why is it not possible to change transcoder settings of previously created livestreams?
I don't like the preconfigured output settings like h.264 high profile for 1280x720 and want to change it to main profile for better legacy mobilephone and tablet compatibility.
Everytime I try to change settings of an Output in Transcoder menue I get the error message "At least one target is required" when I try to save my settings. But I don't want to send the stream anywhere else than the Wowza Streaming Cloud.
In addtition I tested playback on different devices. On a Google Nexus with Android 5.0.1 I can only hear Audio and no Video is displayed. Just the defined background image and some info like "there's no livestream available" or something like this. No problems on iPhone or Flash players. I also tested Android on this nexus with the jwplayer hls testing page (sorry, I don't have the link right now) and had no problems.
I also notcied problems with pulling a rtmp stream from a source. At the beginning it didn't work, but the reason might have been that the player takes some time to refresh with new settings?
Ok, so it looks like that I cannot change any transcoder parameters due to restrictions in tiral account. I only can set a external rmtp target but can not change any of the other parameters of transcoder, especially bitrates and profiles. Mhh, so I cannot test this feature... :(
Video playback on Android with Google Nexus was no more a problem after streaming with 854x480 max. resolution. Transcoder then used h.264 main profile and not high (again, it would be great to modify this options in trial account). Maybe Android doesn't support high profile?
I also never had anymore problem with pushing or pulling streams in my tests.
but to must add a target URL means it's very limittig and it's not possible to simply change bitrate renditions from streams which should be served by Streaming Cloud only.
So I was not able to simply test a core feature of Streaming Cloud, it's possibilty to change h.264 profiles, birates, and so on, without sending this changed renditions out to another target?!? Why this? Why I cannot watch it over streaming cloud with the build in player and why I have to send anywhere else?
sorry, I think my english is not so good to explain exactly what problems I had with this.
Have you tried to modify transcoder settings with a trial account? Please try it!
With subscription I automatically have the correct target stream in dropdown menue when I modify bitrates. But I hadn't this in trial. I had to define a RTMP stream target because there weren't other optoins in dropdown menue.
I wanted to share this because I no longer have this problem so current.