Hello - We have successfully tested WOWZA Media Server 3 with VLC Players (deployed on IIS for browser based playing functioality) on a Multicast network for Live Streaming applications.
I have a couple of queries in reference to monitoring & restricting Server connections.
A. Is there a possibility to restrict Unicast and Multicast connections separately? I tried effecting the connectioncount in the vHosts.xml file to two (2); First connection from the encoder to the WOWZA Server and the Second connection from the WOWZA Server to the Multicast Router. However, i'm unable to play anymore than two (2) connections.
The reason for asking this flexibility is to avoid a situation where users who are unable to connect over mulitcast roll-over to unicast connections and flood WAN BW and impact Server Performance.
B. When trying to monitor the number of Multicast Stream connections through http://<WOWZAServerIP>:8086/connectioncounts, I find the SessionsRTSP parameter count increment propotional to the number of WebServer hits. Shouldn't this parameter be indicative of the number of Stream Connections; which in a multicast case should be unitary + the stream from the Encoder.
C. How could i effect the default video bit rate of the Wowza Streaming Server for a Live Stream? I would like to configure it in a way that it uses the same bit rate as used by my Encoder.
Thanks for your help in advance.