Insert data into MPEG-TS streams in Wowza Streaming Engine

Learn how to use the IRTPPacketizerMPEGTSPacketNotify2 interface with the MPEG-TS packetizer in Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software to add additional data streams to an outgoing MPEG-TS stream.

  • Wowza Streaming Engine or later is required for IRTPPacketizerMPEGTSPacketNotify.
  • Wowza Streaming Engine 4.6.0 or later is required for IRTPPacketizerMPEGTSPacketNotify2.
You can use the following methods:
  • init – Using the IRTPPacketizerMPEGTSPacketNotify interface, init is called when the MPEG-TS packetizer is initialized.
    void IRTPPacketizerMPEGTSPacketNotify.init(RTPPacketizerMPEGTS rtpPacketizerMPEGTS, IMediaStream stream, RTPTrack rtpTrack);
  • handleAMFPacket – Using the IRTPPacketizerMPEGTSPacketNotify interface, handleAMFPacket is called for each AMF packet in the stream. This includes audio, video, and data packets.
    void IRTPPacketizerMPEGTSPacketNotify.handleAMFPacket(OutputStream out, IMediaStream stream, RTPTrack rtpTrack, AMFPacket packet, long timecode);
  • onPATPMT – Using the IRTPPacketizerMPEGTSPacketNotify2 interface, onPATPMT is called each time the MPEG-TS program attribute table (PAT) and program map table (PMT) are written out. It gives you a chance to add additional packet identifiers (PIDs) and descriptors to the PMT.
    void IRTPPacketizerMPEGTSPacketNotify2.onPATPMT(PMTInfo pmtInfo);


In the handleAMFPacket call, you can use RTPPacketizerMPEGTS.addDataEvent to add data to the outgoing MPEG-TS stream.



RTPPacketizerMPEGTS.addDataEvent(long timecode, int dataFormat, int pid, byte[] buffer, int offset, int len);

You can add two types of data:

  • DATAEVENT_DATA_TYPE_RAW is data that has already been formatted into MPEG-TS packets. This data should be in 188-byte blocks, and is written directly to the output.
  • DATAEVENT_DATA_TYPE_PES is elementary stream data, such as audio or video, that's wrapped in a PES packet before being sent.


In the onPATPMT call, you can use the PMTInfo class to add PIDS and descriptors to the MPEG-TS PMT packet. The PMTInfo class has the following structure:

List of DescriptorInfo objects
Map of PMTStreamInfo objects

The PMTStreamInfo class has the following structure:

List of DescriptorInfo objects

The DescriptorInfo class has the following structure:

buffer, offset, len

Using the IRTPPacketizerMPEGTSPacketNotify2 interface

To use this interface, create a class that implements the IRTPPacketizerMPEGTSPacketNotify2 interface. To do this, add the following custom property:

  1. In Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, click the Applications tab and then click the name of your live application in the contents panel.
  2. On the application page Properties tab, click Custom in the Quick Links bar.
    Note: Access to the Properties tab is limited to administrators with advanced permissions. For more information, see Manage credentials.
  3. In the Custom area, click Edit.
  4. Click Add Custom Property, specify the following settings in the Add Custom Property dialog box, and then click Add:
    • Path - Select /Root/Application/Streams.
    • Name - Enter mpegtsPacketNotifyClass.
    • Type - Select String.
    • Value - Enter com.mycompany.wowza.plugin.RTPPacketizerMPEGTSPacketNotifyID3Data.
  5. Click Save, and then restart the application to apply the changes.

Your class will be instantiated for each new outgoing MPEG-TS stream.

For a working example that demonstrates how to use this interface, see Insert ID3 data events into MPEG-TS streams in Wowza Streaming Engine.