Push publishing point does not stop when the encoder does.

Push publishing point does not stop when the encoder does.

Post by mark » Tue, 13 May 2008 14:19:40



Hi All,
I have a problem where the publishing point starts and does not sto
when the encoder stops. This causes problems for me because I a
relying on the archiving function of the publishing point to creat
separate archives of the content.

The publishing point is a broadcast with multicast enabled.
The encoder is set up as a push model.
I have written an automation interface in Delphi to start and stop it
but I get the same result whether I use my interface or the Window
Media Encoder.

Eventually the publishing point times out and stops, but this leaves m
with an archive containing lotsa black video.

I'm sure it will be a server config issue (open to ideas!!) as I'v
done this a couple of times before with success.

thanks in advance for any help.

Mar

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Push publishing point does not stop when the encoder does.

Post by Vladimir P » Tue, 20 May 2008 18:09:19

Try to disable "Enable Broadcast auto-start" property of the publishing
point. Hope it will help.

Vladimir V. Polischuk
www.voynex.com - custom software development,
solutions for Windows Media (pay-per-minute billing,
streaming content protection, access control)

 
 
 

Push publishing point does not stop when the encoder does.

Post by TotalStrea » Wed, 21 May 2008 21:07:40

Use 'pull' rather then 'push' for better control of your archiving
 
 
 

Push publishing point does not stop when the encoder does.

Post by mark » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 12:24:42


Thanks for your replies

I have already tried disabling and enabling the "Enable Broadcas
auto-start" property to no avail.
The push model is necessary as we are controlling the start/sto
process from AMX touchpanels within lecture theatres, so the end use
must be able to start and stop the publishing point by starting an
stopping the encoder

I am wondering if it could be connected to the DCOM permission matche
between encoders and the server. Can anyone shed any light on the DCO
requirements for this to work correctly

thank
mar

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Push publishing point does not stop when the encoder does.

Post by Mark Hanke » Thu, 12 Jun 2008 07:10:57

Hi All,
it's been a few weeks since I got a reply to this, does anyone have
any ideas? I really need to put this one to bed and am still stumped.

thanks
Mark
 
 
 

Push publishing point does not stop when the encoder does.

Post by cho » Tue, 30 Dec 2008 00:37:16


Hi everyone,

is there somebody who already got a working solution to this problem.

When the connection from the encoder is lost the publishing point will
stop after 50 to 60 seconds. I would like it the stop as soon as the
connection from the encoder is lost.

Because otherwise people will have to wait 50 to 60 seconds before the
failover option work

Thank you

Cho


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Push publishing point does not stop when the encoder does.

Post by Neil Smith » Wed, 31 Dec 2008 00:40:43

On Sun, 28 Dec 2008 21:07:16 +0530, cho < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >




You need to use the WMNoDataTimeout (for encoder failures) and
WMNoDataTimeout2 (for user initiated encoder stop) URL modifiers -
i.e. query string parameters - as discussed at the bottom of this page
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and in more detail at

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which also notes WMReconnect=1 would try to reconnect once (instead of
the default 5 times) then failover to your alternate content source.

HTH
Cheers - Neil
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Push publishing point does not stop when the encoder does.

Post by cho » Wed, 31 Dec 2008 23:30:53


Thank you for your reply but it still doesn't work.

Maybe i have to tell you that i want this to work in a Push scenario
from the encoder.

When i use the pull option it works fine. But for some reason (firewall
etc) we should use the push option.

So with the pull option when the connection with the encoder is lost
the failover works fine, but with the push option when the connection
from the encoder is lost the failover will start after +/- 50 to 60
seconds


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Post by Neil Smith » Thu, 01 Jan 2009 06:51:38

On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 20:00:53 +0530, cho < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



Yes, sorry I hadn't read that, as it was in the post subject.


Can you post the WSX which you use on the publishing point for
failover ?

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Post by cho » Fri, 09 Jan 2009 00:15:22


Hi Neil i have been on a holiday so here's my reply

I have worked out a solution that works for me now.

I have used the performance monitor of windows. I created an alarm to
check on a publishing point. The counter i used is "current file read
rate"

Then i set the alarm when the value is under 1, this means that if
there are less then 1 bytes send to the publishing point then the alarm
is activate.
Also put the interval on 6 seconds

In the action tab i used "run this program" i put the path to a simple
batch script i wrote. In this batch file i used the wmcontroller tool
( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ) to stop the
publishing point.

So what happens now is that the alarm will check every 6 seconds if
there are bytes sent from the encoder to the publishing point and if not
stops the publishing point


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