Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Using Amazon's S3 as a repository

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    4

    Default Using Amazon's S3 as a repository

    First, I am new to Wowza and media streaming in general.

    I have an application where I need to be able to view web pages that include video on all types of devices, both desktop and mobile. I am using Jwplayer to play the videos and a asp web handler to build the playlist.

    In the playlist I am currently using a combination of files that reside on the server and rtmp to stream videos from Amazon's S3. It is now my understanding that rtmp doesn't work on mobile devices.

    My first question is, can I use Wowza to stream from S3 to all devices including mobile devices? If so, is there any documentation on how to do it?

    Another feature that I have questions about is the transcoder add-on. Can the functions be called from a C# program? Currently we are using ffmpeg to manipulate flash videos and audio to create mp4s. Can the transcoder add-on replace ffmpeg
    for merging images with audio or to replace the audio track of a flv file to create mp4s?

    Thanks,
    Gary
    Last edited by garymonk; 09-11-2014 at 10:31 AM. Reason: Additional questions

  2. #2

    Default

    Hi Gary, welcome to the Wowza support forum.

    Yes, you can stream S3 to mobile devices. Please take a look at this guide:
    How to use Amazon S3 with Wowza Media Server

    I am not exactly sure I understand your second question. My initial answer would be no, but if you could please try to explain your second request we will try to answer it as best we can.

    Thank you.

    Salvadore

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    4

    Default

    I currently use ffmpeg to merge an image with a wav file to create an mp4. I then take that mp4 and play it on a web page using Jwplayer.

    Does the encoder add-on provide the same functionality as ffmpeg?

    Also, which of the many protocols that you can use to stream videos can be used with Jwplayer?

    Thanks

  4. #4

    Default

    Hi Gary, What you describe is not exactly what the Wowza Transcoder was designed for, it is more for transcoding and transrateing. Also the Transcoder is supported with live streams only. But there may be a work around.

    You can use Stream Class streams to use static content as a source for a live stream:
    How to do basic server-side publishing with Stream class streams

    Then you can add an image overlay to the stream:
    How to add graphic overlays to live streams with Wowza Transcoder AddOn

    Please also look over the Transcoder Overview:
    AddOn: Wowza Transcoder

    This JW Player guide should help get you started:
    How to use JW Player with Wowza Streaming Engine

    Salvadore

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Thank you for the information!

  6. #6

    Default

    You are welcome. I hope this was helpful to you.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with in the future.

    Salvadore

Posting Permissions

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