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SRS Embeded HTTP Server

SRS Embeded a HTTP web server, supports api and simple HTTP file for HLS.

To deploy SRS HTTP server, read Usage: HTTP

The SRS Embeded HTTP server is rewrite refer to go http module, so it's ok to use srs as http server. Read #277

Remark: The SRS HTTP server is just a origin HTTP server, for HTTP edge server, please use NGINX, SQUID and ATS.

Use Scenario

The SRS Embeded HTTP server is design to provides basic HTTP service, like the camera of mobile phone.

SRS should provides HTTP api, which is actually a embeded HTTP server.

Actually, RTMP is more complex than HTTP, so HTTP server on st is absolutely ok. The HTTP Server in SRS1.0 is expirement, I will enhance it future.


Config the HTTP port and root.

# embeded http server in srs.
# the http streaming config, for HLS/HDS/DASH/HTTPProgressive
# global config for http streaming, user must config the http section for each vhost.
# the embed http server used to substitute nginx in ./objs/nginx,
# for example, srs runing in arm, can provides RTMP and HTTP service, only with srs installed.
# user can access the http server pages, generally:
#       curl
# which will show srs version and welcome to srs.
# @remeark, the http embeded stream need to config the vhost, for instance, the __defaultVhost__
# need to open the feature http of vhost.
http_server {
    # whether http streaming service is enabled.
    # default: off
    enabled         on;
    # the http streaming port
    # @remark, if use lower port, for instance 80, user must start srs by root.
    # default: 8080
    listen          8080;
    # the default dir for http root.
    # default: ./objs/nginx/html
    dir             ./objs/nginx/html;

And, each vhost can specifies the dir.

vhost your_vhost {
    # http static vhost specified config
    http_static {
        # whether enabled the http static service for vhost.
        # default: off
        enabled     on;
        # the url to mount to, 
        # typical mount to [vhost]/
        # the variables:
        #       [vhost] current vhost for http server.
        # @remark the [vhost] is optional, used to mount at specified vhost.
        # @remark the http of __defaultVhost__ will override the http_stream section.
        # for example:
        #       mount to [vhost]/
        #           access by
        #       mount to [vhost]/hls
        #           access by
        #       mount to /
        #           access by
        #           or by
        #       mount to /hls
        #           access by
        #           or by
        # default: [vhost]/
        mount       [vhost]/hls;
        # main dir of vhost,
        # to delivery HTTP stream of this vhost.
        # default: ./objs/nginx/html
        dir         ./objs/nginx/html/hls;

Remark: The http_stream of SRS1 renamed to http_server in SRS2, which specifies the global HTTP server config, used to delivery http static files, for dvr files(HLS/FLV/HDS/MPEG-DASH).

Remark: The http of vhost of SRS1 renamed to http_static, similar to global http_server for HTTP static files delivery. While the http_remux introduced in SRS2 is dynamic remux RTMP to HTTP Live FLV/Mp3/Aac/HLS/Hds/MPEG-DASH stream.


Only some MIME is supported:

File ext nameContent-Type
.tsContent-Type: video/MP2T;charset=utf-8
.m3u8Content-Type: application/x-mpegURL;charset=utf-8
.jsonContent-Type: application/json;charset=utf-8
.cssContent-Type: text/css;charset=utf-8
.swfContent-Type: application/x-shockwave-flash;charset=utf-8
.jsContent-Type: text/javascript;charset=utf-8
.xmlContent-Type: text/xml;charset=utf-8
OthersContent-Type: text/html;charset=utf-8


Supported HTTP method:

  • GET: Query API, or download file.

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