I’m with New Version of WowzaStreamingEngine (v4) and followed every steps in VOD/ABR Setup Guide.
VOD ABR SETUP + EXAMPLE PLAYER (WOWZA MANUAL)
Followed the Wowza Manual from here. So if i’m still not mistaken at any steps, we’ll finally get following things:
Multiple Bitrate .mp4 Files inside “/content” Folder.
A “bigbuckbunny.smil” file created inside “/content” Folder. (Suggested by Wowza to create it)
Then (with the Wowza Example Flash Player) we get the ABR Working, with the Stream like: http://xx.xx.xx.xx:1935/vod/smil:bigbuckbunny.smil/manifest.f4m
ABR WORKING BUT YET CAN NOT “CHOOSE” THE BIT-RATE
Ok that is fine, great. BUT the ABR is only at “Auto Mode” as it is just the sample player from Wowza.
So now i’m going forward with JWPlayer (to get the capability of letting the viewers choose the Bit-rate they like)
INTEGRATED WITH JWPLAYER (LONGTAIL MANUAL)
Then as far as i tried, (according to this JW official manual) here is the sample working codes with JWPlayer Setup. (Not working at the first place)
BUT THERE IS A BIG PROBLEM. IT WONT WORK.
Because (as far as i know) the Wowza Suggested SMIL file doesn’t contain the value in the section. (I DON’T KNOW WHY) But it is again, needed from JWPlayer.
Meaning that, the value is needed inside section like this:
<head> <meta base="rtmp://xx.xx.xx.xx:1935/vod" /> </head>
Then it works with JWPlayer.
So here comes the big questions:
Are all my steps above even CORRECTLY DONE as supposed to?
If yes, is this SMIL file problem is the common for all? (When we want something like this with JWPlayer)
Then should i always put a COPY of Wowza-suggested SMIL file, and then edit it to put the Value inside?
(OR) What is the another more proper approach to achieve this (VOD ABR) please?