How to check a live streaming video is streaming or not?
I have integrated Wowza live streams using JW Player in my website. The live streams will be streamed from IOS devices. I like to check whether the streaming video is streaming or not before playing the video in website. Can anyone help to check the live streaming video is streaming or not.
If you can access the example players on the Wowza Magement Console, that would be an easy way to validat that the streams are live and broadcasting. These can be found in the button at the top right of the page in the Management Console and you just need to select the appropriate player and then give the applicable application and stream to have it display that live video.
If you just want to test on your iOS device you can also just call the m3u8 playlist in a browser and it should load in your device's native media player. Example: http ://[wowza-ip-address]:1935/live/myStream/playlist.m3u8
You could use your external php script to query against serverinfo or connection counts http providers to see what type of streams are currently published. If it is not exactly (or all) of what you need, you can modify this code as the source is provided
Alternatively, you might look at our
REST API as you can run a simple GET query against an application instance to see its incoming streams. Example cURL request:
curl -X GET --header 'Accept:application/json; charset=utf-8' http://localhost:8087/v2/servers/_defaultServer_/vhosts/_defaultVHost_/applications/[app-name]/instances/_definst_