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    Default IP camera to webpage on multiple devices

    Hi everyone.

    Ive been hacking at this for a few months and Ive gotten to the point where I have the wowza server up and running. The server is fetching an rtsp stream from an IP camera in h264.

    On the server in applications when I test my players most of them work through chrome.
    MPEG Dash - great image
    APPLE HLS - not supported in browser
    Adobe RTMP - great image
    Adobe HDS - great image
    MS Smooth - great image

    now here is the big question.
    How do i put the image into a webpage that supports all devices and browsers?
    Well in reality, most devices and browsers

    I have searched high and low but I keep getting results directed to purchasing players, I dont understand why I need a player when its clearly playing.

    Steve

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    Hi,
    Unfortunately it's just not that simple.
    Not all browsers support all protocols, across desktops and
    mobile devices.
    The best way to do this at the moment, until everything standardizes (unlikely)
    is to build browser/device aware web pages that load players or and/select URLs
    for the correct devices.

    Here's an "Example of Browser Aware Player Code" from one of our frequent Wowza community members:

    It might not be exactly what you want, but has potential in that it can be customized/modified to meet your requirements.

    Daren

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    Hi Daren, thank you for your reply.

    Yes its not a simple task and I agree its unlikely streaming technology will standardise.

    Ok so the page needs to detect the browser/device and deliver the relevant feed to the device. Hopefully this is something I can push back onto the website developers - possibly not.

    In your reply you mention using JWPlayer, is a player a necessity? That confuses me becuase wowza server alows me to test streams in my browswer and devices. which makes me wonder what is the player actually doing.

    Steve

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    Hi,
    Since support for all streaming protocols is not fully supported by browsers built in HTML5 players, it is necessary to
    make up for that shortcoming by embedding a player that is capable. All browsers can embed additional players quite
    easily.

    Daren

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