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To get in stream by video url link

Hi all,

Is there a way to watch directly in stream format( hlc and in rtmp) instead of downloading a video url link?



Hello there.

Can you explain what you are asking? As it sounds like you are trying to play the stream rather then “progressive download”? You will need to use a player to view the stream, Wowza ships with multiple sample players for testing. They can be found in the [wowza-install]/examples directory. You can also test the application with a sample player directly from the Manager.

Wowza does not support progressive download.



is there a api for get video stream link for wowza engine

Do you mean publish url or playback url?

If you need to obtain the currently active streams running on your Wowza application, you can query the application through the REST API.

Here’s an example:

curl -X GET --header 'Accept:application/json; charset=utf-8' http://localhost:8087/v2/servers/_defaultServer_/vhosts/_defaultVHost_/applications/live/instances/_definst_

With Wowza Streaming Engine, the playback URLs follow a certain syntax. As long as you know the host address, port, application name, and stream name, then you would form your playback URL as follows:


For example, if you are looking to playback the HLS format for a stream called myStream, that is currently active on the “live” application, your playback URL would be: