Reset a Wowza Streaming Engine MediaCaster stream with JConsole

Live stream repeater, SHOUTcast, RTSP, and native RTP streams in Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software use an internal system called MediaCaster. MediaCaster enables a video or audio stream from another server to be re-streamed. If Wowza Streaming Engine encounters an issue with a particular stream, you can reset a single stream by using JConsole. Follow these steps:

  1. Connect to the Wowza Streaming Engine server using JConsole.
  2. Click the MBeans tab.
  3. Navigate to WowzaStreamingEngine/VHosts/[vhost]/Applications/[application]/ApplicationInstance/[appInstance]/MediaCasters/[mediacaster].
  4. Click the Operations panel for this object.
  5. Click forceReset.