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Streaming into 5G - Mobile World Congress 2017 Trends

February 23, 2017 by Chris Michaels

If the predictions from Ericsson, AT&T, Vodafone and others are correct, 2017 will finally usher in the 5G era. We’ll be at Mobile World Congress again this year, to discuss how Wowza will be a central part of the 5G future.

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HLS Latency Sucks, But Here’s How to Fix It

February 12, 2017 by Chris Michaels

Since Android started to support HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) in its Honeycomb release, HLS has taken over the world for streaming video. But while HLS surges in popularity, we continue to hear complaints from customers about tuning and reducing latency. The basic message we hear, “HLS latency sucks.”

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The Streaming Show Podcast: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

January 30, 2017 by Wowza Media Systems

In this episode we chat with Chris Knowlton, Wowza VP and streaming industry evangelist, covering the growing interest in 360˚ virtual and augmented reality viewing experiences. In the ever-evolving landscape of live-streaming, these innovative technologies continue be the fastest growing trends, powering a range of live events and experiences, from sports to concerts and more.

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Top Six Live Video Streaming Trends to Watch in 2017

January 23, 2017 by Wowza Media Systems

Learn how live streaming will be the ultimate game changer in 2017. Join Chris Knowlton, Wowza Vice President and streaming industry evangelist, as he predicts the live streaming trends for this year. He'll dive into how artificial intelligence, mobile 5G networks and virtual reality will all come to the forefront of video, including the movement towards 4K content expansion and low latency delivery. 

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CES 2017 Dreams of a VR Future

January 17, 2017 by Chris Michaels

CES 2017 is in the bag and this was clear: when innovation is lacking, VR is king and “experiences” are the queen. From a technology standpoint, there wasn’t a lot that blew us away. Sure there were crisp short-throw projectors, laptops with fold-out screens, an electric car faster than a Tesla, and even a smart scooter. Yes, a smart scooter. However, the vast majority of products were just marginal enhancements that we’ve already seen.

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The Streaming Show Podcast: Low-Latency Streaming

December 19, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

Low latency has become a hot topic within the streaming world, and it's essential to real-time interaction with video content. Listen to our latest podcast episode, where we dive into what low-latency streaming means and why it matters.

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Using WebRTC as a Replacement for RTMP

December 13, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

The Wowza WebRTC preview functionality has already seen a huge adoption rate among our customers looking to reduce their reliance on Flash. Watch this two-minute video to learn how Wowza technology solves the challenges of transitioning to WebRTC.

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Live Mobile Streaming: Nine Tips for Success

December 7, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

If you use Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably seen live video streams showing up lately in your feed. These social media platforms were already engaging, but live mobile broadcasting takes it to the next level, commanding users' attention for longer spans of time. Would you like to have that same “power of now” for your brand? Read on.

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Join the Slack #livestreaming Community

November 7, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

Over the last few months Wowza has introduced our #livestreaming community on Slack to the world. With over 800 members and counting, the #livestreaming community was designed to be a real-time hub for all things live streaming, where streaming professionals, developers, and change-makers come together to share expertise, resources, and feedback.

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The Streaming Show Podcast: Talking Shop About APIs

November 3, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

APIs are an essential part of software development, and can play a huge role in streaming video projects. Listen to our latest podcast episode, with Wowza streaming engineer Orde Hiller where we tackle the topic.

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