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Streaming Multiple Live Events to 1 EC2 Instance

May 14, 2013 2:19 PM

Tags: #flash #streaming #live_streaming #amazon #multiple_live_events

Hello, we are new to the Flash Media Server world.  We are using this with Amazon EC2 integration.  We currently have a need to stream multiple streams from various locations at the same live event.  We have 3 stages we need to stream at a music festival.  How can we utlize streaming these different stages to one EC2 instance running Flash Media Server?  Currently it seems we are only able to generate one .m3u8 file with the cloudformation template.  Ultimately we'd like to have a playlist in our end player where our subscribers can access the multiple stages.  It seems this should be possible.  Any tutorials on how to do this with Amazon EC2, Cloudfront and Flash Media Server? 

 
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    May 14, 2013 3:29 PM   in reply to groovetempletv

    groovetempletv wrote:

     

    Hello, we are new to the Flash Media Server world.  We are using this with Amazon EC2 integration.  We currently have a need to stream multiple streams from various locations at the same live event.  We have 3 stages we need to stream at a music festival.  How can we utlize streaming these different stages to one EC2 instance running Flash Media Server?  Currently it seems we are only able to generate one .m3u8 file with the cloudformation template.  Ultimately we'd like to have a playlist in our end player where our subscribers can access the multiple stages.  It seems this should be possible.  Any tutorials on how to do this with Amazon EC2, Cloudfront and Flash Media Server? 

     

    I'm not sure if you can sent multiple streams with one cloudfront instance. But in self-hosted FMS on a dedicated, you would have more flexibility to publish many streams with simply changing your streamfile id.

     
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    Aug 19, 2013 1:26 AM   in reply to groovetempletv

    I just figured it out through hours of testing. Too simple actually.

     

    Create your amazon fms stack.

    in FMLE on each computer- make sure the stream has (anyname)?adbe-live-event=liveevent

    The ?adbe-live-event=liveevent  is the key.

    you can name the stream anything before the ? . (stage1?adbe-live-event=liveevent  on computer 1 , and  stage2?adbe-live-event=liveevent , on computer 2

    The rtmp address is your 1 instance or server /livepkgr from your cloudformation stack not your instance.

    (you must have this /livepkgr at the end of your rtmp. find it under cloud formation and the region you made it in.

    Then use what ever rtmp player and put the differant streamer names in with the same rtmp address.

     

     

    I use a player where clients can pick differant parts of an event broadcasting, just like your example.

    Best of luck.

    cartagenadaniel1973@gmail.com

     


     
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    Aug 19, 2013 1:37 AM   in reply to groovetempletv

    Just remember the size of your instance. I read somewhere that the amazon .xlarge can do 1000mbs. So more than 1000 viewers at 1mbs stream will crash you server theoretically.

    making multi FMS a better option. I think. I am new at this like you.

     
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