I've got a web app to which users upload videos in various formats. A lot of mobile mov and mp4 files (iOS and android), but a fair amount of wmv, mpeg, mkv, flv... from the pc users.
I'm obviously trying to build a generic streaming platform that will let all these different users stream each others videos on the device they like. Simple use-case right ? Something meny like me must be trying to setup... but there isn't any full tutorial that explain how to proceed and how to convert files to have the best results & performances in wowza.
So I'asking here and will try to build one :-)
Note: I'm ready to get rid of flash, so rtmp doesn't matter much to me at the moment.
That means I need wowza to be able to stream flawlessly in MPEG-Dash, HLS and mobiles (to use the enginemanager terminology). My problem is I can't seem to find a way to convert/encode all these files in a format that works with all the streaming protocols.
I've got wowza running, a linux box with ffmpeg 2.5.8 & Handbrake (I can set up any version of these)... so I'm pretty flexible.
Now how should I proceed ? I've read a lot of posts about how to encode files, some old posts, some new, none of them describe a global process to deal with files coming from different sources.
So how should I convert my user files ? Should I encode all of them in mp4-h264 ? Should I generate 1 file or different files for each streaming technology ? Should I use ffmpeg or handbrake ?
I don't necessarily want ffmpeg commands right away (tested lots of commands during the last few days), I'm more interested in the flow / process to get the best of wowza.