I’ve come across several bits and pieces of instruction but none seem to make sense to a noob like me so I’ve decided to start my own thread.
I’ve got root access to my server and have installed Wowza Media Server 3 Monthly Edition 3.0.3 build882 on my server.
I know the “live” application is working because I’m able to run WireCast and do live streams successfully.
However, now I need to be able to schedule pre-recorded MP4 videos for streaming. This is giving me a lot of problems.
On my site, www.itv.sg, I’m using JW Player as my media player. Currently the server is playing a select xml playlist of videos randomly. This is not what I want. I need to create a TV Channel.
I’ve already configured a new Wowza application, “prerecord” and linked it to a public_html folder “mv”
I also already have in place a PHP uploading mechanism that allows me to upload video files and playlists into this same folder.
My JW player already reads the active playlist location from a mySQL database and uses it as its “file” attribute.
This is what I need now:
I need to be able to stream “live” my playlist
I’ll need to be able to change this playlist on the fly without having to restart the Wowza Server
How do I configure my server to do this. And what kind of playlist do I now require to do this?
Where do I go from here?