Media display


To improve your website performances, a common way is to download the page data from multiple servers. In fact, in the HTTP protocol, a browser can make only two parallel requests to the same domain. Recent browsers (such as Chrome or Firefox can perform up to 10 simultaneous requests). In the following documentation, we will just assume that browsers can make only two simultaneous requests to the same domain.

An easy way to load and display the medias would be to add a new virtual host to your existing Open Orchestra installation. This will allow your browser to increase the number of parallel requests that can be done as several domain are available. It will then reduce the global latency of each page’s download

Request scheme:

../_images/two_parallel.gif ../_images/four_parallel.gif

This solution is not ideal because you will need to boot the whole Open Orchestra kernel each time you will request an image.

Open Orchestra Solution

A simple solution would be to install only the open-orchestra-media-file-bundle as a single Symfony application.

Basic installation

The open-orchestra-media-file-bundle can run on its own if you require it in the composer.json file:

    "require": {
        "incenteev/composer-parameter-handler": "~2.0",
        "open-orchestra/open-orchestra-media-file-bundle": "*"

Then enable all the required bundles in your AppKernel.php file:

new Symfony\Bundle\FrameworkBundle\FrameworkBundle(),
new Symfony\Bundle\SecurityBundle\SecurityBundle(),
new Symfony\Bundle\TwigBundle\TwigBundle(),
new Sensio\Bundle\FrameworkExtraBundle\SensioFrameworkExtraBundle(),

new Knp\Bundle\GaufretteBundle\KnpGaufretteBundle(),

new OpenOrchestra\BaseBundle\OpenOrchestraBaseBundle(),
new OpenOrchestra\MediaBundle\OpenOrchestraMediaFileBundle(),

Ease your installation

To facilitate this installation, we provide you with the open-orchestra-media-demo repository which implements all those modifications.

To install it :

composer create-project open-orchestra/open-orchestra-media-demo ./