Facebook Stream Publishing Updates

Facebook has updated their Live Streaming API today which has caused issues with customers reporting Facebook Stream Target problems.

What this means for the MediaCP?

Customers may see an error when connecting their Facebook Stream Target.

How can we solve the problem?

We have published a hot-fix to our existing versions 2.9.6 and 2.10.2, you should simply run the standard upgrade process to reinstall the most recent version including the hot-fix.

/root/init upgrade

Wowza Streaming Engine Notes

Currently WSE is no longer compatible with Facebook Stream Publishing due to a change in Facebook API. This applies to Wowza versions 4.7.7.01 to 4.8.6b.

Our hot-fix includes a change so the Stream Target in WSE is created as an RTMP target instead of a Facebook target. The disadvantage is that due to this design it may take up to 5 minutes for the stream target to automatically reconnect, because our software will need to generate a new facebook key each time you connect. Unfortunately there is no work around until WSE resolve the problem with their software.

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