I am streaming to mobile devices using HLS and am running into a problem where the connection will cut out as soon as a stream is unpublished. I would like to keep the connection alive in-bewteen publishes and thought this solution would work: https://www.wowza.com/docs/how-to-loop-a-pre-roll-until-a-live-stream-starts-loopuntillive
It works as expected when the stream starts and will loop the vod until a stream is published, and then switch to the new source. However, once that source is unpublished, the stream cuts out and does not switch back over to the vod. My smil file is the same as the one in the link above. Will a change to the smil file add this functionality or should I be looking at a different solution?