Migrate From Flash Media Server 4.5 To IIS Smooth Streaming or VLC

Posted on 2013-12-18
Last Modified: 2013-12-22
I run a streaming media server ( for my church. The server is controlled by one client PC in the sound booth via several batch files (start stream, stop stream, record on demad, etc.) in order to remove the need for direct login access to the server.

Anyway this is going to change how they are going to be able to control the streams but I'm planning to switch to either Microsoft Expressions Encoder and IIS Smooth Streaming or VLC so that I can live stream and VOD HTML5. Vlc was going to be my 1st choice but I'm surprised to discover the lack of documentation/support on the web covering my scenario.

Presently I use an HD capture card to feed Xsplit which feeds Flash Media Live Encoder via the virtual camera feature. FMLE streams to FMS 4.5 through Apache 2.2 using RTMP which is pushed to the client through the default.aspx and OSM via IIS. The problem is that you have to be on a PC to view it so we want to be available to IOS and others using HTML5. Additionally, I get many complaints about the scrolling behavior of the playlist.
Overall its time for a change.

As a test I would like to be able to shut down FMLE and FMS and use one of the other products I mentioned above using a direct RTMP (for now) live stream (not embedding into a webpage).
I just cant get my head around how to make this happen. I tried sending the stream to Apache from VLC using 1935 (the port FMS listens on) and 8134 (the port Apache listens on) without success.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Andy
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Vlc to stream and vlc to view works well and is easy to setup if you want help with that. No apache or IIS or anything.

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Well yes I would like that but the vl c would need to stream to a webpage for everyone to view on many platforms
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Never done that, I just made a link on a web page that would open in vlc if you had it installed. Like if you click a PDF it opens in acrobat. Well I suppose most browsers can open PDFs now but you get the idea
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Hi.  I'm about to have a little time off so I will play with that tutorial this evening.  People like yourself that are willing to help are very rare so I will take it.  But I know my current player expects a url like rtmp://localhost/dvrcast_origin/stream.flv and not an embedded source.  Thanks, Andy

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