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 .

Live Streaming v2 by VideoWhisper

VideoWhisper.com upgraded the Live Streaming application bringing several improvements and optimizations requested by users.

Live Broadcast

Some of the improvements:

  • advanced webcam settings (change realtime resolution, framerate, audio rate)
  • fullscreen button for video watching interface
  • fullscreen on click for embedded plain video stream interface
  • generate updated jpg snapshots for each live stream
  • timers (displayed on each interface depending on settings) can be used to control access, integrate in pay per view systems
  • multiple new options and parameters passed from script side

Also some RTMP application improvements should be mentioned like external player support and live video archiving as FLV for the Red5 application.

Upgrades are available for download on VideoWhisper.com and do not involve any costs for free or paid licenses.

First edition available with the upgrade is the PHP edition. The rest should follow shortly.