I don't suspect that this is a problem with wowza, but rather the iOS side of things, but any tips or suggestions you guys have would be greatly appreciated.
I've got an mp4 video file streaming from s3 using the vods3 application. Everything works great using the rtmp stream from my pc. I can also load and seek within the video by loading the cupertino stream from my iPad and iOS simulator via safari (via /playlist.m3u8).
However, when trying to view one of these streams from an app via the iOS sdk, my app developer is claiming that all he gets is a "loading" with no start to the stream playback.
Unfortunately - I'm not an ios developer, so trying to figure out where the problem is has been frustrating. The wowza logs don't seem to indicate any errors - and it looks like (from the server) side that the stream is being sent okay.
So, my questions.
1) Is there any sort of test/calibration app available for the iPad that would allow me to test custom stream URLs. Since it works in safari, I'm wondering if I can isolate some problem that only affects the sdk?
2) Has anybody encountered a similar error?
Oh, and our videos are very long (90 min), so I chopped up 1 video down to a 30-second clip, and that DOES load fine for him from the SDK. He's also able to load the apple bipbop sample m3u8 using the sdk, so I'm wondering if its something where the app code doesn't understand that it shouldn't be downloading the entire file before playing or something like that? Sorry for my naivety with the iOS sdk.
I'd really appreciate any pointers - thanks in advance for your time!