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encrypt video upload to Wowza with ffmpeg

Looking for a way to encrypt the video upload to Wowza streaming server. we have a security camera that uses ffmpeg to upload H.264 video.

What encryption methods are supported for uploading?

our preference is to use RTSP over SSL (rtsps://…) but other options such as RTMPS or SRTP that can be implemented with ffmpeg are also acceptable

in the documentation, I only found reference to SRTP, but without support for transport of the SDP

in the forum, there is an old post from 2011:

You can stream RTSPS. (secure RTSP)

ffmpeg -re -stream_loop -1 -i wowza/content/sample.mp4 -c:v copy -c:a copy -f rtsp "rtsps://"

You can send us a support ticket if you’d like us to help you. One of our engineers tested it out and it worked. I’m sorry but I don’t have a doc or article to share with you on how to do it. Just the sample code above. Use your IP address for the destination server.