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Thread: MediaCache and query string

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    Default MediaCache and query string

    I need to append a query string to the end of a MediaCache source URL, exactly the same as in this forum post.
    http://www.wowza.com/forums/showthre...ith-Mediacache

    I understand the caching problem, but I am using vods3 sources in a live stream so it is not really an issue.

    Is there anything I can subclass or hack which will make MediaCache pass the full source URL, including the query string, back to the source server?

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    Hi
    I don't think that this can be done I'm afraid.

    You could ask for the independent consultants list my email.
    Send you request to support@wowza.com.

    You may be able to find out from the list of consultants if this is possible or not and/or if they can do it (if you wanted).

    Jason

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    As noted in the post you linked to, if you were to pass unique querystring in MediaCache URL it would break caching

    Richard

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    I'm not really bothered about caching. As I said, the MediaCache source is simply a source for a live stream, so there will only ever be one of them at a time anyway.

    Is there an easier/alternative way to read content from a network location? I've written modules to do this in the past, but if there's anything built in it would make my life a hell of a lot easier...

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    Hi
    The best thing to do is to explain exactly what it is you're trying to accomplish that way you will get more accurate support.

    Jason

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    How can I open a media file from a network location, including a custom query string, and use it in a call to Stream.createInstance().

    Apart from writing a custom class, which I can do but will be time-consuming, is there an easier way?

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    Mount the remote volume via NFS or SMB for instance. That is done completely transparently to Woza, which looks at it like a local directory..

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