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Thread: How to start a live streaming setup

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    Default How to start a live streaming setup


    Sorry for not searching the forum before posting. Don't have time for today. Just hoping I can get some direction for my requirements.

    1. I tried installing wowza myself and I can't get it to work. Is there any company providing professional installation service out here?

    2. I need to stream live video that can be view on iPhone, iPad, and likes. Let say I have my wowza server running from question 1, What else do I need? What encoder I can use? Something like Flash Media encoder it it exist?

    3. Which is beter platform for wowza in terms of stability and performance, Windows or Linux?


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    Hello littleantz,

    1. The simplest way to get Wowza going is to follow the VOD Tutorial. You can also request a list of independent consultants by sending an email to

    2. For live streaming you will need a stream, encoded in a format Wowza accepts. There's a list of specific encoder tech here: Flash Media Live Encoder is a good start.

    3. I have heard reports of users being able to provide more streams in Linux. Probably due to the reduced overhead of not running a GUI.

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    Default Live streaming setup

    I manage to install wowza from my server support team.

    I tried to follow this steps: to start my live streaming using Flash Media Encoder but without success.

    My updated Aplication.xml is here

    		<!-- Uncomment to set application level timeout values
    			StorageDir path variables
    			${com.wowza.wms.AppHome} - Application home directory
    			${com.wowza.wms.ConfigHome} - Configuration home directory
    			${com.wowza.wms.context.VHost} - Virtual host name
    			${com.wowza.wms.context.VHostConfigHome} - Virtual host config directory
    			${com.wowza.wms.context.Application} - Application name
    			${com.wowza.wms.context.ApplicationInstance} - Application instance name
    			<!-- LiveStreamPacketizers (separate with commas): cupertinostreamingpacketizer, smoothstreamingpacketizer, sanjosestreamingpacketizer, cupertinostreamingrepeater, smoothstreamingrepeater, sanjosestreamingrepeater -->
    			<!-- Properties defined here will override any properties defined in conf/Streams.xml for any streams types loaded by this application -->
    			<!-- To turn on transcoder set to: transcoder -->
    			<!-- [templatename].xml or ${SourceStreamName}.xml -->
    			<!-- As a single server or as an origin, use dvrstreamingpacketizer in LiveStreamPacketizers above -->
    			<!-- Or, in an origin-edge configuration, edges use dvrstreamingrepeater in LiveStreamPacketizers above -->
    			<!-- As an origin, also add dvrchunkstreaming to HTTPStreamers below -->
    			<!-- To turn on DVR recording set Recorders to dvrrecorder.  This works with dvrstreamingpacketizer  -->
    			<!-- As a single server or as an origin, set the Store to dvrfilestorage-->
    			<!-- edges should have this empty --> -->
    			<!--  Window Duration is length of live DVR window in seconds.  0 means the window is never trimmed. -->
    			<!-- Storage Directory is top level location where dvr is stored.  e.g. c:/temp/dvr -->
    			<!-- valid ArchiveStrategy values are append, version, delete -->
    			<!-- If this is a dvrstreamingrepeater, define ChunkOriginURL to point back to origin -->
    			<!-- And define Application/Repeater/OriginURL to point back to the origin -->
    			<!-- Properties for DVR -->
    		<!-- HTTPStreamers (separate with commas): cupertinostreaming, smoothstreaming, sanjosestreaming, dvrchunkstreaming -->
    			<!-- RTP/Authentication/[type]Methods defined in Authentication.xml. Default setup includes; none, basic, digest -->
    			<!-- RTP/AVSyncMethod. Valid values are: senderreport, systemclock, rtptimecode -->
    			<!-- Properties defined here will override any properties defined in conf/RTP.xml for any depacketizers loaded by this application -->
    			<!-- Properties defined here will override any properties defined in conf/MediaCasters.xml for any MediaCasters loaded by this applications -->
    			<!-- Properties defined here will override any properties defined in conf/MediaReaders.xml for any MediaReaders loaded by this applications -->
    			<!-- Properties defined here will override any properties defined in conf/MediaWriter.xml for any MediaWriter loaded by this applications -->
    			<!-- Properties defined here will override any properties defined in conf/LiveStreamPacketizers.xml for any LiveStreamPacketizers loaded by this applications -->
    			<LiveStreamPacketizers>cupertinostreamingpacketizer, smoothstreamingpacketizer, sanjosestreamingpacketizer</LiveStreamPacketizers>
    			<!-- Properties defined here will override any properties defined in conf/HTTPStreamers.xml for any HTTPStreamer loaded by this applications -->
    				<Description>Client Logging</Description>
    		<!-- Properties defined here will be added to the IApplication.getProperties() and IApplicationInstance.getProperties() collections -->
    I upload it in the location and restart wowza service still I get "failure to connect" error on my Flash Media Live Encoder.

    Can anyone help me how to do it properly. I want to be able to stream live video from flash media encoder.


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    Can you browse to http://[Wowza-IP]:1935 from the computer where you are running FMLE? You should see the Wowza version info. If not, then most likely your firewall is blocking port 1935.

    I see you have streamtype: live, playmethod: none, and the correct LiveStreamPacketizers.. so that looks correct. Possibly, you have a typo in your FMS URL in FMLE. Or, maybe you have not created the "live" folder in [Wowza]/applications. Or, you have not copied the correct Application.xml to [Wowza]/conf/live. You can post a screen shot of your FMLE settings.
    Last edited by randall; 11-06-2011 at 08:51 PM.

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    Got it working..

    the install of wowza itself was the problem. Reinstall it and now it's OK.

    By the way.. in FMLE there is H.264 format. Will I be able to watch in iOS (iphone ipad) if I stream using that format?


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    Good news!

    For iDevices use:
    H.264 baseline profile, level 3.0, 2 second key frame frequency and AAC or MP3 audio. If it is MP3, make it stereo, 44.1kHz, 128kbps.
    Last edited by randall; 11-07-2011 at 03:28 AM.

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    I did that settings but still I can't get it to play on iDevices.

    JW Player team said I should get M3U8 file from you to make it work.

    So far this is what I got on my live streaming

    It works OK on desktop browser but not on iDevices.

    Can you give me that M3U8 playlist?


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    Hi littleantz,

    What URL are you using to play the stream in your iPhone?

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    That page is in flash. Does your iPhone support flash?

    littleantz, there is a very good resource here that you should review:

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