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Thread: RTMP to HTTP Streaming

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    Red face RTMP to HTTP Streaming

    Hello! I am a rookie in video streaming and I have a question.
    I want to use an HTML5 player. Since I use RTMP I the player is running with a flash engine because HTML5 only supports http protocol to get the videos.
    Is it possible for Wowza to stream a video file that is stored locally (as RTMP does) and give me a http url that is supported by desktops?
    I only mention desktops because for mobile devices It already gives the url through the player in the Wowza Manager.

    Thank you in advance

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    Hello there and welcome to the Wowza support forum.

    I am not 100% clear on your question, but I will do my best to explain.

    Wowza supports Apple HTML Live Streaming (HLS/cupertino streams) that plays directly in a Safari browser on iOS devices and Safari on Mac OSX. It can also be played on any device or player that supports HLS streaming.

    Here is a simple code example:
    <html> 
    <head> 
    <title>test</title> 
    </head>
    <body> 
    <video controls src="http://[WOWZA-SERVER-IP]:1935/vod/mp4:sample.mp4/playlist.m3u8"> 
    </video> 
    </body>
    </html>
    Also, you will find more information about the state of HTML 5, and alternative player technologies in this informative forum post:
    Can wowza stream to HTML 5 player?

    In particular Daren's comments at the end of the post.

    I hope this helps answer your question.

    Kind regards,

    Salvadore

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    Thank you so much for all your help. I'm sorry that I wasn't quite fluent in my description. What I failed to mention is that I'm already using Flowplayer. As a matter of fact it has a code that supports Apple HTML Live Streaming through Wowza. What I was referring to is Adaptive Streaming and the lack of the browsers to support it. I tried using MPEG-DASH but it is only supported in Chrome. So I was wondering if there is or there will be any other way in order to support more browsers. I've read the thread so I saw that this is impossible for now. I hope that it will be possible in the future.

    Regards,

    Alia
    Last edited by alia80; 02-10-2015 at 01:27 AM.

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    Hi,
    It really is up to the browsers to provide this support. The Safari browser provides HLS support through HTML5, but other browsers don't, but with the addition of a third party player most browsers can play adaptive streams. It's just unfortunate that browser manufacturers haven't provided built-in players that can support adaptive streaming for one or more of the popular streaming formats.

    Daren

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