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m3u8 does not work on iPad2


I have a streaming live video from an IP camara (RTSP/RTP re-streaming)

Works really well on PC, iPhone (I tested on iPhone 5 and 6), iPad mini and also works fine on Adroid

I’ve been doing streaming like this for 3 or 4 months, but one person said me that he could not see the streaming on his iPad2 … I did not believed him because iPad 2 it use iOS9, and according to me if its works on iPhone should works in his iPad (because use the same OS)

I just bought an iPad2 to test it … and he is right !! I can’t play the m3u8 playlist file on the iPad2… I also have others live streaming on the same server, and guess what? I’m able to see them ! … so I thing the problem its only with RSTP re-streaming … but why is possible to play on iPhone 5 or 6 and iPad mini but not in iPad2

Is there any bug or knowledge about this?

I use Wowza Streaming Engine 4 Monthly Edition build16210

And to see the streaming I open the playlist.m3u8 directly


Are you currently transcoding your streams? You may want to try using the “Main” or “Baseline” profiles and see if this corrects the issue on the older iPads.

Best regards,


I’m not using transconding, but is a good idea, let me try that