Archives for Sydney Roy (Whalen)

Sydney works for Wowza as a content writer and Marketing Communications Specialist, leveraging roughly a decade of experience in copywriting, technical writing, and content development. When observed in the wild, she can be found gaming, reading, hiking, parenting, overspending at the Renaissance Festival, and leaving coffee cups around the house.

Top Videos of 2022

December 13, 2022

2022 has been a big year for Wowza between the release of Wowza Video, our cloud-based integrated streaming platform, and our acquisition of the Sweden-based video player solution, Flowplayer. Throughout these developments, we’ve continued to…

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What Is Video Bitrate (And What Bitrate Should You Use)?

December 1, 2022

  Video bitrate refers to the amount of video data transferred across a connection in a set amount of time. In this way, it could also be thought of as video density since having more…

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Real-Time Video With WebRTC: The Next Generation of Live Streaming

November 15, 2022

  The need for lightning-fast video delivery has never been greater. Interactive video experiences have become the next big thing in industries as distinct as healthcare, manufacturing, and online gambling. There are numerous streaming protocols out…

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10 Best Live Stream Shopping Apps

November 14, 2022

What’s the big deal with live stream shopping apps? They take the convenience of online shopping and combine it with the intimacy and personal assistance you get when visiting a brick-and-mortar store.   Roughly six months…

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HLS vs. WebRTC: What to Know Before Choosing a Protocol

October 10, 2022

  You’re dead set on low-latency streaming, but there’s just one problem: you don’t know where to begin choosing a streaming protocol. The truth is, not all protocols are created equal, and many cater to specific needs,…

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10+ Live Streaming Apps Using WebRTC

October 3, 2022

Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) has come a long way since its inception as a VoIP protocol meant for lightning-fast peer-to-peer connections. Google initially released WebRTC as an open-source project back in 2011. Since then, developers and streaming…

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WebRTC Glossary

September 27, 2022

Lately, we’ve been asking a lot of questions about WebRTC, and we know many of you have been too. But with so many terms to unpack, it can be difficult to know where to start on…

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WebRTC Simulcast: What It Is and How It Works

September 22, 2022

How can you broadcast at sub-second latency to multiple viewers with varying computing resources? WebRTC simulcasting refers to the process by which WebRTC prepares media files for smooth and reasonably high-quality streaming regardless of user bandwidths. …

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Demo: Wowza Video

September 19, 2022

  Looking for the right video streaming platform for your live streaming and VOD needs? This Wowza Video Demo walks you through our Wowza Video platform, showing you how to prepare a live stream, test…

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RTMP vs. RTSP: Which Protocol Should You Choose?

September 8, 2022

The wide world of video streaming is complicated enough without needing to consider which ingest protocol best suits your goals. And if the term “ingest protocol” already has your head spinning, then strap in. It only…

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Adaptive Bitrate Streaming: How It Works and Why It Matters (Update)

August 24, 2022

  To computer scientists, video buffering refers to the act of preloading data to stream with fewer interruptions. To the rest of us, it’s mostly a punch line. In either case, nobody wants to be…

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What Is Content Security and Why Do You Need It?

August 18, 2022

In a nutshell, content security refers to any methods you employ to protect access to and distribution of your content. This could be as basic as user login credentials for your OTT streaming platform or…

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