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com.wowza.wms.runmode standalone or service or something else?

Hello Wowza Team!

com.wowza.wms.runmode=“standalone”, com.wowza.wms.runmode=“service”

What is difference?

Could you please describe this options and and what other options are possible?

You can run Wowza in stand-alone mode: /bin/startup.bat (or This is a good idea during testing and development because you can see log output in the console immediately.

Run Wowza as a service in production so that it starts when the machine reboots.



That error occurs when there is a different java version running on the development environment compared to the proiduction environment. The development version is too new compared to the production version.


Error starting: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException


at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)

at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(

at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(

at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(

at com.wowza.wms.bootstrap.Bootstrap.startServer(

at com.wowza.wms.bootstrap.Bootstrap.main(

Caused by: java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: com/[company_name]/wms/httpprovider/StreamingRequest : Unsupported major.minor version 52.0

at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)

at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(

at 2)





at Method)


at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(

at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(

at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)

at java.lang.Class.forName(

at com.wowza.wms.util.VHostUtils.loadHTTPProvider(

at com.wowza.wms.util.VHostUtils.loadHostPort(

at com.wowza.wms.util.VHostUtils.loadHostPortList(

at com.wowza.wms.util.VHostUtils.loadConfigFile(

at com.wowza.wms.vhost.VHost.c(

at com.wowza.wms.vhost.VHost.init(

at com.wowza.wms.vhost.VHostSingleton.init(

at com.wowza.wms.server.Server.startVHost(

at com.wowza.wms.server.Server.startVHosts(

at com.wowza.wms.server.Server.start(

… 6 more

I see that the error are happening in HTTP Provider created by me. But i create in a development environment with the same Wowza version. What would be a “major.minor version 52.0” error?