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    Exclamation Live stream backup/alternative source

    I guess this should be covered many times but it is not working for me.

    I have Wowza 2 server and 2 origin servers: origin1 and origin2, is it possible to enable a backup/alternative source origin2 ? If origin1 fails, servers starts streaming from from origin2 source.
    I've seen this is possible with live repeater via content file , simply piping (| but this is not work for me if origin 2 is direct source, but not live repeater (it failed for me even if it has setup as live repeater).

    1. Is any way to this simply through piping with no live repeaters?
    2. Maybe this is possible via modules/addons?
    3. I also need, that if origin1 recovers, that streaming starts back from origin1 aftter some time
    4. If seen that via piping it takes 12 seconds, is it possible to lower that time span?
    5. Maybe I should do that simply in Flash player via playlist?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007


    Yes, you can add pipe separated URLs in the Application.xml /originURL. And you can use pipe separated URLs in a .stream file, in which case each includes rtmp url + stream name


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    Join Date
    Dec 2007


    Also, #3 is not going to happen.

    You can reduce time to failover by adding this Property to the Application.xml /MediaCaster Properties list:

    The above is set to default 12 seconds (12000 milliseconds)


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    Thank you for quick response. I will try once more.
    Maybe piping failed because of version 2.x ?

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