We have Wowza 3.1 together with the transcoder addon.
The use case is a sender broadcasting audio over RTMP and the receiver listens using HTTP Live Streaming by accessing the appropriate playlist.m3u8 file. The issue is that the playlist.m3u8 does not seem to immediately contain the data chunks needed to listen to the stream (a valid playlist.m3u8 file is present ~5 seconds after the broadcast starts). Starting listening "too early" will never lead to any audio output.
Is there a workaround for this problem other than waiting for an arbitrary amount of time on the listeners side before trying to access the playlist.m3u8 file? Perhaps a configuration that generates some sort of intermediate playlist.m3u8 file that will eventually (after the initial ~5 seconds) be filled with the data chunks constituting the broadcasted audio stream?