Author Archives for Jamie Sherry

Streaming Video to iOS-Based Devices

July 27, 2017 12:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Streaming Video to iOS-Based Devices

An update on the top considerations for streaming content providers when delivering to iOS-based devices.


Wowza Streaming Engine version 4.4 has been released!

February 10, 2016 5:02 am Published by Comments Off on Wowza Streaming Engine version 4.4 has been released!

The new version of Wowza Streaming Engine™ 4.4.0 build 17695 was released on February 2, 2016. The latest version features Stream Targets Enhancements, CORS for HTTP Connections, WebM Stream Encryption for MPEG-DASH, Works with Wowza Integration for The Telos Alliance Audio Encoders, and more.


GET, PUT, POST, DELETE: The Wowza Streaming Engine REST API is finally here (almost)!

September 1, 2015 2:09 am Published by Comments Off on GET, PUT, POST, DELETE: The Wowza Streaming Engine REST API is finally here (almost)!

One of the most important aspects of software today is in the ability to extend and customize. If you were not aware, Wowza Streaming Engine is built using Java technology and includes access to a Java-based API and can be used to extend and customize the core server features by integrating closely with various external systems including databases, storage, web servers, and more. 

You probably know by now that with the release of Wowza Streaming Engine version 4 comes the introduction to an intuitive user interface called Wowza Streaming Engine Manager which is built on top of a RESTful API. Representational State Transfer (REST)


Streaming with Google Compute Engine click-to-deploy for Wowza Streaming Engine

July 23, 2015 3:07 am Published by Comments Off on Streaming with Google Compute Engine click-to-deploy for Wowza Streaming Engine

So, you want to deploy your streaming workflow in a cloud environment? Here are some of the compelling reasons to do so:

  • Having the ability to scale on a dime
  • Staying up-to-date with the latest technology
  • Reducing costs by not investing in a physical infrastructure


Wowza Streaming Engine version 4.2 has been released!

June 16, 2015 10:06 am Published by Comments Off on Wowza Streaming Engine version 4.2 has been released!

It’s time for another release of Wowza Streaming Engine software! This version is packed full of innovative new features. Our philosophy is to write solid code and release often. Sometimes our releases are small, with just a few enhancements or fixes, and other times they include industry-changing breakthroughs—or at least we hope so. The Wowza Streaming Engine engineering team has been hard at work since our last release and we are very excited to share with you what is available in version 4.2.


Expanded certification between Wowza Streaming Engine and Akamai

April 30, 2015 5:04 am Published by Comments Off on Expanded certification between Wowza Streaming Engine and Akamai

For more than two years Wowza Streaming Engine has been certified by Akamai to publish directly to the Akamai CDN. And now we're very excited to announce that the certification required to use Wowza Streaming Engine with Akamai Media Services Live has been expanded to make interoperability even easier.


Wowza Ninja App Challenge Starts Today!

November 12, 2014 7:11 am Published by Comments Off on Wowza Ninja App Challenge Starts Today!

Do you have an idea for a custom mobile app that utilizes the Wowza Streaming Engine REST API? Now is the time to submit it! The Wowza Ninja App Challenge kicks off today! 


HEVC and Wowza Transcoder: when bandwidth is an issue and quality is a must

October 7, 2014 3:10 am Published by Comments Off on HEVC and Wowza Transcoder: when bandwidth is an issue and quality is a must

Here at Wowza we are constantly watching evolving technologies and looking at ways to innovate in the ever complex streaming video workflow. To help with bandwidth-constraints where the content will be consumed, you can use High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), or H.265, which is one of several evolving video compression technology standards. 


Grow your live streaming audience from thousands to millions in 90 seconds flat

October 3, 2014 3:10 am Published by Comments Off on Grow your live streaming audience from thousands to millions in 90 seconds flat

You have a very important live streaming event coming up that requires reliable delivery to a large and widely distributed audience.  You are a Wowza customer.  You are an Akamai customer.  You are in luck!  

Reliable live streaming delivery to audiences large and wide requires a distributed edge network.  You have several options for connecting your Wowza Streaming Engine origin to and an edge network.  One of the simplest and most effective methods is to use a Content Delivery Network (CDN), such as the Akamai Intelligent Platform. Akamai is the world's largest CDN providing superior scalab