WOWZa Vod content directory within wordpress upload folder not working
Hello, First of all thanks for the awesome tool for the ease of building VOD sites and live streaming.
I have setup wowza media server latest version. When I try to set custom folder path for the content direcotry in one of Wowza VOD app it does not play videos instead give following error in status bar of test player. "Source stream or file could not be found or access was denied."
Actually the custom folder is within the uploads directory of my wordpress installation that is on the same server as wowza installed. Running with Nginx and PHP-FPM. I want to stream user uploaded videos from the wordpress uploads directory but Wowza does playing videos from given directory instead gives above message.
FYI, I feel its a permission issue, so I have created a new group named special group added root,wowza and nginx user into that specialusers group and assigned this group as owner to uploads folder and set permissions to 0755, everything is accessible within the browser like images and videos into the browser but its not working in wowza.
Any help in this regard will be highly appreciated, I have tried everything to get this working, finally had to write here for the help.
Those error messages stating that stream was not found can only be addressed by checking on site setup and exact paths, urls to identify exact mismatch. Can be a wrong path or missing / at end of some path in plugin settings or Wowza app content folder configuration.
You will need to place the SMIL descriptor files in the same location as your video on demand files. The SMIL adaptive streaming descriptor files contain information about the different video on demand renditions/versions of the same video that are part of the same adaptive streaming video.