I have a server that acts as origin/balancer and multiple servers that act as edges. I now have a requirement to deliver HLS to iOS clients. I am guessing I have to use the Transcoder AddOn. My questions are:
I know at least for RTMP, the client flash player receives a redirect to the least loaded edge. For HLS, how will this work with the balancer? More specifically, how will the IOS client be notified as to which edge it needs to connect to receive HLS stream?
All I know about HLS protocol is that it breaks apart the video into .ts files and clients loads m3u8 to play the .ts chunks over HTTP. How does Wowza deliver HLS in a origin/balancer, edge setup?
Thanks in advance.