Nginx set content type 2018-05-30 23:34

Nginx will add Content-Type depend on suffix of url in response header. The suffix and Content-Type mapping are in /etc/nginx/mime.types. There are two ways to change Content-Type in Nginx.

1. edit mime.types to map suffix and Content-Type

Add a record in mime.types like following. All Content-Type of "*.video" url will be "video/mp4"

video/mp4                             video; 

2. add default_type in special location configuration

Add default_type to appoint default Content-Type for current url. All Content-Type of "/video" url will be "video/mp4"

location /video {
    root /video_file;
    index  index.html;
    default_type video/mp4;