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    Default Wowza configuration for Chromecast?

    Anyone has any experience with Chromecast and HLS from Wowza?
    I did to setup the sample node.js stream server from https://github.com/googlecast/cast-support-media-server
    and use the sample hls media they provides. The chomecast did play the video well with
    this ios sender=> https://github.com/googlecast/CastHelloVideo-ios
    and this receiver=> https://github.com/googlecast/cast-custom-receiver.

    However, after change the media server to our Wowza system with out production hls,
    the chromecast failed to play video stream, although ffplay and our other ios/android client can
    play the hls well. Here is error message I got from the Chromecast debug console:
    http://pastebin.com/7aXbC6Hn

    Any suggestion?

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    Looking at the debug output, it's not clear what the problem is. The result is obvious:

    Uncaught NotSupportedError: The implementation did not support the requested type of object or operation

    MEDIA ELEMENT STALLED sample_media_receiver.html?Debug=true:143
    What are the audio and video encoding details? Does this stream playback in VLC or iOS device?

    Richard

    Edit: For configuration instructions, please see our article on streaming from an Android device to a Google Chromecast device with Wowza Streaming Engine.
    Last edited by caitlin_a; 06-03-2016 at 11:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrlanham View Post

    What are the audio and video encoding details? Does this stream playback in VLC or iOS device?
    Yes, the stream playback well in iOS, Android 4.0+, VLC and ffplay.
    Chromcast is the only one that has difficulty to play the same stream.

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    Any luck?

    I have a fully working ChromeCast and would like to share results. My one problem is after 1-2 hours of playback my Chromecast dies, output shows the HLS stream is no longer valid....But when I look at my wowza stream both RTMP and HLS are all live and working.


    Quote Originally Posted by yiyang View Post
    Yes, the stream playback well in iOS, Android 4.0+, VLC and ffplay.
    Chromcast is the only one that has difficulty to play the same stream.

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    Craig,

    It sounds like you have a working Chromecast implementation. How do you have this configured?

    As to the Chromecast dieing after 1-2 hours, do you see any error or warning messages in the logs?

    -Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrlanham View Post
    Looking at the debug output, it's not clear what the problem is. The result is obvious:



    What are the audio and video encoding details? Does this stream playback in VLC or iOS device?

    Richard
    Richard,

    I followed yours and others' hints for setting up the FMLE for iOS live streaming:

    http://www.wowza.com/forums/showthre...on-IOS-Devices

    with the one exception though: baseline 3.0 did not work anymore, I used 3.1:
    H.264
    Baseline
    3.1
    Keyframe freq: 1 second or 2 seconds

    MP3, stereo, 44100Hz, 128 Kbps

    With these settings it's working in iOS.

    But not in Chromecast:


    Uncaught NotSupportedError: The implementation did not support the requested type of object or operation. media_player.js:77
    Pd media_player.js:77
    le media_player.js:89
    h.update media_player.js:148
    h.Cd media_player.js:146
    Z.Cd media_player.js:167
    Ke.Da media_player.js:114
    R.Ec media_player.js:67
    rc media_player.js:34
    h.dispatchEvent media_player.js:33
    Lc media_player.js:42
    D.eh media_player.js:40
    D.qf
    Not sure if there is any confirmed case of live stream playing in Chromecast?

    Wowza Streaming Engine 4.0.4
    Last edited by doodeck; 08-25-2014 at 01:14 PM.

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    Is it need to upgrade?

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    Do you have your Wowza configured as per the instructions found here? If the problem persists, please zip up your conf/ and logs/ and send them to support@wowza.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_y View Post
    Do you have your Wowza configured as per the instructions found here? If the problem persists, please zip up your conf/ and logs/ and send them to support@wowza.com.
    Matt,

    Yes, I added CORS to both live and vod Application.xml.

    I want to try one more thing now: MPEG-DASH instead of HLS. I will let you know what happens.

    Keep in mind: the problem is not Wowza as such, it's streaming perfectly to all the reasonable devices on the planet, including Cupertino. It's only Chromecast which is unable to play it.

    Best regards,
    Kris.

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