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Question 1: WHat have people's experiences been with using Wowza Media Server 2 for Amazon EC2 (http://www.wowzamedia.com/ec2-streaming.html)

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'
                }
                        }
        }
    );
</script>

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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