3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 28, 2014 8:06 AM by Petro O. Bochan RSS

    Flash Media Server 5 - VOD RTMP Streaming Failing in Subfolders

    thestonedonkey

      I've setup a default install of FMS5 and can get the sample.flv file to stream with no issues.  I can take my FLVs I wish to stream and put them in the /vod/media folder and stream those.  The problem I'm having is when I create a subfolder I can no longer access the file for streaming.

       

      The Path looks like this:

       

      /VOD/media/subfolder/lecture1/mediafile.flv

       

      I've tried

       

      rtmp://domain.com/VOD/_definst_/subfolder/lecture1/mediafile.flv

      rtmp://domain.com/VOD/subfolder/lecture1/mediafile.flv

       

      Neither seem to work, I've read through several threads that seem indicate _definst_ solves this problem but I can't seem to get that to work.

       

      Any ideas or help would be great.

       

      Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: Flash Media Server 5 - VOD RTMP Streaming Failing in Subfolders
          Petro O. Bochan CommunityMVP

          1.       Adobe Media Server 5 (not Flash Media Server 5)

           

          2.       I assume you are using SMP (OSMF) – when you stream FLV content, no need for .flv extension, so your path should be rtmp://204.61.223.xxx/vod/aaa/sample, not rtmp://204.61.223.xxx/vod/aaa/sample.flv. For mp4/f4v content, use this - rtmp://204.61.223.xxx/vod/mp4:/aaa/sample1_1500kbps.f4v.

          • 2. Re: Flash Media Server 5 - VOD RTMP Streaming Failing in Subfolders
            thestonedonkey Community Member

            Thanks, still can't seem to get it to stream here's what I have:

             

            The sample.flv file is in this path:

            C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Media Server 5\applications\vod\media\sample.flv

             

            My File is:

            C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Media Server 5\applications\vod\media\CPAExam\AUD.v18\MonB_020613_08\MonB_020613_08.flv

             

            These calls work:

            rtmp://lme-bisk.thomsonreuters.com/vod/_definst_/CPAExam/AUD.v18/MonB_020613_08/sample

            rtmp://lme-bisk.thomsonreuters.com/vod/_definst_/CPAExam/AUD.v18/MonB_020613_08/sample.flv

            rtmp://lme-bisk.thomsonreuters.com/vod/sample.flv    (basically any URL seems to find sample.flv)

             

            Some sample calls that are not working:

            rtmp://lme-bisk.thomsonreuters.com/vod/_definst_/CPAExam/AUD.v18/MonB_020613_08/MonB_02061 3_08.flv

            rtmp://lme-bisk.thomsonreuters.com/vod/CPAExam/AUD.v18/MonB_020613_08/MonB_020613_08.flv

            rtmp://lme-bisk.thomsonreuters.com/vod/_definst_/CPAExam/AUD.v18/MonB_020613_08/MonB_02061 3_08

            rtmp://lme-bisk.thomsonreuters.com/vod/CPAExam/AUD.v18/MonB_020613_08/MonB_020613_08

             

            I can't find any URL that will call the MonB_020613_08.flv succesfully.  I can however move that file to the vod/media folder and it works fine.  We have hundrends of videos in subfolders as indicated above so moving them all too the root media folder won't work as some filenames may repeat.

             

            Thanks again for the help.

            • 3. Re: Flash Media Server 5 - VOD RTMP Streaming Failing in Subfolders
              Petro O. Bochan CommunityMVP

              You might be running in a Virtual Host that is not setup correctly. The fact that sample.flv playback with any URL means you might be picking up the defaultVHost content. Give me more details of your setup, Application.xml and VHost.xml.