Can anyone please tell me how can I play http live streaming from FMLE 3.2 to Flash player, iphone, ipdad, HTML5 player, Android and other devices?
I have tried my best to play live streaming usine FMLE 3.2 with help of "http://help.adobe.com/en_US/flashmediaserver/devguide/WSd391de4d9c7bd6 09-52e437a812a3725dfa0-8000.html" but not able to play video using HTTP.
When I tried to play url- "http://localhost/hds-live/livepkgr/_definst_/liveevent/livestream.f4m" even in in Strobe Media Player it was showing "Buffering" that's it. But I can play same RTMP URL in Flash AS3 using the netstream very fine.
Now I want to test the livepkgr content via HTTP to Flash Player, HTML5 Player (on Web browser and smartphones), iphone and other devices.
Can you just do a couple of checks for me?
1) Before you publish a stream please delete the streams folder under livestream and the .stream file under livestream/events/_definst_/liveevent, restart your server and then try.
2) Are the f4f fragments being created? After you publish you need to check under livepkgr/streams/_definst_/livestream (if you're publishing to livestream).
3) Instead of localhost can you just try with the server ip?
4) Also what version of FMS and Flash Player are you using?
'livestream%i?adbe-live-event' is used for MBR streams, where when you publish 3 streams, FMLE publishes them as livestream1, livestream2 and livestream3. As you have only one stream selected, only livestream1 is being published. However, when you're playing back, you're playing back as livestream instead of livestream1.
Try publishing as 'livestream?adbe-live-event' and then playback using "http://localhost/hds-live/livepkgr/_definst_/liveevent/livestream.f4m".
Let me know if this solves the problem.
Yes you are right. But it should show the .f4m and .m3u8 file inside the foler livestream1 folder.
I have tested it with single stream also "livestream?adbe-live-event=liveevent" and it is not showing any .f4m and .m3u8 files inside the livestream folder.
The .f4m and .m3u8 files are created on the disk. They are generated on the fly as and when requests come to the server. You can try requesting the .f4m/.m3u8 file in your browser (not player) and verify.
I have checked all the methods but not able to see live video over http on
flash in web browser also. I don't know what is the miskatake I am doing.
I am sending you all the snapshot images and AS3 code also so that you can
check it thoroughly. If you are not able to download the attached files
then please download it from below location -
Sorry typo in my previous message. .f4m and .m3u8 files are NOT written on the disk. They are generated on the fly.
Let me have a look at the code you have sent and I'll get back to you.
1) About playback - After following the steps I've mentioned above, can you publish and try to play the live stream in the Strobe Media Player. If playback is not happening can you check the Apache logs (under root_install/Apache2.2/logs) to see if any error is being logged.
2) About the client, Netstream class is traditionally used for rtmp playback. Netstream.play() cannot directly be used to play HTTP streams. I'll investigate and see how you can do this but, I would suggest you use the Spark VideoPlayer available in Adobe Flex (AS3 based). It is easy to use and gives you advanced functionalities. You can download Flex from here (http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex.html). You can find more information about the VideoPlayer here (http://help.adobe.com/en_US/flex/using/WSc78f87379113c38b-669905c51221 a3b97af-8000.html)
Hope this helps.
I have checkd in Strobe Media player also and found it is showing "Buffering.." but not playing. As you told me to see error logs so please find the error logs below -
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:19 2012] [info] mod_unique_id: using ip addr 18.104.22.168
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:20 2012] [info] mod_jithttp - FMS installation path: "C:/Program Files/Adobe/Flash Media Server 4.5/"
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:20 2012] [info] mod_unique_id: using ip addr 22.214.171.124
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:21 2012] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ...
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:21 2012] [notice] Digest: done
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:21 2012] [notice] Apache/2.2.17 (Win32) DAV/2 configured -- resuming normal operations
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:21 2012] [notice] Server built: Oct 18 2010 01:58:12
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:21 2012] [notice] Parent: Created child process 3816
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:21 2012] [info] mod_jithttp - FMS installation path: "C:/Program Files/Adobe/Flash Media Server 4.5/"
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:21 2012] [info] mod_unique_id: using ip addr 126.96.36.199
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:22 2012] [info] mod_jithttp - FMS installation path: "C:/Program Files/Adobe/Flash Media Server 4.5/"
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:22 2012] [info] mod_unique_id: using ip addr 188.8.131.52
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:23 2012] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ...
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:23 2012] [notice] Digest: done
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:23 2012] [notice] Child 3816: Child process is running
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:23 2012] [info] Parent: Duplicating socket 268 and sending it to child process 3816
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:23 2012] [notice] Child 3816: Acquired the start mutex.
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:23 2012] [notice] Child 3816: Starting 250 worker threads.
[Tue Jun 26 16:20:23 2012] [notice] Child 3816: Starting thread to listen on port 8134.
Please check the above logs.
Regarding using the "Spark VideoPlayer" I will use it but are you sure it will play my live streaming video *.f4m video? I know *.f4v is mp4 codec and it is working very well using the NetStream class in Flash AS3 and as you gave me the URL for Spark Video Player they have used *.f4v video as a sample.
Humble request you you to please find out the best solution and give me that. Because I am not satisfied with any one of your answer because most of the things I have already done it.
It's difficult to debug an issue when you don't have access to the machine and you can't see what's happening, so I request you to please have a little patience.
For playback just check the following steps and make sure if you have followed them :
1) Delete the streams folder and any .stream file in the livepkgr
2) Restart FMS
3) Make sure you have a crossdomain.xml under root_install/webroot
4) Publish a stream from FMLE as 'livestream?adbe-live-event=liveevent'
5) Use this player to playback the stream : http://osmf.org/dev/2.0gm/StrobeMediaPlayback.html?src=http://<your-ip>/hds-live/livepkgr/_definst_/liveevent/livestream.f4m
If there is no playback, here are some checks you can do :
1) Request for the http://<your-ip>/hds-live/livepkgr/_definst_/liveevent/livestream.f4m in your browser. You should receive an xml that looks something like this :
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<bootstrapInfo profile="named" url="../../../streams/livepkgr/events/_definst_/liveevent/livestream. bootstrap" id="bootstrap7158" />
<media streamId="livestream" url="../../../streams/livepkgr/events/_definst_/liveevent/livestream" bootstrapInfoId="bootstrap7158">
2) Check the access log under Apache to see if the .f4m, .bootstrap and Frag files have been requested and delivered. If a particular entry has a status code of 200 then the file has been served by FMS. You can confirm the same on the client side using a software like fiddler.
Coming to the player issue, a playback of *f4v via the vod directive is a progressive download, whereas playback of an *f4m file via hds-vod is HTTP streaming.
I have personally used Spark VideoPlayer and hence suggested the same.
You need to add a component like :
<s:VideoPlayer width="100%" height="30%" chromeColor="#CCCCCC" color="#000000"
Let me know if any of these suggestions help.
Thanka a lot for your kind co-operation. Finally I can play the .f4m video in "
But same time when I am trying the video in embeded video player in local page it is not working. But it is helpful for me as of now.
Second we have to test the same in HTML5 and iphone.
Can you please suggest me how can I do that? I am using the videojs.com open source HTML5 player. Please suggest me for HTML5, Android and iphone.
Many thanks for your help.
Gald to hear that the playback is working
Coming to the VideoPlayer, can you tell me what is the problem you're facing?
If you have flex builder, then just open a new project and add this in the mxml file :
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
xmlns:mx="library://ns.adobe.com/flex/mx" minWidth="955" minHeight="600">
<!-- Place non-visual elements (e.g., services, value objects) here -->
Just this much is enough to create a VideoPlayer and playback the stream. You can then add functionality as you require. Let me know if this helps.
On iPhone you need to use a HLS stream. For the same stream being published (as this is an unencrypted stream), make a request as so in your Safari browser on iPhone :
For Android you can compile a simple player for AIR in flex builder and then check playback with that.
Thanks a lot for your help. It is working now as expected in Strobe Media Player. Can you please tell me how can I play this video in HTML5 individual player?
Please suggest me and if would be better if you can give me any sample code.
You can play HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) in HTML 5 by creating a HTML page witha video tag pointing to the m3u8. Something like this :
<video src="http://,your-ip>/hls-live/livepkgr/_definst_/livestream/livestream.m3u8" controls autoplay height="640" width="360">
Hope this helps.
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<title>Video.js | HTML5 Video Player</title>
<!-- Chang URLs to wherever Video.js files will be hosted -->
<link href="video-js.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
<!-- video.js must be in the <head> for older IEs to work. -->
<!-- Unless using the CDN hosted version, update the URL to the Flash SWF -->
_V_.options.flash.swf = "video-js.swf";
<video id="example_video_1" class="video-js vjs-default-skin" controls preload="none" width="640" height="264"
<source src="http://qthttp.apple.com.edgesuite.net/1010qwoeiuryfg/sl.m3u8" type='video/mp4' />
<!-- <source src="http://video-js.zencoder.com/oceans-clip.mp4" type='video/mp4' /> Working fine -->
<source src="http://video-js.zencoder.com/oceans-clip.mp4" type='video/mp4' />
<track kind="captions" src="captions.vtt" srclang="en" label="English" />
I'm unable to download from thw link you've provided. But I tried a simple video playback on my end and it worked for me :
<link href="http://vjs.zencdn.net/c/video-js.css" rel="stylesheet">
<video id="my_video_1" class="video-js vjs-default-skin" controls
preload="auto" width="640" height="264" poster="my_video_poster.png"
<source src="http://qthttp.apple.com.edgesuite.net/1010qwoeiuryfg/sl.m3u8" type='video/mp4'>
Please try this and let me know if it works for you.
Same code I am added in html page but it is not working at my end. Can you please check this link also if it is working at your end.
Please suggest which browser you are using in pc?
Ok fine let me check it and will get back to you.
I have one more question regarding .f4m. Can you please tell me we can use http dynamic streaming over flash player or any other plateform also.
Request you to please tell me all devices name operating systerm if any and browser where I can use it directly.
You can use HTTP Dynamic Streaming over Flash Player. You can download flash player from here : http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html. You can find the details of the platforms that is supported by Flash player here : http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/tech-specs.html
Flash Player on devices is not recommended. Instead use Adobe AIR and AIR based applications. Read about AIR here : http://www.overdigital.com/2012/01/09/the-ultimate-guide-to-understand ing-advanced-video-delivery-with-air-for-mobile/
Thanks a lot for your help!
So it means single air application can work for all devices or we should use different different AIR project for different devices. It would be better if you can give me any reference for device detection when html page load. So that I can decice what is the current device details and accordingly I will decide the platform to play the video?
I am developing the application and will get back to you if I feel any issue.
Many thanks for your help and happy from your quick response.
A single AIR application will work for all your Android devices. You can similarly create an iOS application for all iOS devices or use HTML5 like above.
In actionscript you can check for the system and runtime of the client usinf the capabilities class. See more information here : http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/fla sh/system/Capabilities.html
Also you can find some basic tutorials to build Android and iOS apps using Flex builder, that might help, here : http://www.lynda.com/Flash-Builder-4-5-tutorials/Building-Android-and- iOS-Applications-with-Flex/80254-2.html
Hope this helps.
I just want to know about HTTP dynamic streaming. Can you please tell me how it is switching to higher stream on the base of bandwidth.
In Flash FMS he is checking the current bandwidth by requresting netconnection.call methods but don't know about .m3u8 for HTML5 player.
Request you to please tell me the how it works HTTP Dynamic streaming for HTML5 player and .m3u8 extention in iPhone and Mac.
I'm not sure I understand your question completely, so could you please elaborate?
In HTTP Dynamic streaming the client player detects the bandwidth available at the client and requests the most appropriate stream for the given condition.
For Multi-bitrate we need either a set-level F4M (HDS) or M3U8 (HLS) file that contain the URLs to the stream-level manifest file and the bit rate information for each stream in a multi-bitrate set. The client switches between streams based on the bitrate information in this file. You can see how to create these files here :
Hope this helps.
I need one more help! Can you please tell me how can I play HTTP Live Streaming on Blackberry? Request you to please give me any player sample or sample code for palyer or help tutorial where i can get complete guide.
I have the option of Adobe AIR but i want to paly the video using HTML5 player in Blackberry. Please suggest.
If I am using the Adobe AIR then how can i put it on website from where user can download and install Adobe AIR video player for live streaming. Please help.
hello im having issues doing what you are
i have been using jw player on my website doing live video streaming using adobe fms 4.5 and fmle 3.2 can we please talk cause i wish to have support on iphone ipad and other devices as well since flash is slowly dying my skype is bluraymakulit i would love help on how to configure this please and thank you
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