Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: New User Wowza questions

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3

    Default New User Wowza questions

    Hi all,

    I am new to Wowza and even streaming servers in general. I have been playing around with Wowza and reading the documentation for a day or two now and have ran into a couple questions I can seem to figure out. So far I have been able to install the server, setup the ports, and stream some video and audio files.

    One thing I can't seem to get my head rapped around is when I put a URL in a video player to stream a video I put RTMP://[Server-IP]/vod/mp4.filename.mp4

    Where is that vod folder located.. there are a few vod folders in a few different placed withing the wowza install directory. Is this pointing to the [Install-Directory]/Conf/vod.. I am assuming it is pointing here to be able to access the application file stored there?

    I am also working on some audio files. I have been able to get audio files to play, but I still have to use the vod folder to do so. I tried to make a conf/audio folder and put an application file in there to try to make the URL RTMP://[Server-IP]/audio/mp3.filename.mp3, but I get errors and it doesn't seem to work. Does everything have to go through the vod folder?

    Also, one of my concerns so far is organization.. So far I have had to put all my audio / video files int he content folder in the install directory. I would like to separate them into their own project sub-folders in the content folder, but in all attempts to do so, I cant get anything to run. Is there something special I need to do to accomplish this?

    Lastly, up until this point we have used a 2003 windows media service server for our audio streaming. Going through the process to upload them on the server and creating a publishing point we would get a htm file and inside a MMS://[server-name]/file-name link. Is the rtmp:// links I am getting from Wowza its equivalent of the windows media service MMS link?

    Thanks,
    Jeryn

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    1,934

    Default

    Hi,
    The Application.xml is configured by default to point at the [Wowza-Install]/content directory which is where you'll find the sample.mp4 file for testing video on demand streaming.
    A tutorial on video on demand applications can be found here,
    How to set up video on demand streaming

    When creating an application in Wowza you need to create a new directory in the [Wowza-Install]/applications and [Wowza-Install]/conf directories.
    The new Application.xml file will be stored in the [Wowza-Install]/conf directory.

    You can change the directory where you store your content be editing the Application.xml however when using a sub directory I think you need to include "_definst_" in the playback URL as shown in the tutorial above.
    The part of the Application you need to edit is below and is in the <Streams> container,

    <StorageDir>${com.wowza.wms.context.VHostConfigHome}/content</StorageDir>

    Regards,
    Jason

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3

    Default

    Thanks, this helps a lot.. I will start looking into doing this now..

    One other issue came up when I was doing some other tests files.. Yesterday I was able to get .mp4 files to playback without any problem, however today the new files I can only get the audio to work when I enter the information on the http://osmf.org/configurator/fmp/# webpage.

    I am putting in:

    rtmp://[server-name]/vod/mp4:filename.mp4

    I get audio, but no video.. If all I change is the file name to a different file, audio and video works.. I have verified that I can open up the file on the server and it plays both audio and video on the windows media player.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    1,934

    Default

    Hi,
    I think the video may not be supported which is why only the audio is playing.
    If you open the file in VLC and use "tools > Codec information" you will find out what the video codec is.

    It sounds specific to the file you're using.
    The protocol OSMF player uses is HTTP.

    Jason

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3

    Default

    ah, that might be it then.. The codec this particular video uses is MPEG-4 Video (mpv4)

Similar Threads

  1. Insufficient permissions with ec2-user SSH user, how to log in as wowza user?
    By elyngved in forum Wowza Media Server 3 for Amazon EC2 Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-24-2013, 01:39 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-19-2012, 06:34 AM
  3. How to remove the disconnect user from shared object in user?
    By divyat in forum Server-side Modules and Code Samples Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-19-2012, 04:39 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-11-2012, 06:40 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •