I was able to get Wowza's provided test player to start the stream 5 minutes from the Start. All though the seek bar on the SWF's side was starting at 0 and thus was not working properly, but the video was playing from the designated spot to play from.
When creating my own SWF video player, once I try to do this whole process no video shows even though server-side wowza appears to be sending the stream.
There are no errors server-side. It is difficult to determine what is going on inside the swf differently from wowza's test video player. Do you have any suggestions on how to trouble shoot the swf so it works like the one provided by Wowza?