Im new to wowza streaming engine and am wondering if I will be able to live stream mp4 video files located directly on the server with wowza? I see it supports vod but we dont archive our videos so vod is not an option.
i would like to inform you about the alternate solution for your task. My company have developed Wowza extension module
PWI playlist management Addon for Wowza Streaming Engine which simplifies creation of TV channel. The module allows to schedule and stream MP4 files live without SMIL files creation and Wowza restarts to change the schedule.
Simple web admin console is provided or REST API could be used for integration with your web site. Please e-mail me direct if you are interested.
The first parameter is the position in the video to start streaming from and the second is the duration to play. In seconds. So in your example, the stream would start 5 seconds into the video, and play for 5 seconds, and since the 3rd parameter is set to "true" it will loop(repeat) that 5 second portion of the video.
You can schedule the stream to play at a certain hour, on a certain day by using this guide. It also explains what the parameters mean: