Use Wowza Transcoder on a live stream repeater edge

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Create a .stream file in the content folder that contains the full RTMP URL to your origin stream:
    File: /content/
    Contents: rtmp://[wowza-origin-address]:1935/liveorigin/myStream

    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.