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rtsp url format for playlists

we have created smil file dynamically for each user on wowza server and have the videos in the same folder

how would i call that smil file from rtsp ? what would be url format ?

Can you please explain what you are trying to do in a little more detail?

If you are asking about adaptive bitrate switching, then this is not supported over rtsp.


this is my smil file

all these videos are streamed as live after the user has been authenticated

i am just getting one video and playing it to the client and then next one

the module i did works for http and rtmp

i cannot make it work for rtsp

rtsp connects then describe and then destroy

the url i am using for rtsp is


these work for http


Yes that does not work

And yes I am using vlc

Are there any document that’s shows how play a playlist for rtsp

The stream name is “play”, have you tried:



What player are you testing in? Have you tried VLC?

If the playlist.m3u8 works then it should work in VLC. Are you testing VLC on the same machine as Wowza is running?

Do you see any evidence of an issue in the logs?

You can post the logs here in the forum or you can open a ticket.

Delete [install-dir]/logs/wowzamediaserver_access.log, then re-start Wowza in stand-alone (/bin/startup.bat) mode and try to play back the stream in VLC. Then post the logs here or email to open a ticket. When opening a ticket please zip /log and /conf folders and send them along in the email, also please include a link to this thread as reference.