Archives for Barry Owen

Barry Owen is Wowza’s resident video streaming expert and vice president of solutions engineering. In this role, he leads a team dedicated to helping customers succeed. From architecting custom applications to solving complex problems, Barry leverages more than 25 years of experience developing software-as-a-service, cloud-based, and live streaming platforms to create innovative solutions that empower organizations across every use case.

2024 Streaming Trends and Predictions

January 17, 2024

2024 is upon us, and with another year comes another set of predictions about what streaming trends I believe will gain momentum. Of course, hindsight is always 20/20, so you’ll recognize a few of these…

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Azure Media Services Alternatives: Migrating to Wowza Video

January 4, 2024

Microsoft Azure is sunsetting their Azure Media Services platform on June 30th 2024. This means that come June 30th, Microsoft Azure customers will no longer have access to their Azure Media Services accounts and will…

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IBC 2023 Recap

October 6, 2023

Another IBC has come and gone, and there was a lot to talk about this year. With 43,065 people from 170 countries — plus 1,250 exhibitors — this conference boasted a 16% increase in attendance…

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Key Takeaways From NAB 2023

May 12, 2023

The 2023 NAB show was the second after the event was forced to take a two-year hiatus during COVID. While we still weren’t up to 2019 numbers, attendees counted in at 65,000+, around 12,500 more…

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Stream Your Passion in Minutes with Wowza and Postman

February 28, 2023

What do you get when you combine Wowza, Postman, and a 3D printer? You get a step-by-step demonstration of how easy it is to start streaming with Wowza Video within minutes of gaining access to…

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10 Streaming Trends for 2023

February 1, 2023

2023 marks 30 years since the first live stream made its way across the internet. Since its debut, streaming has become integral to everyday life. Leisure time is spent consuming videos on platforms like YouTube…

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Everything You Need to Know About HTML5 Players for Live Video Streaming (Update)

January 24, 2023

  An HTML5 player is the most widely supported and available video player on the market for live video streaming. Adobe Flash Player once dominated the landscape, but when Apple refused to support Flash players…

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OTT Trends and Future Predictions

December 8, 2022

The streaming industry is bigger than it’s ever been. Countless people around the world are cord-cutting, opting for OTT services over linear TV (as you’ve likely heard, streaming viewership surpassed cable for the first time…

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RTMP Alternatives 2022

November 8, 2022

  RTMP was once the standard for both media ingest and egress. These days, it continues to be the most popular ingest protocol. However, as the streaming protocol landscape keeps evolving, especially with the recent growth…

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Video Developer Trends 2022 

November 3, 2022

  I recently attended two of my favorite events — Demuxed and the Foundations of Open Media Standards and Software (FOMS) workshop — in person. Each year, streaming engineers like myself gather at these conferences…

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What Is a Video API? (Update)

September 30, 2022

  For anyone looking to build video functionality into their products or services, a video API is a great place to start. As an essential tool in any developer’s toolkit, APIs deliver the flexibility required…

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IBC 2022: Key Trends and Takeaways

September 21, 2022

The 2022 International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), held in person for the first time since 2019, was back at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam with thousands of attendees and an air of excitement for the…

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