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Avoiding Obsolescence with Platform-Agnostic Streaming

September 8, 2016 by Chris Knowlton

Imagine: You groggily shuffle to your all-in-one coffee grinder/brewer/carafe, only to find that the grinder isn't working properly. It turns out the motor is shot and you can't get replacement parts, so now you have an obsolete component in your coffee-making workflow. You're stuck, and have to replace the whole system or buy a new grinder to keep next to your hobbled all-in-one machine. This same dilemma can affect any technology—even media streaming. Focusing on flexible and future-proof solutions will help you avoid the pain. 

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Set Up, Manage, and Monitor Your Live Streams with Wowza Streaming Engine Manager

August 4, 2016 by Anthony Lazaro

From configuring to tuning, deploying server software can be a headache. That’s why we built Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, a browser-based user interface for Wowza Streaming Engine software that gives you full control. Within the Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, you can set up, manage, and monitor your server and streaming applications from any device, anywhere. Watch our video walkthrough and read more.

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Low-Latency Streaming: What Is It & Do You Need It?

July 12, 2016 by Candace Cunningham

We field a lot of questions about low-latency streaming. No one wants notably high latency, of course, but what does low latency really mean? And in what contexts does low latency truly matter? Read on and watch a short overview video to learn the answers.

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Building a Solid Foundation for Mobile Streaming

April 27, 2016 by Chris Knowlton

Capturing and streaming video from mobile devices is fun and easy thanks to apps like Periscope, WeatherScope, and Wowza GoCoder. But ensuring your live mobile streams look and sound great is only part of the equation. A handful of (admittedly less exciting) considerations—networks, firewalls, privacy, and copyright—make for a solid mobile streaming foundation.

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4 Common Software Deployment Scenarios for Live Video Streaming

April 5, 2016 by Anthony Lazaro

While every streaming architecture has unique elements, we find that media server deployment decisions often come back to a few common considerations: audience size, audience location, resources, ease of deployment, and network constraints. This post articulates four common deployment scenarios for streaming server software such as Wowza Streaming Engine. If you aren’t yet sure whether you need a streaming solution based on DIY software or a managed cloud service, you may want to download our deployment decision guide, which outlines how to find the streaming media infrastructure that fits you best. If you already know you need a self-managed software-based solution, this post is for you, and we hope these four scenarios help you understand how to build a professional-grade streaming architecture.

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IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS: Boiling Down the Cloud Acronym Soup

March 16, 2016 by Candace Cunningham

You'll see three terms used to refer to cloud services: infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS). Find out what each one really means in terms of infrastructure control, management, ease, and agility.

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Wowza GoCoder SDK Enables Mobile Live Video Streaming for Any App

February 16, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

Wowza Media Systems announced today the release of the Wowza GoCoder™ SDK (software development kit) for end-to-end mobile live video app development. Organizations of any size can now quickly and affordably create their own new and improved apps that incorporate high-quality live video streaming on iOS and Android platforms, enabling their users to broadcast live from mobile devices anywhere at anytime.

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4 Essential Videos for Streaming Success with Wowza

January 20, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

We're excited to announce a new video support series designed to cover basic Wowza account management and navigation, plus Wowza Streaming Engine software updates.

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New Viewer Stats and Scheduling Features Available in Wowza Streaming Cloud

November 3, 2015 by Wowza Media Systems

Take an in-depth look into new #WowzaStreamingCloud features with new usage statistics, viewer-data insights and scheduling enhancements.

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Player-Side Ad Requests with Wowza Streaming Engine

October 21, 2015 by Scott Kellicker

There were many exciting things we showed at IBC this year. One specifically was Wowza Streaming Engine™ software and JW Player doing player-side ad insertion. 

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