Hello Wowza community,
Im looing at Wowza as a replacement to our current implementation for rtsp playback to STB’s (Amino/Entone based).
I have Wowza setup and using the default VOD application, if I make a RTSP request from the STB to the server, I can get playback (but all of the trickplay functions fail such as ff/rw) and playback ends prematurely. Ie a basic request doesnt seem to work.
I did a bunch of searching and found that by adding a /playlist.m3u8 function to the end of the requests causes playback to now work correctly (as well as adding /mp4:). So my request looks as such:
Can someone explain to me what is the difference here? Isnt the playlist.m3u8 file just a auto generated list of content to playback?
Second question, if I add the playlist.m3u8, does this increase resource load on the system?
Third question, does having the playlist.m3u8 format at the end, is there a limitation in this? Where is this file stored, and if I have 500 assets being pulled with this playlist, will it cause issues?
Last question, some of our files are .ts format. Does Wowza support this format? I did try just pulling a file, so:
rtsp://172.16.4.71/vod/testfile.ts (both with and without the /playlist.m3u8)
But I got no joy here