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Pause & Resume a wowza live stream?

Can we Pause & Resume a live stream in Wowza Streaming Cloud? Also if yes how i am gonna get the state of the stream as ‘Paused’ or ‘Resumed’?

You can not pause the live stream or get a state that says "paused’ in Cloud. But, your option instead is to Stop the stream and get the status that it is stopped through an API call. Same goes for starting it back up.

Here are the sample API calls to do this: (Look under “Live Streams”)

You can pause live streams through the DVR function in Wowza Streaming Engine if you are interested in a Plan B.