I’m successfully using Wowza Transcoder Add-On, but I do have a doubt about the PassThru parameter.
Here is the thing: I’m using Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder to stream an H.264 video with MP3 audio, and want Wowza to tranrate the video (to several bitrates) and transcode the audio to AAC.
Since I’m already providing an H.264 video input, I understand I should set PassThru on the
However, when I do so, any video “changes” I apply (bitrate, profile, overlay) simply do not occur. For example, if my original video has 500 kbps and I want to output 300 Kbps and 100 Kbps streams, they simply will not happen if I have PassThru. In fact, although those stream “exist”, they simply carry the “original video at 500 Kbps”. So no actual “transrating” occurs. It only occurs if I set the Codec to H.264.
My question is: what am I missing here? When I have an input video at H.264 and want to transrate it (and transcode its audio), should or should I not use PassThru?
Thanks in advance!