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    Default Are UNC paths for content dir supported in Wowza Str. Engine on Windows Server 2008

    Hello, I did an advanced search for this topic but only found threads for Wowza version 3.x. My question:

    Are UNC paths no longer supported in Wowza Streaming Engine? I can't seem to get Wowza 4.0.3 to stream on-demand content while using a UNC path for the content directory.

    Here are some specific details related to my issue:

    We have perpetual licenses for Wowza Media Server 3 and for Wowza Streaming Engine 4. Currently we haven't installed the perpetual license on the Wowza 4 device but are using an evaluation license for testing.

    We have a Windows Server 2008 VM running Wowza 3.6.2 and I am able to specify an UNC path for our "vod" application content directory:

    FYI, I AM able to play back live and on-demand streams from this Wowza 3.6.2 server (I do realize that application.xml where the vod content dir is specified has nothing to do with live, point is the Wowza server works all around)

    We also have a Windows Server 2008 VM running Wowza 4.0.3. The web GUI does not allow me to specify the "\\Senfs03\SENMedia" UNC path, it gives an error saying path does not exist. On-demand streaming does not work when I manually edit the "vod" application xml with the same UNC path directory, even after restarting the application.

    FYI, This Wowza 4.0.3 VM streams live just fine and vod as well if I leave the default content directory.
    When using Windows Explorer while logged into this 2008 Server VM, I am able to Navigate to the UNC path just fine.
    Yes, I made sure the target .mp4 exists both in the default content directory and the UNC target directory.

    If UNC paths are still supported in Wowza Streaming Engine, how do I specify the path?

    Last edited by adaministrator; 08-27-2014 at 05:36 PM.

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