Video on Demand (VOD)

Stream Recorded Video and Audio

Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software empowers you to stream video and audio files on demand to any screen—stream to iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, as well as computers, set-top boxes, and more. With its powerful features, unmatched scalability, and rock-solid dependability, Wowza software is a perfect fit for a wide array of VOD use cases, from archived entertainment to webinars, online learning, sports training tapes, and over-the-top (OTT) broadcasting.

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A Typical Workflow for Video on Demand (VOD)

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Input

Wowza Streaming Engine accepts all major video and audio file formats and integrates with content management systems.

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Wowza Streaming Engine transforms your input stream and delivers it so that it can be viewed on any device anywhere.

Output/Playback

Wowza Streaming Engine supports all playback device formats and common 3rd party players, so your live event may be viewed on any device.

Key Features

Wowza Streaming Use Feature

Stream VOD files to any device

Extend your audience reach by streaming pre-recorded audio and video content to virtually any player and device—simultaneously, over any protocol, and from a single set of source files.

Wowza Streaming Use Feature

Enable High-quality Playback with Adaptive Streaming

Stream adaptively to deliver the best possible playback quality to Android, iOS, Flash, and other clients anywhere in the world, regardless of bandwidth conditions. Increase customer satisfaction, save on transcoding costs, free up storage space, and simplify the management of file assets.

Wowza Streaming Use Feature

Scale VOD Streaming

Scale up to multiserver installations with virtually unlimited capacity. Efficiently fetch on-demand content from centralized storage to edge servers using our built-in Wowza MediaCache package for immediate streaming and playback from local cache.

Wowza Streaming Use Feature

Secure Your Content

Wowza gives you choices, ranging from standard support for Flash RTMP encrypted streams and HLS AES-128 protection to a comprehensive collection of security measures. Additionally, the built-in Wowza DRM package offers full integration with major digital rights management platforms

Wowza Streaming Use Feature

Create VOD Playlists

Use Wowza software's server-side playlist functionality to easily create WebTV, MobileTV or IPTV/OTT linear streaming channels from your on-demand content. Wowza Streaming Engine software even lets you intersperse on-demand content with live streams or add advertising to monetize it. 

Setting Up Wowza

Wowza Streaming Use Deployment

How To Install Wowza and Play a VOD Stream

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Other Uses

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Live Video Streaming

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See What Others Are Doing with VOD Streaming by Industry

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Customer Testimonials

“Thanks to Wowza, we finally have the opportunity to launch the H.264 live and on demand streaming service using Flash.”
Rai Net

Marco Nuzzo
RAInet, Rai Net

“Wowza delivers the essential functionality and features that are must-haves for our business.”
Vivendi

Julien Marusi
Vice President of Technology, Vivendi