I am completely new to wowza and am attempting to set up a live stream. End to end it's flash media encoder (RTMP) -> wowza -> (RTMP) flowplayer or JW player.
I have it almost working but have two problems...
When I connect a client to the stream (either jw player or flowplayer) it always starts from the very beginning of the stream. With a live stream i'd expect it to start from now minus the buffering times. (at least that's the way shoutcast would do it) What appears to be happening is that the server in the background is creating an flv file in its content directory and then every client plays that file from the start. What makes it worse is that I can't get the clip duration into either flowplayer or JWplayer so have no way of skipping to the current time.
The second is that if I start listening to the stream at almost the same time as starting the encode side, that the stream works for a few seconds and then begins to buffer, But neither flowplayer nor JW player ever restart from this until I stop the uplink. At that point they come back to life.
Have I missed something really obvious??