I'm new to Wowza, and currently have a server setup and working for on demand streaming. Ultimately we're looking to offer streaming services from our RSS-4000, upgraded to ver 8.0. The administrator for the RSS asked for some information to setup a test stream for one of our events that will be used for a test. I can't seem to find the information that he's asking, I've poured over the docs and the forums trying to find the info.
We need the username and password, application, and instance.
I believe that I have the username and password (admin.password / publish.password) and application (live), but where is the instance found?? Also if the other information is incorrect could someone assist me in correcting this? We're running a developers edition on a local box for testing.
Do you have a camera and live encoder for the event? Which live encoder are you using? If you have a webcam attached to a computer that is running Wirecast (for one example), which is live rtmp encoder, follow this guide:
Re-start Wowza, then start the encoder and publish the stream. Then try to play it back in the Wowza example live RTMP player. If you do not see a stream, zip up and send the /conf and /logs folders to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a link to this thread for reference.
It is helpful during testing to run Wowza in stand-alone (/bin/startup.bat) mode so that you can see log output in a console. This is RTMP or perhaps RTSP announce live stream, which are pushed to Wowza. When you start a live stream like this you should see a publish event in the logs. Do you see that in the console when you start the encoder?