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Using the FLVPlayback component with Wowza Pro

Quick instructions for using the FLVPlayback components with Wowza Pro

  • Create the application folder [install-dir]/applications/mystreamingvideos.

  • Copy you content into the [install-dir]/content folder. For this example we will use the example video file Extremists.flv.

  • In the Flash editor, create an instance of the FLVPlayback component on the stage, open the component inspector and change the contentPath to rtmp://[wowza-ip-address]/mystreamingvideos/definst/Extremists.flv (where [wowza-ip-address] is the ip address of the server running Wowza Pro).

  • Select Control>Test Movie from the Flash menus .

    Note: To play the H.264 content, add the prefix mp4: to the stream name. For example to play the example file Extremists.m4v use the contentPath rtmp://[wowza-ip-address]/mystreamingvideos/definst/mp4:Extremists.m4v (where [wowza-ip-address] is the ip address of the server running Wowza Pro).


    Windows (default): C:\Program Files\Wowza Media Systems\Wowza Media Server Pro [version]

    Mac OS X: /Library/WowzaMediaServerPro

    Linux: /usr/local/WowzaMediaServerPro


Is a different module thing required for every different flash player i want to use ?

I tried to use the flvplayback component but I couldn´t. I follow the instructions you gave but the video doesn´t play, I just see the control, but not the video. Could someone help me please.



I’ve used your instructions and they work great in Flash. I’d like to be able to use the FLV video component from Dreamwever, though. In Dreamweaver, you must fill out a Server URI (which must be of format rtmp://myserver/myapp/myinstance) as well as a Stream. I tried using rtmp://myserver/myapp/mp4:myvideo.f4v (using proper substitusions for my specific video) for the URI, but it still requires a Stream. And the stream cannot contain a : character. So I tried both mp4 and myvideo.f4v for the stream and neither seems to work.

Any idea how to make an f4v file load using dreamweaver?

Any player that uses the FLVPlayback component needs this module. There is not a module per player. Most work just fine without any additional modules. If the player does not work there is a good chance you need this module.


Check the Wowza Pro log files ([install-dir]/logs) to see if there are any error or warning messages that might help. If you still can figure it out, zip up your conf, applications and logs along with your Flash source code and send it to me at so I can have a look at it.




I have revised the instructions for the most recent version of Wowza Pro. You can now delete the [install-dir]/conf/mystreamingvideos folder and the Application.xml file that you created with the previous instrutions and just add your content to the [install-dir]/content folder.


I tried using the flvplayback component following the instructions contained in this forum. When testing the movie nothing displays not even the control.

I followed the directions to the letter and it isnt working for me. Any ideas of what could be wrong.

I also would like to programatically set the contentPath Parameter on the flvplackback component.

Please Help




I was able to figure it. After close examination it was just a typo.

Thanks for getting back


Most of the time the music files are in MP3 format. Now the problem is how to automate the process of FLV to MP3 conversion?

You can use the stream name alias package to work around the problem of not being able to put prefix with “:” That is one of the examples in the included Readme.html

Prepends mp4: and mp3: to files with common H.264/MP3 extensions