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    Default VOD - Playback of files without extension

    Hey Im looking into using WOWZA as a VOD system. Currently have live streams being ingested through a separate process and this process stores the files as a single MPEG2/AAC file but does not define a "container" or extension on the files. I can play these files back through VLC but WOWZA seems unable to playback the file. Is the software incapable of doing what im looking for?

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    Hello there.

    Have you tried added the prefix mp4: and suffix .mp4 to the stream name in the playback URL? For example:
    rtmp://[ip-address]/vod/_definst_/mp4:some-file.mp4
    This may play the files. If not you can follow this guide to encode them:
    How to encode video on demand content

    Regards,

    Salvadore
    Last edited by salvadore; 07-15-2015 at 04:02 PM. Reason: typo in code block

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    Quote Originally Posted by salvadore View Post
    Hello there.

    Have you tried added the prefix mp4: and suffix .mp4 to the stream name in the playback URL? For example:
    rtmp://[ip-address]/vod/_defisnt_/mp4:some-file.mp4
    This may play the files. If not you can follow this guide to encode them:
    How to encode video on demand content

    Regards,

    Salvadore

    Unfortunately encoding is not going to be possible as the amount being ingested is too much (think terabytes an hour). I have tried previously what you listed above and tried naming the files as such but to no avail. If i did reencode the files they would play back but thats not an option.

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    Here are the Wowza specifications

    Beyond that I am not sure what else to suggest.

    Regards,

    Salvadore

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