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    Default Might be a dumb question

    Sorry, but I need to leave for work in 10 minutes, so I don't have time to look it up.

    Can wowza stream from a DVB? Not recieve a stream, make an own stream off of a DVB and broadcast it? I was planning on broadcasting the DVB from another program, though my partner told me that wowza can do that.
    I apologize for being lazy, though most tutorials don't state what the type is used for, just how you do it.
    C-ya

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    What's a DVB? Do you mean DVR?

    See the specs page for a list of stream types Wowza supports.

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    Basically taking a signal off of a satellite dish to your computer and then streaming it. For instance 13.0 degrees, you enter frequencies and Srate, for specific channels, usually ranges from 2-10 channels.
    I was wondering if wowza has that function built in, or does it only recieve streams?
    I will read about DVR and see if it is what I'm looking for, though like I said, the tutorials/support pages don't always define what they are intended for, a lot of the time they speak of concepts.
    Could you edit them so that they have a disclaimer of what the tutorials are intended for? Would simplify it a lot for many users, basically dumb it down a bit, since people aren't used to certain concepts and names.
    I've had to read through many tutorials, most of the time not knowing if that is what I'm looking for.

    I love the support you give in the forums and on comments, you're really active and helpful, thank you.

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    Another question, I'm going to re-stream two sorts of adresses, RTMP and HTTP, Mpeg-TS sounds most likely to be for this, but it doesn't really look as if it is, my question to you is if wowza supports re-streaming of HTTP adresses. I can't seem to find anything that implies that.
    I'm testing as we speak, but yeah... You get the idea.

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    Hi again charbel,

    I'm sorry to say there is not something built in to Wowza for controlling Satellite dishes/channels. The DVR is for recording streams, similar to a Tivo.

    Thank you for the suggestions. Documentation can always be improved. Were there any specific tutorials you had in mind, or need a clarification on?

    There is a steep learning curve when you're new. The best thing is to read the Quick Start Guide and the User Guide, and then maybe try to recreate the VOD tutorial with a different application name.

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    Regarding your second question, Wowza cannot ingest HTTP "segmented" streams. See the specs page under Compatible Live Encoding for a list of protocols and codecs Wowza can ingest.

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    Mm, you just confirmed what I was suspecting. Thanks again, no particular pages, I would say. I was referring more to giving examples of how it can be used/what it's used for, which most have.
    There was one tutorial that spoke of redirecting, concerning that, would I have control over it? Other than being able to change the adresses? I only caught a glimpse of the page before I accidentally closed it. I believe it spoke of redirecting HTTP and RTP. I would have to alter the servers config or something, I'm not sure, since I didn't read it properly, though I checked the code and it seems fairly simple. Though it didn't tell me where I had to implement the code.
    Me sleepy, night night.

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    Redirecting HTTPsession it seems:
    http://www.wowza.com/forums/content....rver-side-code

    The examples are of local, but can I also redirect to an external adress?(answer is most likely yes I'd pressume, though noticed that you mentioned it not working with all players, regardless I would test)

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    Charbel, what kind of output does the DVB provide? While Wowza doesn't have DVB functionality built in, if your DVB can provide you with a video stream (HDMI, composite, S-Video, etc) that your computer can ingest, you should be able to run something like Flash Media Live Encoder to suck in the DVB output and present it as a Flash stream which could then be sent to a Wowza server.

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    I could do that or I could just take the signal and stream it like it is and use wowza to read the stream.

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