Gary Monk · Sep 11, 2014 at 09:09 AM ·
Using Amazon's S3 as a repository
First, I am new to Wowza and media streaming in general.
I have an application where I need to be able to view web pages that include video on all types of devices, both desktop and mobile. I am using Jwplayer to play the videos and a asp web handler to build the playlist.
In the playlist I am currently using a combination of files that reside on the server and rtmp to stream videos from Amazon's S3. It is now my understanding that rtmp doesn't work on mobile devices.
My first question is, can I use Wowza to stream from S3 to all devices including mobile devices? If so, is there any documentation on how to do it?
Another feature that I have questions about is the transcoder add-on. Can the functions be called from a C# program? Currently we are using ffmpeg to manipulate flash videos and audio to create mp4s. Can the transcoder add-on replace ffmpeg
for merging images with audio or to replace the audio track of a flv file to create mp4s?
Hi Gary, What you describe is not exactly what the Wowza Transcoder was designed for, it is more for transcoding and transrateing. Also the Transcoder is supported with live streams only. But there may be a work around.
You can use Stream Class streams to use static content as a source for a live stream: