Configure the location of streaming files

By default, Wowza Streaming Engine creates and uses streaming files—such as SDP, SMIL, and .stream files—in the [install-dir]/content directory. To configure the location to store these types of files for live streaming, complete the following steps.

  1. In Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, click the Applications tab at the top of the page and then select your live application in the contents panel.
  2. From your application's Setup tab, click Edit.
  3. Under Streaming File Directory, select one of the following options for where Wowza Streaming Engine stores live streaming files:
    • Use default – [install-dir]/content
      Note: By default, this location is also used for storing other types of content, such as VOD files and some types of recordings.
    • Application-specific directory – [install-dir]/content/[application-name]
    • Use the following directory – The fully qualified path to a custom location within the install directory. The path can't contain less-than (<), greater-than (>), quotation (' and "), backslash (\), pipe (|), question mark (?), and asterisk (*) characters. You can substitute variables in place of path elements. The following variables are supported:
      ${com.wowza.wms.AppHome} Application home directory
      ${com.wowza.wms.ConfigHome} Configuration home directory
      ${com.wowza.wms.context.VHost} Virtual host name
      ${com.wowza.wms.context.VHostConfigHome} Virtual host configuration directory
      ${com.wowza.wms.context.Application} Application name
      ${com.wowza.wms.context.ApplicationInstance} Application instance name
  4. Click Save and then restart the application.