I am new to the Wowza Streaming Engine. I have been successful to reproduce the video tutorial with the OBS application and the RTMP protocol. So far so good.
Now I am trying to test a simple use case. My setup is very basic. I have a local network. I use VLC to stream an H264 encoded stream encapsulated in a Mpeg2 TS container. No audio. VLC stream the H264 video through the RTSP server protocol. VLC is streaming on a desktop computer on the local network. The Wowza Media Engine service is enabled on another Linux computer on the same local network.
VLC is streaming with an RTSP protocol. The live streaming can be reached with RTSP://192.168.0.106:8554/h264stream
On the Linux computer with IP address 192.168.0.234 where Wowza is installed, I run the VLC application and open the network URL RTSP://192.168.0.106:8554/h264stream . VLC can successfully play the stream. So far so good.
The next step is to have the Wowza Streaming Engine reproduce successfully the VLC playing of the stream. Following the documentation of Wowza I created a live application named “firstcase” as per the documentation. I also created a live stream with the RTSP protocol as per the documentation. Within the Server Configuration I created a Virtual Host Stream Files with the stream URI : rtsp://192.168.0.106:8554/h264stream .
Now within the firstcase application, I selected the stream file and connected it to the live stream using the connect actions button. In the incoming stream section of the application, I can clearly see the connected stream with the status active and the URI rtsp://192.168.0.106:8554/h264stream.
At this point, I am trying to use the test players (with google chrome) to check that Wowza Streaming Engine can publish and forward the stream. I tried the player Mpeg Dash which was successful with RTMP and started the stream. However, the player stays black. I have no video playing. The URI of the player is http://192.168.0.134:1935/firstcase/myStream/manifest.mpd.
What might be wrong?