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    Default html5 video tags vod play portion or part of video

    I am trying to use Wowza to do a simple html5 VOD.

    I can successfully play VOD through VLC using this url.

    rtsp://ec2-50-18-232-9.us-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com:1935/vods3/_definst_/mp4:amazons3/linkedbingo/video/sample.mp4

    I have encoded three different flavors of my video and placed them in my S3 bucket. I can play those files using HTML5 with the following simple code:

    <video width="320" height="240" controls="controls">
    <source src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/linkedbingo/video/sample.mp4" type="video/mp4" />
    <source src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/linkedbingo/video/sample.ogg" type="video/ogg" />
    <source src="https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/linkedbingo/video/sample.webm" type="video/webm" />
    Your browser does not support the video tag.
    </video>

    I searched far and wide and tried different things but I can't figure how to reference those files through the Wowza Server. Will Wowza 2 work or does it have to be 3?

    In the end I need to play only a portion of these files. I figured I would use something like the example below.

    http://&#91;wowza-ip-address]:1935/vod/m...duration=40000 (It seems I might need to use Wowza 3 for this part.


    So how do I reference my files using HTML5 tag through Wowza and can I use something like above to only play a portion of these files? If I had a 90 minute video and only wanted to play the last 5 minutes would the entire video have to download before the last 5 minutes was available?

    thanks in advance ~

    Craig

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    Craig,

    Wowza only supports HTML5 video tag with cupertinostreaming in iOS devices, and Safari on Mac OSX. No other type of stream or platform/browser is supported at this time.

    The ogg and webm files are not supported at present.

    Richard

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    Hi

    Is there any update to this, one year on?

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    John,

    Not yet, no.

    Richard

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    Hi. Sorry just to clarify this. My ignorance will show up again. I'm reading html5 supports flash video with the following: <video id="default_video" class="video-js vjs-default....." <source type="video/mp4"

    I'm just confused.....why can't this be supported. What is the issue with mp4?

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