To transcode using the Wowza Transcoder on a Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software live stream repeater edge application, use .stream files (or StreamNameAlias aliases). This is useful if the origin server is an FMS server, for example.
- Enable the Transcoder in the edge server Application.xml file by following the instructions in Set up and run Wowza Transcoder in Wowza Streaming Engine. Specify the StreamType as live.
- Create a .stream file in the content folder that contains the full RTMP URL to your origin stream:
Ensure that the .stream file is a plain text file with a .stream extension, and that your text editor did not add the .txt extension.
Alternatively, you can use the IMediaStreamNameAliasProvider2 API.