thnx for resonding.
in my first post there are 3 players.
player #1 is trying to pull the mp4 video from my wowza server, does not work
player #2 is trying to pull the same mp4 video but instead of wowza I put it on my web server, that works
player #3 is just an mp4 html5 video tag player to make sure that my mp4 works in safari
In my second post:
player #1 is an mp4 hosted on my web server, this player works
player #2 is the same mp4 hosted on the wowza server, it does not work
player #3 is just the same mp4 hosted on the web server but instead of using video.js it is straight html5 video tag.
The problem comes into play when I set the video = http://184.108.40.206:1935/jerrygaffneyministries/mp4:06-26-2011-short.mp4/playlist.m3u8
I did so many players and test pages in order to try and track down what the problem really is.
- make sure my mp4 is encoded correctly
by placing the mp4 video on the web server and calling it within just an html5 video enclosure I can find out if the encoding is right. This does work #3 video on both pages works in safari.
- make sure that the player scripts are actually working
I ran 2 separate tests, one with jwplayer html5 fallback and the second is using video.js html5 player with fallback. I keep the mp4 video on the webserver from step #1
This tests returns correct as on jw1.html the second video works just fine in safari, and video #1 on flow1.html also works on safari.
- Now lets test videos from wowza
I add the video to the wowza server and if I use jw1.html player using firefox the player then reverts back to a flash player and it works. This tells me that the video is placed in the proper place on wowza. Everything works as expected
- now lets test the same video on wowza, but instead of a flash player, lets go to html5
All I have to do is open the pages up in safari so that html5 kicks in. This is where the problem comes into play.
Jwplayer will not accept the file http://220.127.116.11:1935/jerrygaffneyministries/mp4:06-26-2011-short.mp4/playlist.m3u8 for use within html5 fallback
video.js will not accept the file http://18.104.22.168:1935/jerrygaffneyministries/mp4:06-26-2011-short.mp4/playlist.m3u8 for use within html5 fallback
straight up html5 video will not accept the file http://22.214.171.124:1935/jerrygaffneyministries/mp4:06-26-2011-short.mp4/playlist.m3u8
This tells me that something is wrong with that link, where wowza uses a playlist for serving up the html5 .mp4 video
*I do not expect the html5 to work in firefox as mp4 is not supported, hence the fallback to the flash player.
that is why I use safari, because it does support mp4.
I hope this is more clear now. I know that the problem has been nailed down to the playlist problem. I do know that Richard originally setup the server with wowza for me a few years ago. I do know that I paid Andrew to do the last upgrade, and thought it was all working right. I do know that nothing has changed on the server since his last update. I just don’t know why this does not work.
**This is a dedicated colo box, where I do have root access to everything, though I have no idea what to do with anything in there, so I never even try. not a linux guy.
I don’t know how to further troubleshoot the problems, but I believe I have the issue pretty well nailed down now. Just dont know the fix