My goal is to create a looping pseudo-live stream based on a dynamic playlist of video files (with captioning). The resulting stream needs to be multibitrate HLS. I'm currently accomplishing this using an external streamer which generates the required renditions and delivers them to wowza via rtmp, but playlist updates are not dynamic. Based on my searches, I see wowza is natively capable of doing what I need using the Transcoder, ModuleStreamPublisher and ServerListenerStreamPublisher. I would like to know if anybody has come up with a user friendly app (or front end) which allows for dynamic playlist functionality using the above mentioned modules. Based on forum posts I see a lot of people interested in a similar solution. In my scenario I would like the app to be capable of submitting the playlist to two or more wowza servers so they run relatively in sync.
I found a post that suggested that previous versions of the transcoder stripped closed captioning - not sure if that has been fixed.
Thanks in advance!