Can I get Wowza to play an "actual" .m3u8 file via Cupertino streaming, as opposed to the "pseudo" playlist.m3u8 urls that are set up for each asset? If the file below is in my content folder, what url would play this file?
I do not think this will work the way you are intending. .m3u8 is for live HTTP streaming. You can use .smil for multibitrate. For sequential playlists you can use client side flash, or several different methods server side to generate scheduled live streams from VOD files.