Broadcasting for Mobiles from VideoWhisper Wowza Hosting
Different devices require different codecs and settings for the streaming.
Most VideoWhisper Wowza plans come already setup to support various formats but you need to publish in supported formats and playback from supported urls.
Flash applications currently encode in a standard format that is not accessible on most mobiles without flash support. External encoders and publishing multiple streams may be required to support multiple devices. For streaming existing video, these would need to be compressed at different bitrates to support different devices.
VideoWhisper Wowza plans come with predefined rtmp addresses for:
- publishing: rtmp://YourIP/YourAccount
- low latency chat: rtmp://YourIP/YourAccount-chat
- publishing + archiving: rtmp://YourIP/YourAccount-archive
- recording: rtmp://YourIP/YourAccount-record
- exporting: rtmp://YourIP/YourAccount-x
Also a web account is provided to access streams by ftp/http as needed and to host website and/or video processing scripts.
Streams are recorded, archived, played back from /home/YourAccount/public_html/streams
Read these guides:
- Playback devices that work with Wowza Media Server (mobile, set-top, desktop)
- Apple iOS Recommended Encoding Settings for HTTP Live Streaming Media
- How to publish and play a live stream (RTMP based encoder)
- RTSP streaming troubleshooting guide (RTSP/RTP playback)
How to use:
– If you publish a stream StreamName in Apple iOS supported format (with external encoder) use rtmp://YourIP/YourAccount-x and stream should be available with http://YourIP:1935/YourAccount-x/StreamName/playlist.m3u8 .
– To stream a sample.mp4 file to Apple iOS, upload it to /home/YourAccount/public_html/streams , open http://YourIP:1935/YourAccount/mp4:sample.mp4/playlist.m3u8 on iOS.
– For RTSP/RTP encoder only, username and password are provided.
Contact VideoWhisper if you need additional assistance.
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