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Double escaping in Wowza Player setup

Double escaping is needed in Wowza Player setup which is not intuitive.

Now, if you have video called “s+b.mp4” in your “content” folder, you need to use


While in all other cases (JWPlayer / HTML5


I use Wowza Streaming Engine 4.0.3.

(Interesting that for RTMP one must use no escaping: rtmps:// - but this issue is not about Wowza Player :slight_smile:

PS I just realized that the problem is that you unescape the whole URL before use - that’s why it will also work:

So, the problem is not in the file name escaping - but in the whole string escaping. Previously, I thought that it’s a bug at you Builder - that’s why I started using “https://…” instead of suggested “https%3A%2F%2F…”

Is there any reason to unescape strings sent to WowzaPlayer.create()?


Thanks for contacting Wowza Forums!

Thanks for the information. Playback should be in this format: https:// or http://. If the characters are being replaced that is something custom on your end that is changing that. Sometimes spaces and translate to % values, but that’s it.

Hope this helps.