Use DVR plugin to record VoD puffer file from livestream?
Dear Wowza team,
I do not know if the nDVR plugin is the right way to fulfill my requirements but I want to describe you briefly my current scenario...
We want to publish a live stream on several set-top boxes. However, each STB has implemented other protocols and different ways on how to process these rquests.
Video on demand files play nicely via HTTP progressive download on nearly every STB, but RTSP is supported only by a minor number of manufacturers and HLS seems to be a protocol for the next generation of STBs. I know that some new DVB-S STBs from Humax or Technisat will support this protocol but currently it's no real solution. On the other hand, Flash (or even silverlight) is also not supported.
So my question I came along is the following: Is it possible to address the nDVR recorded stream material directly via HTTP? I am currently looking for a solution where I can record a live stream into some kind of buffer file that can be played on a set-top box directly (and which file size grows from time to time). I saw that the nDVR plugin offers ways to access the result via HLS, San Jose streaming or silverlight streaming but not such a way.
Or is there maybe another way to achieve this objective, let's say with some kind of server-side proxy script?