Install MistServer

MistServer is a highly versatile, lightweight, customizable open-source multi-standard multimedia server. MistServer configuration is easy to use for full CDN solutions applications.


MistServer is Free, open and well-supported, Truly plug and play, Affordable, seamless and highly scalable control over your media servers. MistServer can be installed on any server to make multimedia server.

Download MistServer Binary here

You can clone source from

Check your server architecture Generic Linux 64-bit or Generic Linux 32-bit then download

# wget

Now extract / copy files to /usr/local/bin/

Check quick start here

# chmod a+x MistController
# MistController -a username:password -n

You need to point your browser to connect Mist Server Manager


Mistserver Manager Login

Kill MistServer

# lsof -i:4242 (Find PID for MistServer)
# kill -9 PID

Find more info about MistServer from

Compare MistServer with other Media Streaming Servers like Wowza or Red5 here

You can find Linux User Guide for MistServer from

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MIME Types List

MIME stands for “Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions”. It’s a way of identifying files on the Internet according to their nature and format. “Content-type” header value defined in the HTTP response, the browser can open the file with the proper extension/plugin/tool.

“Internet Media Type” is the same as a MIME type. MIME types were originally created for emails sent using the SMTP protocol.

The “Content-type” is simply a header defined in many protocols, such as HTTP, that makes use of MIME types to specify the nature of the file currently being handled.

Content-type Header

Setting the Content-type in ASP:
<% response.ContentType="text/html" %>

Setting the Content-type in C#:
response.ContentType = “text/plain”;

Setting the Content-type in Java:

Setting the Content-type in Perl/CGI:
print “Content-type:text/html”;

Setting the Content-type in PHP:

<?php header('Content-type: text/html');?>


Better Understanding:

The “x-” prefix of a MIME subtype simply means not registered with the “Internet Assigned Numbers Authority”.

The “vnd” prefix means that the MIME value is vendor specific.


Download List of MIME types / Internet Media Types

PHP Mime Header for M3U8 iOS media streams..
header(“content-type: application/”);


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