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??
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
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.
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).
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??