How-to: stream video from subdirectories

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Sometimes it's nice to store your video content in a hierarchy of subdirectories within your streaming storage, to categorize or organize your content.

If you do this, there are two things to keep in mind:

  1. The subdirectory becomes part of the filename, i.e. instead of mp4:filename.mp4 as the filename, it becomes mp4:subdirectory/filename.mp4
  2. The application instance, which is normally not part of the streaming URL, has to be included for iOS playback, so instead of http://streamingserver:1935/appname/mp4:filename.mp4/playlist.m3u8 you must use http://streamingserver:1935/appname/_definst_/mp4:filename.mp4/playlist.m3u8
Of course in the above URLs, "subdirectory", "streamingserver", "appname" and "filename.mp4" are just examples/placeholders--replace those with the correct values pertaining to your streaming service.
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