How to record a live stream on a live stream repeater edge

To record a live stream from a Wowza live stream repeater edge application, use the LiveStreamRecord feature and .stream files (or StreamNameAlias aliases). This is useful if the origin is an FMS server, for example.

  1. Refer to the guide for using the LiveStreamRecord feature: How to record live streams (HTTPLiveStreamRecord)
  2. Create a .stream file in the edge content folder named This is a plaintext file with a .stream file name extension. In the file, add the full RTMP URL to your origin stream.
    File: /content/
    Contents: rtmp://[wowza-ip-address]:1935/liveorigin/myStream

    Ensure that your text editor did not add the .txt file name extension (which might be hidden in Windows file explorer).

    Alternatively, you can use the StreamNameAlias AddOn or the IMediaStreamNameAliasProvider2 API.
  3. Test with the Adobe Flash client that's included in the LiveVideoStreaming package:
    Server: rtmp://[wowza-ip-address]:1935/liveedge
  4. If the stream referenced in is working, you can use that stream name with HTTPLiveStreamRecord.

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