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I have been put in charge of setting up a CDN account for streaming video but am not actually running the site that will host the content. How can I test that a published RTMP URL is working? Do I need to create a test page with a Flash video player or is there a simple tool that can consume RTMP streams that can be used to test? The URL is in the following format:

rtmp://example.fcod.llnwd.net/a1111/e11/test/example/file.flv

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I was able to verify that it's working using rtmpdump found here:

http://all-streaming-media.com/record-video-stream/rtmpdump-freeware-console-RTMP-downloading-application.htm

Usage:

rtmpdump -r "rtmp://example.fcod.llnwd.net/a1111/e11/test/example/file.flv" -o test.flv

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You might be able to open up a "network location" via VLC player.

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The version of VLC on my system doesn't seem to support RTMP however this solution should probably work otherwise. Thanks. –  Dave Forgac May 17 '11 at 19:31
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There's a test player built for CRTMPD (But it'll work for any RTMP server)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2918563/flvplayback.swf

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This will definitely work: http://www.vlc.eu.pn/

Just go to the link above and test your rtmp url, easy and fast!

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