I have been successfully live streaming using FMLE -> Wowza/EC2 -> LongTail JW Player.
As far as I can tell, this has cost us a $5 monthly fee plus $0.08 an hour for the EC2 instance.
Payments are to Amazon, what they pass on to Wowza is not my concern.
How can we record the live stream?
I don't per se need DVR functionality, it is enough if somehow I can get the recorded stream once the live event has been completed.
I see that Wowza has a module called LiveStreamRecord. However I cannot figure how to use it.
You also have a add-on called nDVR.
This costs $2 a day for the add-on, while in use.
I have not been able to get it to work, and do not know if and how to move the recorded to a normal server to be able to shut down the DVR after the event.
Furthermore, as far as I can make out, this add-on is only available to users with a Wowza license.
This license costs $5 a day (I do 4 - 6 streams a month for now, so monthly obviously makes no sense).
To this end, I purchased a daily license. At the end of the (failed) attempt I tried to cancel the license.
I don't understand the need for this cost - I already have use of Wowza through EC2, so why should we be paying for a license?
Canceling the license took three emails and 40 hours, which is pretty bad for a daily license - especially as there is no way to turn it back on in five days for the next performance.
So here are the questions:
- What is the easiest to have the server record a live event?
- Is there a way to use LiveStream Record over EC2?
- Is there any other alternative besdes nDVR?
- Does nDVR really require a Wowza License?
- If so, how do I easily enable this license for the one day the recording is had?
- How do I get the recorded video in a usable format after the event?
- What other charges or actions must I be aware to watch out for?
Thank you all