Video streaming involves delivering video content over a network in real-time. In this tutorial, we will learn how to implement video streaming using PHP.

Step 1: Set Up a Local Development Environment
To begin, set up a local development environment on your machine. You can use XAMPP, WAMP, or any other similar software. Ensure that PHP is installed and running properly.

Step 2: Create a Videos Folder
Create a folder named “videos” in your project directory. This is where we will store the video files that will be streamed.

Step 3: Create a Video File
Create a sample video file (e.g., video.mp4) and place it inside the “videos” folder. Make sure the video file is accessible and readable by PHP.

Step 4: Create a PHP File
Create a PHP file (e.g., stream.php) in your project directory. Open the file and add the following code:



In this code, we set the video path and get the size of the video file. We then set the appropriate headers for the video content type and length. Finally, we use the `readfile()` function to read and output the video file.

Step 5: Run the PHP File
To stream the video, start your local server and navigate to the URL of the PHP file (e.g., http://localhost/stream.php) in your browser. The video should start streaming and play in your browser’s video player.

That’s it! You have successfully implemented video streaming using PHP. You can use this method to stream any type of video file supported by the browser.