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    Default vod for client with quicktime plugin in a browser

    Hi,
    I just want to setup an URL per video for clients with a browser and quicktime plugin to be able to access videos from the wowza server via their browser.

    I cannot seem to find a clear description of how to do that. I have the demo running with example files, etc. but cannot seem to find info to easily get beyond that stage.

    Where is there a description or tutorial on that part?

    Thank You.

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    A google search revealed this report of success with RTSP. Probably Apple HTTP (Cupertino) is possible as well.

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    Why Quicktime player? We don't recommend QT for streaming to the desktop. The Windows version is not well supported compared to mac.

    Use Flash RTMP client for streaming to the desktop. The basic vod tutorial is here:
    http://www.wowza.com/forums/content....mand-streaming

    Then take a look at JW Player or Flash Media Playback player:

    http://www.wowza.com/forums/content....a-Media-Server

    http://www.wowza.com/forums/content....a-Media-Server

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrlanham View Post
    Why Quicktime player? We don't recommend QT for streaming to the desktop. The Windows version is not well supported compared to mac.

    Use Flash RTMP client for streaming to the desktop. The basic vod tutorial is here:
    http://www.wowza.com/forums/content....mand-streaming

    Then take a look at JW Player or Flash Media Playback player:

    http://www.wowza.com/forums/content....a-Media-Server

    http://www.wowza.com/forums/content....a-Media-Server

    Richard
    Unfortunately I'm testing (the demo) for a large scale project previously underway with thousands of videos already in h.264, hinted, with a .mov wrapper which have been served by quicktime streaming server, RTSP. I'm not interested in reformatting to flash.

    Are you writing that the flash RTMP can handle .mov?

    Regards,

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    h.264 video works in Flash. Or try Silverlight player for desktop streaming.

    For QT Windows, you'll want your users to do this:
    http://www.wowza.com/forums/content....RTP-on-Windows

    Richard

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    We pretty much had the same thing (hinted H.264 .mov files) and we successfully added RTMP Flash support through Wowza. I think we changed the container to mp4 and dropped the hint tracks to conserve disk space, but no re-encoding was necessary. (You may have to re-encode, though, if your videos don't begin on a keyframe -- i.e. if they were chopped up from larger recordings. QuickTime Streaming Server didn't care about starting on a keyframe, but Wowza definitely does.)

    If you get your videos playing fine in Wowza RTMP, you should be able to use the exact same files for Wowza RTSP too, which is nice (no hint track required for Wowza).

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    Interesting, and good info. We had trimmed the black off the start and end of our sources, and added a small copyright disclaimer clip to the frontend before encoding to h.264. Now, I'm anxious to see how this will workout.

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    If you re-encoded after your edits, you should be fine. Most people do that anyway. Our situation involved trimming files without re-encoding -- works on Darwin/QTSS but not on Wowza. If you re-encoded, though, you should be fine on any server.

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    Susta,

    FYI, I have had success playing QuickTime Pro encoded files in Wowza by trimming to the nearest timecode using ffmpeg. This is a lot quicker than re-encoding.

    I'm curious to see a sample of your media that did not work.

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