Playback RTMP with JW Player

You can publish a rtmp stream to a rtmp address and then playback with an external player like JWPlayer.
If you publish StreamName to rtmp address rtmp://your-rtmp-address-here then you will need to configure JW Player:
var flashvars = { file: StreamName.flv, streamer: rtmp://your-rtmp-address-here, autostart:”true”, type:”rtmp”}

 

Webcam video streams can be published from web with a video Live Streaming broadcasting script. With the VideoWhisper Live Streaming soulution, StreamName is channel name (in example Studio586). Important: As latest VideoWhisper solutions also support P2P streaming, these need to be configured with alwaysRTMP=1 parameter in their _login.php or equivalent script so streams are always published to RTMP server.

 

If you want to publish for other devices special encoders and codecs would be required. Using an external encoder you can encode with codecs and settings not available in browser flash player (due to flash limitations). Not all encoders and versions are compatible with all rtmp servers and versions. Some require special configuration and usage instructions.

Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder can be used for Adobe Media Interactive server and is also reported to work with Wowza.

Wowza & Wirecast documentation and support is available for Wowza Media Server hosting.

 

Note that when publishing H.264, video player should be configured to play StreamName.mp4 instead of StreamName.flv .

Use JW Player to play VideoWhisper application streams

With the latest VideoWhisper rtmp applications versions, webmasters can enable external player support (both for FMIS and Red5).  This can be enabled from  RTMP Application Settings.

You need to have allowPlayers=true for FMIS or acceptPlayers=true for Red5 . These settings are turned on by default.

This will allow playing a stream published by a VideoWhisper flash application like Live Streaming with an external player like JW Player.

Demo:

Publish a stream from Live Streaming Demo (i.e. Studio1) and then view it on JW Player. Update channel name in link if you’re using a different one.

VideoWhisper solutions publish regular rtmp streams that can be played with JW Player as per their docs.
Just make sure you fill the videowhisper rtmp address as streamer and user name / channel name + “.flv” as file.

Important: As latest VideoWhisper solutions also support P2P streaming, these need to be configured with alwaysRTMP=1 parameter in their _login.php or equivalent script so streams are always published to RTMP. Because of this, demo above is disabled (to prevent heavy rtmp usage on public install), but you can use sample code in your own installs.

 

 

Here is the code to embed JW Player:

<?
include(“settings.php”);
$stream=$_GET[‘n’];
?>
<object id=”player” classid=”clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000″ name=”player” width=”328″ height=”260″>
<param name=”movie” value=”player.swf” />
<param name=”allowfullscreen” value=”true” />
<param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always” />
<param name=”flashvars” value=”file=<?=
urlencode($stream)?>.flv&streamer=<?=urlencode($rtmp_server)?>&autostart=true” />
<object type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” data=”player.swf” width=”328″ height=”260″>
<param name=”movie” value=”player.swf” />
<param name=”allowfullscreen” value=”true” />
<param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always” />
<param name=”flashvars” value=”file=<?=
urlencode($stream)?>.flv&streamer=<?=urlencode($rtmp_server)?>&autostart=true” />
<p><a href=”http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer”>Get Flash</a> to see this player.</p>
</object>
</object>

Also this code could be used for playing a Studio1 stream broadcaster with VideoWhisper Live Streaming. Make sure you have swobject.js and player-viral.swf in that folder.

<script type='text/javascript' src='swfobject.js'></script> <div id='mediaspace'>This text will be replaced</div> <script type='text/javascript'> var so = new SWFObject('player-viral.swf','mpl','320','320','9'); so.addParam('allowfullscreen','true'); so.addParam('allowscriptaccess','always'); so.addParam('wmode','opaque'); so.addVariable('file','Studio1.flv'); so.addVariable('volume','5'); so.addVariable('streamer','rtmp://your-rtmp-server/videowhisper'); so.addVariable('autostart','true'); so.addVariable('quality','false'); so.write('mediaspace'); </script>

JW Player Demo

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