If you have an mp4 at lets say 40k/bits. What kind of overhead can you expect when playing it back as an HLS stream? From what it looks like (server v2.2.x) it adds almost 40-45 K/bits. Is that to be expected? That would mean that you would need to have the file at 20 K/bits to pass the app store inspection (lowest stream must be below 64 K/bit).
Do wowza support an .aac as source and play it back as HLS? Just trying to figure out how to get such a low bitrate stream that will actually pass the apple inspection.
We do not support raw AAC files. Only AAC in an MP4 container.
Our TS implementation does not group video frames into a single logical PES packet which would improve the overhead. It is something we may add in the future. This is what leads to the overly high overhead.