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Using Wowza Streaming Engine and our wowza control panel to Live Camera Restream

The option Live Camera Restream, on our wowza control panel is used for IP cameras, the output of IP camera is normally RTSP or RTP ( example: rtsp://[camera-ip-address]:554/axis-media/media.amp ).

This format RTP or RTSP is useless for players, by using our wowza server and the Live Camera Re-Stream we convert this signal for playback on all supported player technologies. Some cameras are not supported, please open a ticket and email us the rtsp or rtp for us to check if it works on our wowza servers.

After you order you receive an email with the wowza control panel URL, username (the email) and the password. Login to the wowza control panel and click on to enter the service overview.

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the service overview of IP Camera Re-Stream is shown on the image below:

On the right menu, there are some links, Configure, restart, stop, and reporting.

Reporting will give you information on the videos seen, traffic, connections and so on. On the top menu there are some links which provide information on how many viewers you have online which countries and bandwidth used.

Click on “Configure” and then Plugin. On “Shoutcast / Icecast / IPCAM URL” replace http://localhost:8000 with your IP Camera URL, it should be a rtsp or rtp, (ex: rtsp://[camera-ip-address]:554/axis-media/media.amp )

You have to restart the service, at the bottom click “Update Configuration”

After restart the system will take you back to the service overview. Now click “Media Player” on the top menu grab the player code and paste it on your site.

For further instructions on how to use our wowza control panel check the links below:

1- Live streaming

2- TV Station

3- Ondemand Streaming

4- IP Camera Re-Streaming

Ondemand Video Streaming on our Wowza control panel

After you order ondemand streaming you will receive an email with the wowza control panel URL, your username (your email) and a password. Login to the control panel and click on to go to the overview of your server:

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your server overview will look like the image below.

There are a number of links on the right menu, configure, restart, stop, reporting, Build Playlist, File manager and player links.

I suggest you don’t make any changes on the configuration, the important buttons are “File Manager” were you upload your video files, and “Build Playlist” were you create a playlist and access the 2 players we offering, a flash player and a HTML player.

Reporting will give you information on the videos seen, traffic, connections and so on. On the top menu there are some links which provide information on how many viewers you have online which countries and bandwidth used.

Click on File Manager to upload or drag your videos to the server. Videos must be in flv or mp4 format. You can use a ftp software to upload the videos, but the but click on the video and drag it to the server is probably easier.

Now go back to the server overview and click on “Build Playlist”

click on create a playlist,

enter your playlist name, ex. playlist1 and click “continue”

click on the videos and with the mouse move your available Media from the right to the left which will be your playlist.

When adding the videos you will see on the left the videos uploaded “Available Media” and you need to move the ones you want to the right “Build Your Playlist” some videos may have a exclamation mark, that means the bitrate on the video is higher then the allowed on your package, you better delete these videos from the server and convert them again with the correct bitrate.

Save the playlist and now you can click on the player links, you have 2 options, Flash Player and HTML Player, I suggest you use the HTML Player, nicer and it works on mobile devices also.

Html Player has 2 options, static and dynamic, static every time you add or change your playlist you will have to grab the code and paste it again on your site. the Dynamic player any changes you make on the playlist will show immediately on your site player.

and the flash player:

For further instructions on how to use our wowza control panel check the links below:

1- Live streaming

2- TV Station

3- Ondemand Streaming

4- IP Camera Re-Streaming

Live Stream with our wowza control panel and FMLE

After you login to your wowza control panel and click on and you enter the new page with the rtmp info.

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live streaming wowza control panel

You can see the FMS URL which is the rtmp and stream name and password, you have to enter this on your FMLE:

then click connect and a little windows comes up, for username enter the stream name and the respective password which you copied from the wowza control panel.

select your camera and enter your bitrate, if your account is 560kbps be sure that on the fmle you slightly below it, for video and audio. Now click  Start:

Go back to the wowza control panel, click Media Player to get your jwplayer and paste it on your site, you ready to go.

For further instructions on how to use our wowza control panel check the links below:

1- Live streaming

2- TV Station

3- Ondemand Streaming

4- IP Camera Re-Streaming

Options while ordering wowza server

While ordering Wowza Streaming Engine on our billing system there are 4 options:

1- Live streaming, which as it says it is for live streaming or live broadcasts, perfect for broadcasting live events, sports, church events, weddings.

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2- TV Station,  perfect for TV stations having the option to upload videos and create schedules and playlists schedule at a predetermined time.  At any time this schedule can be interrupted for live broadcasts.

3- Ondemand Streaming, with the option to upload videos and create playlists.

4- Live Camera Restream, used for IP cameras, the output of IP camera is normally RTSP or RTP ( example: rtsp://[camera-ip-address]:554/axis-media/media.amp ).

This format RTP or RTSP is useless for players, by using our wowza server and the Live Camera Re-Stream we convert this signal for playback on all supported player technologies. Some cameras are not supported, please open a ticket and email us the rtsp or rtp for us to check if it works on our wowza servers.

 

New Wowza Media Server released

Wowza released their new version of Wowza Media Server newly called Wowza Streaming Engine. This is version 4 of Wowza’s flagship product and has a number of important updates and for the first time a browser-based management portal, called Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, which enables users to configure, monitor and measure streams and system resources in real time from any computer, tablet or mobile phone.

Another improvement is that you don’t need to manually tune the wowza on production servers, tunning is done from the Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, in a simple and intuitive manner.

The way to start and restart wowza also as changed, the command “service WowzaMediaServer start” replaced with “service WowzaStreamingEngine start” and the Manager as to be started also with the command “service WowzaStreamingEngineManager start”. The location of Wowza is changed from /usr/local/WowzaMediaServer to /usr/local/WowzaStreamingEngine.

More important app’s used on wowza media 3 will not work well on the new wowza version 4, this could be a setback on upgrading, for the moment Hosting Marketers will wait a while before we upgrade our servers.

The press release is here, the quickstart guide is here and you can grab the software itself from here.