I can play the input stream ok in VLC, but I don't even see an attempt to connect via the Wowza Access logs. I have got a stream to work properly via QuickTime Broadcaster, but this is the first time I've tried to locally repeat an incoming stream.
So I know my live_int application is configured and working properly due to QTB's success. Any advice would be helpful,
VLC does not push to Wowza. You have to start the stream. You can use StreamManager, or you can use /conf/StartUpStreams.xml to automate on startup, or you can use MediaCaster API in a Wowza application module or HTTProvider. You can use MediaCaster type "rtp-record" to record the stream.
After you start a stream in VLC it is available at a rtsp or udp url, but it is not published to Wowza. Wowza can re-stream from that source. You have to use StreamManager to start the stream on a Wowza application. If you are only using Flash clients and you use StreamType "rtp-live", you don't need StreamManager
When you start a push encoder like FMLE or Wirecast, the encoder connects to a Wowza application, then starts a stream, and you will see a publish event in the access log showing the stream name and the application and applicaiton instance name. You can subscribe to that stream right away.