I’m currently testing the Wowza streaming cloud as a trial user to see if it’s feasible to stream in low latency to thousands of clients.
We have a simple set-up with VLC broadcasting a web-cam into Wowza and VLC playing back the RMTP stream.
We can see that the ingress is fine (Wowza shows the video thumbnail as a few seconds behind the live video), however when we view the output RMTP stream via VLC we see about 40 seconds delay.
We’ve also noticed that the playback and hosted page video players show about 12 seconds latency…
Is this expected? I followed the instructions to enable low-latency but regardless of the various options (and hours of tinkering with other options) we’re unable to improve that.
From our research the VLC player is receiving a chunklist of several TS files; and begins playing at the very start (hence 40 seconds behind), whilst the Wowza hosted page ignores 90% of the chunklist and appear to play the ~last chunk, giving around 12 seconds latency.
Any help in cutting down the latency would be greatly appreciated.