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Transcode HTTP Smooth Streaming to RTSP


Can Wowza transcode SmoothStreaming to RTSP? The ideia is to pick each SS bitrate profile and transform it into diferent RTSP streams (each one according to the SS profile).



Wowza does not support smooth streams as a source.

Wowza supports h.264 video and AAC or MP3 audio from RTMP, RTSP, RTP or UDP sources.

Wowza packetizes streams for HTTP delivery, smooth and cupertino and sanjose (Flash HTTP) streaming. Transcoding video and/or audio codecs is not involved.

Take a look at the Wowza specifications here:


Not that I know of.

Wowza edge servers don’t really ingest smooth streams as such; packetizing is done on the origin but the transmission is still over rtmp, as I understand it.


Hi Richard,

Thank you for your reply.

I was asking this because Wowza can receive SS feeds when acting as an Edge server and in this scenario with the transcoder addon things could be done.

Do you (or anyone else) know any other software that can convert SS to RTSP (h264/3GP)?