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Null Pointer Exception when trying to play nDVR from smil

Hi Guys,

I am having a wierd problem with nDVR recordings. When I play the nDVR using the smil file like this:


Wowza gives an Null Pointer error like below:

2014-12-10 16:03:42 CET comment server ERROR 500 - HTTPStreamerAdapterCupertinoStreamer.onPlaylist: java.lang.NullPointerException|at|at|at|at|at|

The smil file contains the following:

But if I try to play each of the stream in the smil file manually, it plays alright. Like for example if I do http://XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:80/SVcatchup/mp4:9-226750_720p/playlist.m3u8?DVR it plays without a problem.

Can someone explain where this error might be coming from?


Hello there,

For the quickest, most efficient troubleshooting assistance, please open a ticket with the support team. To do so please zip the following folders and sent them, along with the .smil file and a link to this thread for reference to





Thank you.