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Prepared HLS video files

Hi everyone,

Do you know is it possible to have preparated HLS video files? For example I have m3u8 playlist and chunk files. Is it possible to play it by VOD application? Or VOD applicaion just able create it self from mp4 and play it.




Wowza will create the chunk files at the time of playback, so the only URL that is needed to be preserved for future VOD playback is the initial fetch: e.g. http://[wowza-ip]:1935/vod/mp4:sample.mp4/playlist.m3u8. The contents of the playlist.m3u8 file will include a link to a chunklist_session_id.m3u8 that when pulled from the server will include the actual video TS files. These TS files are also prefixed with the session ID and chunk index. You could store all of the chunk files and reconstruct them to be played back at a later date or play individual TS files by adding the file to the end of the HLS URL http://[wowza-ip]:1935/vod/mp4:sample.mp4/xxxxxxxx_ts etc.