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[Wowza 3.5.0] Unable to play video from a subfolder through HLS


I’ve just realized that I don’t know how to play videos that are located in a subfolder within the content folder through HLS.

Say I have the following video file:


Playlist URLs:

None of these URLs work. They throw the same error:[1]: /usr/local/WowzaMediaServer/content/myVideo.mp4 (No such file or directory)

Apparently Wowza doesn’t even look in the subfolder.

Any help here?


Edit: Solution

Just found the answer in this thread.

Sorry for the troubles.

Adding definst is the solution.


Both links work now :slight_smile:

It’s a bit confusing that definstance is needed when it works perfectly fine with video in the root of the content folder.


When content is in a subfolder you have to use application instance part “definst”. Like this:


Thank you rrlanham!

I’ve found the answer right after I’ve posted my question.