Hosting Marketers & wowza hosting

Hosting Marketers has started offering on all its hosting plans including hybrid servers wowza hosting. Wowza has the advantage of red5 that it can stream to Apple devices, iphones and iPads.

Stream Types

In Wowza Media Server 3, MediaStreams represent an incoming or outgoing stream of video, audio or metadata. Wowza Server provides a mechanism for defining custom server-side MediaStream implementations or stream types. These stream types are configured using the Streams/StreamType property in the Application.xml file. The following table lists the more commonly used stream types and their intended use (for a complete list, consult the User’s Guide):

  • default: Video on demand streaming of static Flash media, H.264/AAC and MP3 content
  • record: Video recording
  • live: Publish and play live video content (best for one-to-many streaming of live events)
  • live-lowlatency: Publish and play live video content (best for one-to-one or one-to-few video/audio chat applications)
  • live-record: Same as live plus content will be recorded
  • shoutcast: Audio re-streaming of a SHOUTcast/Icecast MP3 or AAC+ audio stream
  • shoutcast-record: Same as shoutcast plus content will be recorded
  • liverepeater-origin: Origin stream type used by live stream repeater to deliver a single streaming using origin/edge configuration
  • liverepeater-edge: Edge stream type used by live stream repeater to deliver a single stream using origin/edge configuration
  • rtp-live: Re-streaming of an RTSP/RTP, native RTP or MPEG-TS stream
  • rtp-live-record: Same as rtp-live plus content will be recorded

 

Supported Media

Wowza Media Server 3 supports the following media file formats: FLV (Flash Video), MP4 (QuickTime container) and MP3 content (see table below for common file extensions). To play video on demand content, the proper prefix must be prepended to the file name to create a stream name. For example to play the MP4 file mycoolvideo.mov use the stream name mp4:mycoolvideo.mov. The following table lists the more common file type prefixes (for a complete list consult the User’s Guide):

  • flv: FLV (Flash Video – this is the default media type so the qualifier and the file extension can be omitted)

    Example: “flv:mycoolvideo.flv”

  • mp4: MP4 (QuickTime container – .mp4, .f4v, .mov, .m4v, .mp4a, .3gp, and .3g2)

    Example: “mp4:mycoolvideo.mov”

  • mp3: MP3 (.mp3)

    Example: “mp3:mycoolsong.mp3”

  • smil: SMIL (XML files used to configure multi-bitrate streams – .smil)

Please visit Wowza Hosting for more information.

streaming videos using red5 rtmp and the strobe player

Most of our customers who want to stream videos on their site already have their videos, in this case we prepare a rtmp with a link to a folder we create on the customer account (public_html).

The folder is normally called streams, the customer uploads his videos files in flv format to this folder.

After that we deploy the customized rtmp on the red5 server.
rtmp:/server_IP/account_username
this rtmp can use for live broadcasts or to stream, at any time the customer can upload more videos or delete them.

Now it is time to prepare the player, we will use abobe strobe player and we can configure at:

http://www.osmf.org/configurator/fmp/#

if for example the name of the video file is onetest.flv
on the settings of the player we will add the rtmp plus the video file together:
rtmp:/server_IP/account_username/onetest.flv

now click preview and a code is generated, paste this code on any site and that’s it, you have a player and a video ready to be streamed.

on this site http://www.osmf.org/configurator/fmp/#  you can also make a player for a live broadcast, using the same rtmp, but this time no video file in front, but the name of the stream which be anything as long as it is the same on the player and the one you use on the encoder.
rtmp:/server_IP/account_username/live

then you would have to use the encoder, the best one is the one on our site:
http://hosting-marketers.com/wmle/

enter the rtmp and the stream click connect and then choose your settings, start from lower and then increase until you find the settings with better results.
For more information visit, Streaming Video Hosting