Big fan of Wowza and AWS and working hard to get up to speed with the rest of you to make a contribution to this forum. In the mean time I have another question.
Apple wants the .ts chunks (segments) to be 10 seconds long for HLS AKA Cupertino Streaming. When I feed an H.264 RTMP stream into the Wowza Streaming Engine I am required to use Transrate
since the codec from the source is already H.264.
My question/problem is I can find no place in the Transrate section to set the segment length (chunk) for the HLS renditions. Instead it seems like the .ts segment length is a function of the Key Frame spacing of the original RTMP encode. So what this means is for me to make Apple happy I have make my GOP 300 frames long if I am encoding at 30 FPS. Do I have this right?
This workflow requires me to make my initial encode GOP much longer than I would prefer. I know that each .ts chunk needs to start with a Key frame and if the segment length was 10 seconds I could make my initial encode GOP Key frame insert every 5 seconds (GOP 150) @ 30 FSP. A 300 length length GOP is on the long end.
Is this a "you get what you get" situation ( I am not complaining) or am I missing a setp(s)
Appreciate all the support the Forum Members provide to people like myself.