Change where Wowza Streaming Engine stores video-on-demand content

This article explains where Wowza Streaming Engine™ stores video-on-demand (VOD) content and how to change that location for your VOD apps.

By default, Wowza Streaming Engine streams VOD content from (and records VOD content to) the [install-dir]/content folder. You can specify a different storage location for a VOD application in Wowza Streaming Engine Manager by changing the Content Directory value for the application. For example, to configure an application to use an application-specific content folder, you can select the Application-specific directory option:



Using this setting, content is streamed from the [install-dir]/content/[application] folder, where [application] is the application's name.

Files that are required for streaming live content, such as Session Description Protocol (SDP) files or .stream files are also stored in the [install-dir]/content folder by default. You can specify a different storage location for a live application in Wowza Streaming Engine Manager by changing the Streaming File Directory value for the application. For example, to configure an application to use an application-specific folder, you can select the Application-specific directory option:



Using this setting, the files can be accessed from the [install-dir]/content/[application] folder, where [application] is the application's name.

You can further customize content storage for your applications by specifying the fully qualified path to the storage location in the Use the following directory box. 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