Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software supports live and on-demand stream playback on many desktop and mobile players, OTT devices, and set-top boxes. All streaming in Wowza Streaming Engine is initiated with a uniform resource locator (URL).
Playback URL formats
The URL formats used for streaming to any destination follow a similar format:
- [protocol] - The URL scheme. (http, rtmp, rtsp, etc.)
- [userinfo] - (Optional) The username and password when authentication is required for the stream, such as RTSP.
- [address] - The IP address or domain name of the Wowza Streaming Engine server.
Note: If you’re using SSL/TLS for secure playback, replace [address] with [ssl-certificate-domain-name]:443, where [ssl-certificate-domain-name] is the domain name, or hostname, of the SSL/TLS certificate. For more information, see Understanding SSL/TLS.
- [port] - The port number Wowza Streaming Engine is configured to use for streaming. The default port is 1935.
- [application] - The name of the live or on-demand application in Wowza Streaming Engine.
- [appInstance] - The name of the application instance, if used. If no name is specified, the default name (_definst_) is used.
- [mediaTypePrefix] - (Optional) The media or file type of the stream.
- [streamName] - The stream name or stream file name.
- [post-fix] - (Optional) Additional information specific to the player technology.
- [query] - (Optional) Additional query parameters, such as DVR for nDVR or SecureToken query parameters.
However, in most streaming scenarios, when the [streamName] doesn't have path elements and the default [appInstance] name is used, the playback URL can be shortened to:
Example playback URLs
The following are example URLs for various streaming protocols and media types. The examples assume the content is a stream named myStream, the application streaming it is named live or vod, and the default streaming port (1935) is used.