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Developer Guide (API Version 2016-09-07)

Playing the Live Stream in a Web Application

Wowza Media Services provides online example player web pages that you can use to play the live stream from your Wowza Streaming Engine distribution. These players can help you verify that your streaming stack has been set up correctly. You can use the same streaming manifest URLs for other players that support the streaming protocol that you want to use.

Perform the applicable procedure to get the embed code that you will include in your web page for the live stream.

Note

Wait at least 30 seconds after you perform the applicable procedure in Setting Up an Encoder to Publish a Live Stream before following the steps below to play the stream.

To play your live HDS stream on Adobe Flash Player via CloudFront

  1. Open the AWS CloudFormation console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloudformation/.

  2. Select the stack for live HTTP streaming.

  3. On the AWS CloudFormation console, choose the Outputs tab.

  4. Copy the value of the PlaybackHDSURL key, for example, http://d111111abcdef8.cloudfront.net/livecf/myStream/manifest.f4m.

  5. Go to the Flash HTTP Player example web page on the Wowza website, paste the URL that you copied in the preceding step into the Stream field, and choose Connect.

To play your live HLS stream on an Apple or other device via CloudFront

  1. Open the AWS CloudFormation console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloudformation/.

  2. Select the stack for live streaming.

  3. In the AWS CloudFormation console, choose the Outputs tab.

  4. Copy the value of the PlaybackHLSURL key, for example, http://d111111abcdef8.cloudfront.net/livecf/myStream/playlist.m3u8.

  5. Using one of the following applications, go to the iOS/Mac OS X example web page on the Wowza website, paste the URL that you copied in the preceding step into the Stream field, and then choose Connect:

    • Safari web browser on a computer running Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6) or later

    • QuickTime Player 10.x or later on a computer running Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6) or later

    • Safari web browser on an Apple iOS device

To play your Live Smooth Stream via CloudFront

  1. Open the AWS CloudFormation console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloudformation/.

  2. Select the stack for live streaming.

  3. In the AWS CloudFormation console, choose the Outputs tab.

  4. Copy the value of the PlaybackSmoothURL key, for example, http://d111111abcdef8.cloudfront.net/livecf/myStream/Manifest.

  5. Go to the Silverlight Player example web page on the Wowza website, paste the URL that you copied in the previous step into the Stream field, and then choose Connect.

Next: Deleting an AWS CloudFormation Stack for Live Streaming.