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Wowza for Android

Hi everyone

I’m a newbie to all of this and was looking for a way to easily encode streaming videos for Android. What I have is an android application, that will show a list of videos in my server. When the user clicks the video links in my application, the video is supposed to start streaming.

Now, I was looking for ways to do this since ordinary videos that I encoded with FFMPEG/MP4Box do not seem to stream on all android devices. Like some vids only play on High Res Android Devices while others only work on Low Res devices. It was then that I found Wowza and I installed the 10 User limited licence immediately on my Centos 5 server.

But, I have no idea how to configure it to start streaming. If someone could point me in the right direction, it would be cool.

My server is a CENTOS 5 - 32 Bit with FFMPEG installed


First step: Quick Start Guide, User Guide and Tutorials:

Specifically, the VOD tutorial:

More specifically, the section “To play using RTSP/RTP player or device”.

To get to the most devices, reduce bitrate and encoding complexity. Use Baseline 3 profile. Avoid b-frames.

To use a separate content server, use MediaCache addon:


It’s not that complicated, and it includes a short step by step guide and working configuration. The content server is usually a web server. You have to write to sales. I think it can be used with eval license


Thanks man. I was finally able to configure the server. I tried streaming the MP4 file using this on 2 of my android mobiles.


On my HTC Wildfire - 240x320

The video is pixelated on my default player, but was okay on ‘Real Player’ with some skipping.

On my HTC Legend - 480x320

The video played fine. No pixelation.

So, is there any way I can fix the problem in low res devices?

Also, all of the videos that I have for streaming are on the same server, but on another account. Wowza is installed on the ip,

but the videos for my application are in another dedicated ip So, how do I get Wowza to make the videos in the other ip to be stream-able as well. Sorry, if this is a n00by question. Very new to all of this.

Thanks for helping

The server is the same. Would I have to use that addon? It seems complicated and I do not want to buy a licence before testing out and it seems only paid members can get that addon.