I'm looking for some pointers on how to "stream" a video file which is online.
I have no control over its location it could be http://anywhere.com/ontheweb.mp4 for example.
In my browser if I put the link into the address bar, it will simply download it to HDD.
I would like to find a code solution to play that video immediately. Perhaps in an embedded browser or even some other 3rd party software I can embed in my window (I've heard a little about ffmpeg, but not sure even what it is, let alone if it's capable.
Video files extensions will vary I suppose, but I'm happy to just stick with mp4 to get started.
Any hints, tips, suggestions are very welcome.
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