How to use On2/Wildform Flix encoder with Wowza Media Server (RTMP)

Note: This article is for an older Wowza™ product or technology that either has been updated or is no longer supported.
Instructions for using On2's Flix Live encoder with a Wowza media server.
  1. Download and install Wowza media server software.
  2. Create a new Wowza media server application for streaming (may already exist if examples installed)
    1. Create the folder [install-dir]/applications/live
    2. Create the folder [install-dir]/conf/live
    3. Copy the file [install-dir]/conf/Application.xml into this new folder [install-dir]/conf/live
    4. Edit the newly copied Application.xml and change Streams/StreamType to live
    5. Start the Wowza media server
  3. Hook up webcamera to PC
  4. Download and install On2 Flix Live
  5. Startup On2 Flix Live and click the Advanced... button
  6. Make sure Send to server is checked and the url is rtmp://[server-ip-address]/live (where [server-ip-address] is the ip address of the server running Wowza Pro) and the stream name is myStream
  7. Click Go! button (video is now being published to Wowza Pro)
  8. To play the stream, double-click the LiveVideoStreaming (previously On2 Flix Live) example player ([install-dir]/LiveVideoStreaming/client/live.html), enter the following values, and then click Play:
    Server: rtmp://[wowza-ip-address]/live
    Stream: myStream
    Where [wowza-ip-address] is the ip address of the Wowza media server.
  • [install-dir]:
    Windows (default): C:\Program Files (x86)\Wowza Media Systems\Wowza Media Server [version]
    OS X: /Library/WowzaMediaServer
    Linux: /usr/local/WowzaMediaServer
  • If you have problems getting either the audio or video to play in Flash, do the following:
    1. Turn on Wowza media server debug logging (open the [install-dir]/conf/ file in a text editor and change the log4j.rootCategory on the first line from INFO to DEBUG).
    2. Try the encoder several more times, then place your [install-dir]/logs folder along with screenshots of the encoder setup screens and the LiveVideoStreaming player screen into a compressed (zipped) folder. (See How to create a compressed zip file in Windows, OS X, and Linux.)
    3. Submit a Wowza Streaming Engine Technical Support Ticket. (Technical support is included with all active subscriptions and maintenance and support contracts.) In the support ticket form, be sure to provide a detailed description of the problem and attach the zipped folder that has your logs folder and screenshots.