Basic questions about HTTP / TCP

themanonthemoon adkyriazis at
Mon Sep 17 04:09:13 UTC 2018


I am just getting into the world of networking/protocols/streaming and could
use some clarifying answers.

1. Why is there no simple way to setup an http server in a similar way to
using a tcpserversink or a udpsink? If I need to send a video to an http
server how would I do this?

2. What is actually happening under the hood when I use a tcpserversink? If
I use this sink, I can view the video in an html5 video element in my
browser. Doesn't this mean somewhere along the line it is using an http

Thanks in advance.

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