Published on 02-22-2016 03:00 PM
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Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software can be configured as an HTTP origin for stream delivery. When in HTTP origin mode, Wowza Streaming Engine combines all sessions with a given stream name into a single session by default. This is problematic if you're using certain features, such as wowzaplaystart and wowzaplayduration query parameters, to control playback because while these features are in use, the proper start and duration aren't tracked in the single session for viewers that are using different values. However, the IHTTPStreamerHTTPOriginSessionIdProvider API hook enables you to control the httpOriginId, which is used to combine sessions and determine if a session is unique. This article demonstrates how to create unique sessions for an Apple HLS (cupertino) stream using the IHTTPStreamerHTTPOriginSessionIdProvider API hook and the wowzaplaystart and wowzaplayduration query parameters.