So our application requires a backoffice where they configure stuff like the Livestream title and description and things like that, as per my understanding i think i can use the Streaming Cloud REST api to create a livestream and return to them some details like an RTMP IP address and credentials.
My problem is that i don’t quite understand how they can broadcast their streams from their cameras to this IP address, do i NEED the Streaming Engine on EC2 alongside the Streaming Cloud to transcode their original input into different bitrates generate an HLS stream? Is it possible to do all of this only by using Streaming Cloud?
Would it be possible for me to perhaps use a webcam and have them broadcast from our application’s backoffice and pass that video stream to Streaming Cloud somehow? And would this require Streaming Engine?
I’m a little out of my depth when it comes to how livestreaming works so i’m sorry if the question seems silly to some of you but i’m just looking to gain a little more understanding about my options using Wowza.