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    Is there any API available to create applications (live, void)?

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    This is not supported within the API any longer. You can create this manually by setting up the appropriate folders within the install or via the UI accordingly.

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    Once I set up appropriate folders within the install, do I need to restart the server?

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    No, you don't have to re-start Wowza after adding a new application. It will be immediately available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrlanham View Post
    No, you don't have to re-start Wowza after adding a new application. It will be immediately available.

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    I can see that you need to restart wowza once you manually create the folders within the install.

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    You really don't, and I checked to be 100% sure that nothing has changed in Wowza Engine. You can create an empty folder named "testvod" to the [install-dir]/applications and use testvod immediately for simple video on demand streaming.

    However, the Manager will not list this application on the Application page, so you can't modify it through the manager. At least at present, you have to create applications with the Manager to be able to modify them in the Manager.. Actually you just have to restart Wowza Engine and Manager.

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    Last edited by rrlanham; 04-03-2014 at 03:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrlanham View Post
    You really don't, and I checked to be 100% sure that nothing has changed in Wowza Engine. You can create an empty folder named "testvod" to the [install-dir]/applications and use testvod immediately for simple video on demand streaming.

    However, the Manager will not list this application on the Application page, so you can't modify it through the manager. At least at present, you have to create applications with the Manager to be able to modify them in the Manager.

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    I am trying to setup live video streaming by creating the folders within the install. I found that it requires a restart of the server for the playback.

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    If, perhaps, you are using .stream files, and adding them to StartUpStreams as part of your work-flow, you would then have to re-start Wowza, because StartUpStreams starts these streams when Wowza starts. You can start a single stream without adding to StartUpStreams and re-starting. If the live source is an RTMP live encoder (like Wirecast or a Flash app used as encoder) then you don't have to re-start Wowza to start streaming with a newly created application.

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    As an update and correction, in my tests, after you add an application manually, you have to re-start Wowza Engine and the Wowza Manager for the new app to appear in the Manager. It will be listed under "Other Apps" unless you modify the Application.xml /AppType and make that "VOD" or "LIVE", as appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrlanham View Post
    If, perhaps, you are using .stream files, and adding them to StartUpStreams as part of your work-flow, you would then have to re-start Wowza, because StartUpStreams starts these streams when Wowza starts. You can start a single stream without adding to StartUpStreams and re-startingtio. If the live source is an RTMP live encoder (like Wirecast or a Flash app used as encoder) then you don't have to re-start Wowza to start streaming with a newly created application.

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    I am using streamPublisher add-on module to work like a TV station. Is there any way I can create live stream application through the server-side API without server restart. I want the customers to create live application once they signup. Server restarts will be costly affair since there may be many connected clients.

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