Answer by Mark Shueard · Mar 06, 2014 at 02:28 PM
Answer by Roger Littin · Mar 11, 2014 at 10:13 AM
You do need the Wowza transcoder if you ant to use IOS, that is for sure.
You do not need the transcoder addon for doing HLS streaming.
You can have FMLE publish your source stream in H.264. Ideally, for audio you should use AAC audio but this is a paid extra fro FMLE on windows and is included for free on the Mac version.
If you want to do ABR streaming, you can send upto 3 separate bitrates from FMLE.
On your Wowza server, you can configure the application to output rtmp & hls. Once configured, it will do so automatically.
On the player, if you go with the free jw player, you need to configure the player to handle both rtmp & http (playlist.m3u8) urls. The player will automatically decide which one it can play. You can force a device that supports both rtmp & hls (currently only Mac Safari) to use one or the other by setting the primary option in the player configuration. By default, it is html5 so if the browser supports both, it will default to html5 however, it is smart enough to recognize if it can support the provided url and switch if need be.
Please see How to set up live streaming using an RTMP-based encoder for complete details.
Answer by Mark Shueard · Mar 07, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Answer by Mark Shueard · Mar 07, 2014 at 01:18 PM