assistant would then offer these workers in the drop-down choice after connecting to their manager.

Figure E.38. The Configuration On Demand Page

The Configuration On Demand Page