Hello - We are deploying WOWZA for a Financial services client and their highly restrictive IT environment is making the player selection pretty complex. The environment/requirement consists of an end-user clicking on a single weblink that delivers Live Streams to Silverlight player on Multicast. Below are restrictions we have faced at the client's place:
A. Adobe Flash - Installation of the OSMF plug-in is NOT permissible being an open source code.
B. Silverlight - Does NOT support RTSP and hence cannot stream LiveStreams on Multicast
C. Apple Quick Time - Per WOWZA User Guide, support for QuickTime is available only from v10 and v10 runs on MAC OSx 10.6. The client runs Apple QuickTime v7.7.2 on Windows environment which perhaps is NOT supported per WOWZA guide. In version7.7.2 we are receiving only audio and no video.
D. VLC - At this time, this is the only working option that seems to be workable. The client runs a custom-build version of VLC that does NOT install ActiveX components. We are unable to therefore play the Live Stream video directly from the Web Browser.
Are there any inputs/suggestions in getting a VLC player invoked from within the Browser without installing the VLC IE plug-in on the client machine? If there are anyother options that can be explored, please let me know.
Thanks in advance