How to start recording streams automatically (LiveStreamRecordAutoRecord)

The LiveStreamRecordAutoRecord module for Wowza Streaming Engine media server software is an alternative to the Record all incoming streams option in Wowza streaming Engine Manager. It enables you to record either all or selected incoming live streams on an application automatically using the default StreamRecorder parameters configured for the application. The recordings are accessible via the Wowza Streaming Engine Manager user interface, the Wowza Streaming Engine REST service, and the LiveStreamRecord HTTP provider.


For developers


Wowza Streaming Engine™ 4.0.0 or later is required.


  1. Download
  2. Extract the contents from the downloaded (zipped) package, and then copy the lib/wse-plugin-autorecord.jar file from the package to the lib folder in your Wowza Streaming Engine installation ([install-dir]/lib).
  3. Restart Wowza Streaming Engine.


To enable this module, add the following module definition to your application configuration. See Configure modules for details.

Fully Qualified Class Name
ModuleAutoRecord Auto-record streams that are published to this application instance. com.wowza.wms.plugin.ModuleAutoRecord


After enabling the module, you can adjust the default settings by adding the following properties to your application. See Configure properties for details.

/Root/Application/StreamRecorder streamRecorderRecordAllStreams Boolean true Start a recorder for every stream that's published to the application instance. This property can be overridden by the streamRecorderRecordType property. (default: true)
/Root/Application/StreamRecorder streamRecorderAutoRecordDebugLog Boolean true Enable debug logging for the module. Debug logging is also enabled for the main StreamRecorder debug logging (streamRecorderDebugEnable) or if logger debugging is enabled. (default: false)
/Root/Application/StreamRecorder streamRecorderRecordType String allow Type of streams to record or how to interpret the streamRecorderStreamNames list. Valid values are:
all - record all streams. Same as streamRecorderRecordAllStreams
source - record all source streams
transcoder - record all transcoder output streams
allow, whitelist - record streams that match something the names list
deny, blacklist - record streams that don't match anything the names list
none - don't automatically record any streams
 (default: all)
/Root/Application/StreamRecorder streamRecorderStreamNames String myStream|myOtherStream Pipe (|) or comma separated list of names to match. Can be a single wild card (*), complete names, regex match, wildcard prefix or wildcard suffix. (default: not set)
/Root/Application/StreamRecorder streamRecorderStreamNamesDelimiter String ~ Delimiter chars used to separate the values in streamRecorderStreamNames property. (default: (\\||,) (regex for pipe or comma))


When the application is started, the module checks to see if the streamRecorderRecordAllStreams property is set to true (default) or if the streamRecorderRecordType property is set to all, and if so, it sets the Stream Recorder Manager to record all of the streams that are published to the application. Alternatively, streams are recorded based on the streamRecorderRecordType setting and if a match is found in the streamRecorderStreamNames list.

Each recorder that's started uses the default StreamRecorder parameters that are configured for the application. These can be set via the StreamRecorder properties. For more information, see How to record live streams (Wowza Streaming Engine)

For developers

Source code is  available on GitHub.

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