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Live stream start up problem


I has setup a Wowza Streaming Engine 4.0 for trial, after setup the live stream follow the information from this forum, I found a interesting problem.

In the beginning the live stream is not work, but after I try the record function (Application > live > incoming stream > (record this stream), I can watch the live stream using VLC even I stop the record function.

After restart the Wowza, same problem again, I need to use the record function to make the live stream start.

Any idea what is wrong ?

Thanks for any input.


Hi there. What guide are you following? And what is your expected results?

For live streaming please see the appropriate guide here:



Native RTP (SDP file):

IP Camera (RTSP/RTP re-streaming):

If you are trying to record the live stream as well, there are a couple options:

Easiest would be to change the StreamType for the application from “live” to “live-record”

Another option is :

How to record live streams (Wowza Streaming Engine)

A great place to start would be the Quick Start Guide


Okay great, thanks for the update Ricky!


Hi Salvadore, Thanks for your infomation.

I am following the "How to publish and play a live stream (MPEG-TS based encoder) ", anyway, a server restart seems resolve the problem.