How to redirect an HTTP or RTSP session through server-side code

You can redirect an RTSP or HTTP streaming session (cupertino, sanjose, and smooth) through server-side code.

Note: Wowza Media Server™ 3.0.0 or later is required.

To redirect an HTTP session the code looks like this:

public void onHTTPSessionCreate(IHTTPStreamerSession httpSession)
{
	httpSession.redirectSession("http://192.168.1.22:1935/vod/mp4:sample.mp4/playlist.m3u8");
}

To redirect an RTSPsession the code looks like this:

public void onRTPSessionCreate(RTPSession rtpSession)
{
	rtpSession.redirectSession("rtsp://192.168.1.22:1935/vod/mp4:sample.mp4");
}

The above methods will send a 302 redirect. There are additional APIs to control the response code. See the server-side API documentation for IHTTPStreamerSession and RTPSession.

Note: Not all RTSP and HTTP players support redirects.

Originally Published: 10-09-2011.

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