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    Default Trying to see this work from the client side

    From How to Set Up video on demand streaming
    http://www.wowza.com/forums/content....mand-streaming

    ...
    To play using Adobe Flash player (San Jose/Flash HTTP)

    Double-click [install-dir]/examples/SimpleVideoStreaming/clientOSMF/bin-release/SimpleOSMFPlayer.html, enter the information below and click the Play button.
    Code:
    Stream: http://[wowza-ip-address]:1935/vod/m...4/manifest.f4m
    Note: The HTTP link above will not play directly in a browser. The stream can only be played from an OSMF based Flash player that is embedded in an HTML page. To play the stream from a remote system, copy the contents of the clientOSMF/bin-release folder to a web server.

    ...so the SimpleOSMFPlayer.html example part is working o.k. using wowza, but I cannot seem to get this to work from a webserver. I tried copying the contents of clientOSMF/bin-release to the base of my joomla and created an article to try to mimic SimpleOSMFPlayer.html.

    The page briefly shows the player, then the player disappears, and there is no "play" button. The instructions above, just do not go far enough in helping to get this working for a client thru a browser.

    I need some help with a clear description of the script, with correct flashvars setup etc. to make this work when the client hits a link on a webpage and it will play using wowza's SimpleOSMFPlayer.swf or swfobject.js. Does that kind of tutorial exist someplace?

    Thanks,

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    Hi
    Make sure that your web server can access the stream server and/or the stream server is accessible on the internet.
    For example if you are using them on a private network and you are using the IP address of 127.0.0.1 this will not work.

    I'm afraid a Wowza tutorial doesn't exist for the embedding of players.

    You could also try playing the stream from this player which builds the embed code for you.
    http://www.osmf.org/configurator/fmp/#

    Jason

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    Seems more like a problem with Joomla, html, javascript. The best way in experience to get a player in a CMS page is use an IFrame that references your player in another page that you control outside the CMS.

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonH View Post
    Hi
    Make sure that your web server can access the stream server and/or the stream server is accessible on the internet.
    For example if you are using them on a private network and you are using the IP address of 127.0.0.1 this will not work.

    I'm afraid a Wowza tutorial doesn't exist for the embedding of players.

    You could also try playing the stream from this player which builds the embed code for you.
    http://www.osmf.org/configurator/fmp/#

    Jason
    ...Thank you.
    Still reviewing the demo of this product.
    So how, in terms of best practices, does a client access a video from a Wowza streaming server?

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    The easiest way is a Flash RTMP client. Here are three options:

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

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

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

    There may be Joomla plugins for JW Player or Flowplayer. Or use the IFrame trick, which I think is probably better.

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrlanham View Post
    The easiest way is a Flash RTMP client. Here are three options:

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

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

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

    There may be Joomla plugins for JW Player or Flowplayer. Or use the IFrame trick, which I think is probably better.

    Richard
    I have been able to implement the JW Player approach listed above and see it working from the client side based on the help from this thread and appreciate the help.

    But am somewhat confused why the JWPlayer player.swf works but the Wowza issued SimpleOSMFPlayer.swf does not after following:
    From How to Set Up video on demand streaming
    http://www.wowza.com/forums/content....mand-streaming
    and placing the contents of the clientOSMF/bin-release folder to the root of the web server.

    I would have thought the player's were all the same basic flash media player, but seems for some reason the Wowza issued player is not working from the webserver.

    But nevertheless I would be very interested in knowing more details about the IFrame tag approach mentioned above. Are there any additional details available about that approach for helping implement good demo to show how the client accesses a wowza vod stream?

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    IFrame is a way to reference another page inline, for example:

    <html>
    <head> 
      <title>Your CMS Page</title>
    </head>
    
    <body>
    <IFrame src="myplayer.html"></IFrame>
    
    </body>
    </html>
    Then myplayer.html is a page with JW Player.

    Richard

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