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Keeping track of users playing live streams (HTTP streaming)


Is there a way to keep track of which (not just number but actual identity ) users are playing a live stream via HDS or HLS . I know these are not persistent connections to the wowza servers but i am hoping to put in some heuristics like ‘if no requests for data for 30 secs then consider a client disconnected’. Is there a module which gets called everytime when a client requests for next packet of data.

I want to do this to gain some inisights like which users stopped watching a stream before certain threshold of time.



If you’re playing your stream via an embedded web client such as JW Player or Flowplayer (and possibly others) through a content management system then this custom code may help. There is also this example available in our module collection that may help or be used as a basis for more detailed tracking.

Kind regards,


Hi gauravmishra, there are client tracking solutions, please PM me as the forum rules don’t allow advertising outside of the Showcase topic if you are interested.