• How to set up Adobe HDS from an edge server to align live adaptive bitrate streams (RTMP)

    1. Before you call play on the edge server in your client-side code, use NetConnection.call() to call FCSubscribe and pass in the name of each individual stream included in the multiple-bitrate presentation:
      nc.call("FCSubscribe", null, "live_1");
      nc.call("FCSubscribe", null, "live_2");
      nc.call("FCSubscribe", null, "live_3");
      Note: This is built-in to JW Player by setting the Flashvar rtmp.subscribe=true. See the JW Player Dynamic RTMP Streaming tutorial.
    2. On the origin server, add the sendOriginalTimecodes property to the <Streams>/<Properties> container in [install-dir]/conf/[application]/Application.xml file (be sure to put the property in the correct <Properties> container as there are several in the Application.xml file):
      <Property>
      	<Name>sendOriginalTimecodes</Name>
      	<Value>true</Value>
      	<Type>Boolean</Type>
      </Property>
    3. You must either use .stream files to point to the origin streams or use the Stream Name Alias AddOn package (using stream aliases, not play aliases) to turn a simple stream name into the full RTMP URL to the origin RTMP stream. For example, with streams myStream_1 and myStream_2 that are hosted at the RTMP URL rtmp://192.168.1.7/live, create the following files:

      [install-dir]/content/myStream_1.stream (contents)

      rtmp://192.168.1.7/live/_definst_/myStream_1

      [install-dir]/content/myStream_2.stream (contents)

      rtmp://192.168.1.7/live/_definst_/myStream_2

      Then use stream names myStream_1.stream and myStream_2.stream.