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Question 1: WHat have people's experiences been with using Wowza Media Server 2 for Amazon EC2 (

We're planning to use it to allow streaming experience for all of our stored videos (which are on S3).

Question 2: I'm specifically interested in knowing how many connections the EC2 instance can handle before balking...

I'll be setting up the flowplayer as follows on my server

<script type="text/javascript">
    flowplayer("player", "../flowplayer-3.2.4.swf",
            clip: {
                url: 'mp4:amazons3/videos/thevideofile.mp4',
                provider: 'rtmp'
            plugins: {
                rtmp: {
                url: '../flowplayer.rtmp-3.2.3.swf',
                netConnectionUrl: 'rtmp://999.999.999.99/vods3'

where 999.999.999.99 will be the EC2 instance

Question 3: IF the EC2 instance (referenced via the rtmp://) is inaccessible, would the video be completely unplayable?

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  1. Wowza for EC2 works fine and you have builtin support to mount S3-buckets in the system so that shouldn't be an issue at all. The amount of connections can handle before balking is according to recommendations.

    • EC2 Small 150 mbs (Which is approximately 600 250/kbs streams)
    • EC2 Large 225 mbs (Approx. 900 250/kbs streams)
    • EC2 X-large 350 mbs (Approx. 1400 250/kbs streams)
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