I've been evaluating Wowza Media Server for use as our main media server application and have been impressed thus far. We need a media server which:
- Has a robust and well documented server side API for performing tasks on stream creation/deletion and other events
- Accepts incoming video streams via RTMP (Flash Media Live Encoder)
- Rebroadcasts incoming video streams to one or more simultaneous clients
- Saves incoming video streams for future playback by one or more simultaneous clients
Based on the documentation here, it sounds like the nDVR add on is best suited for the last three items above, but I'm confused as to why I cannot stream the saved videos from the server using RTMP and instead have to use HTTP. I have seen responses from Wowza engineers while browsing through this forum topic confirming this limitation.
So my question is whether there is any way to configure the "dvr" application (or another) to support RTMP streaming or if is just a known limitation that will possibly addressed in a future version of Wowza Media Server. Ideally we would like to stream live and saved streams to an Adobe Flex based video client via RTMP.
I am still fairly new to the world of video server technology and obviously Wowza Media Server as well, so please let me know if I am just misunderstanding things.