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Setting up Wowza | RED5 | Mod_h264
Posted by - NA -, Last modified by Mark [Elevated X Support] on 22 April 2015 12:21 PM

Setting up Wowza/RED5/Mod_h264:

Wowza/RED5/Mod_h264 support is already coded into 3.2 and 4.0 templates.  Here's how to configure it.

Step 1) Have your host set up a Wowza/RED5 URL such as rtmp://members.yoursite.com/foldername/ where members.yoursite.com is the domain you wish to host your Wowza/RED5 server and foldername is the folder you want set up to server the content.

Your host should set this up so that /foldername/ goes maps to the document root of your website.  Do NOT have them link directly to your /content/upload/ or /content/ directory or else your streaming will not work.  Also, if your members area is set up within a subfolder (e.g: yoursite.com/members/), have them link to the folder above your members folder.

Step 2) On the Admin Panel, click Plug-Ins.  Under Template Fields, click Manage.

Step 3a) Follow these steps if you're using Wowza or RED5

Under the Flash Player Settings, the following variables that need changing here:
 a) flashmoviestreamer: Change this value to your wowza/RED5 URL (e.g: rtmp://mysite.com/folder/).
 b) flashmovietype: Change this value to rtmp.
 c) flashmp4streamer: Change this value to your wowza/RED5 URL (e.g: rtmp://mysite.com/folder/).
 d) flashmp4type: Change this value to rtmp.

Step 3b) Follow these steps if you're using mod_h264


Under the Flash Player Settings, the following variables that need changing here:
 a) flashmp4streamer: Change this value so that it is blank.
 b) flashmp4type: Change this value to lighttpd.

Customizing Flash Player Appearance:

Within Plugins -> Template Fields -> Manage -> Flash Player Settings, the following settings affect the look and feel of the flash player.

flashvarsfrontcolor: Color of all icons and texts in the controlbar and playlist.
flashvarsbackcolor: Background color of the controlbar and playlist. This is white with the default skin.
flashvarslightcolor: Color of an icon or text when you rollover it with the mouse.
flashvarsscreencolor: Background color of the display

Content Protection:

Since Wowza/RED5 is a RTMP media delivery server, it is no longer necessary to make flv / mp4 files available through your web server.  You can specifically block out file types by adding the following to your .htaccess file:

<filesMatch "\.(mp4|flv)$">
deny from all
</filesMatch>

This will prevent these type of files from being downloadable within your members area.

Protect Wowza Stream

Elevated X supports protection of the Wowza Stream like so:

rtmp://mysites.com/members/?key=<?php . md5($_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] . "MY_SECRET_KEY") ?>

Here's how you can set this up:

1) Your flashmp4streamer will look like this:

rtmp://mysites.com/members/?key=##WOWZASECRETKEY##

2) Within cmsinclude.ini.php, you'll need to add this line:

WOWZASECRETKEY="MY_SECRET_KEY"

In this case, MY_SECRET_KEY should be replaced with the secret key your host has set up.

 

 

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