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    Question Fallen at the first hurdle...

    Hi guys

    I've just downloaded the 30 day trial, I'm convinced Wowza is the service I need for my streaming but seem to have fallen at the first hurdle.

    When checking to see if my stream works on another device, I enter the url:

    http://[Wowza ip]:1935/vod/sample.mp4

    And am presented with this message only on the page:

    Wowza Media Server 3 Trial Edition (Expires: Aug 15, 2013) 3.6.2 build5334

    The fact that it's showing the Wowza Media server details tells me the URL is correct, so why isn't the stream playing?? I opened all of the correct ports.
    The server itself 'says' it is streaming.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated - I'm running the server on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and attempting to view the sample.mp4 on a windows 7 32 bit machine in Chrome.

    Many thanks in advance

    Terry Mitchell

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    That is not a valid streaming URL. I assume you're trying to test HTTP streaming? This guide will answer all your questions: http://www.wowza.com/forums/content....mand-streaming

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    Hi Bosborne

    Thanks for getting back to me. I had already checked the documentation there but as I'm using the 'default' VOD app that's now provided with Wowza I was under the impression that I could use that to test the stream with the sample.mp4 provided, I'm substituting the IP of the machine where Wowza is installed for '[Wowza ip]' as instructed and the video doesn't stream I just get the aforementioned message (Wowza Media Server 3 Trial Edition (Expires: Aug 15, 2013) 3.6.2 build5334) I followed all of the instructions to the letter.

    Do you think I should ignore the app that came with Wowza and create my own??

    Thanks

    Terry

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    hi Terry,

    I think to test your stream you are giving the http://[Wowza ip]:1935/vod/sample.mp4, directly in the browser address, give url stream in the player/page in the examples provided ([Installdir]\examples\VideoOnDemandStreaming\FlashRTMPPlayer\player.html) to test your stream

    If you are using http streaming for iOS thn give the url http://ip:1935/vod/mp4:sample.mp4/playlist.m3u8

    I think this will be of some help for you

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    Thanks Budhiraja

    That sounds like it may be the case - I thought I could enter directly in the browser just to 'test' the stream. I have a little experience with web development but next to none with media streaming. I'll have a look at this properly later.

    Thanks again

    Terry

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    So, thanks again for your help. I've now progressed to the SECOND hurdle
    Everything seems to work fine at the 'localhost' level, but once I attempt streaming to the internet I just keep receiving this message: Connection failed: Try rtmp://[server-ip-address]/live

    I'm using Wirecast, tested everything fully at the 'localhost' level with no problems. But after uploading the FlashRTMPPlayer folder to my website I've tried every possible combination of my wowza server IP as an rtmp stream (various combinations of: rtmp://[local wowza server IP):1935/live) and it won't connect in any way. I've checked if there is access to port 1935, that's fine. Does anyone have any ideas what the problem could be, or of any documents I should be checking (I think I've done all of the obvious documents, but as a newbie I may have missed something).

    Many thanks

    Terry

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    Try using our hosted example FlashRTMPPlayer (URL below) to connect to your stream. If you can stream via this player, that would indicate the problem is on your website.

    http://www.wowza.com/resources/3.6.0...er/player.html

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    Thanks for getting back to me dnelson, it seems I've lost the past two days pulling my hair out due to one erroneous number in my IP address.

    Everything 'appears' to be on track now, sorry for wasting your time (I'm sure you hear that sooooo often)

    Thanks

    Terry

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    OK, so now the OSMF player/configurator won't read the stream while the RTMP player reads it fine - why would that be?? I'm trying to generate the embed code there and it just won't read the stream. Do you have any idea why that would be??

    Thanks

    Terry

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    Are you using this configurator?

    It works with RTMP streams. Make sure it can reach your Wowza server. You should see a "play" event in the x-event column of your access log when you try to playback with this player.

    Richard

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