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Transcoding for Live Video Streaming: Understanding the Benefits

March 31, 2015 by Ryan Jespersen

Streaming live video is a high-stakes endeavor—delivering the smooth experience that viewers around the world expect while containing your costs can be daunting. You’ve probably heard that transcoding is an important part of streaming live video successfully, but do you know why? Let’s look at what transcoding is and how it can make or break your live-streaming plan.

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What Is Transcoding and Why Is It Critical for Streaming?

March 20, 2015 by Wowza Media Systems

You, like most folks thinking about streaming media, probably fall into one of two camps—you either already know something about transcoding, or you're wondering why you keep hearing about it. If you aren't sure you need it, bear with me for a few paragraphs. I'll explain what it is (and isn't) and why it might be critical for your success with future streaming, especially if you want to deliver adaptive streams to any device.

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Live Stream College Sports with Wowza Streaming Cloud

March 18, 2015 by Carlos Perez

Amen—it’s March! In my view this is by far the most exciting month for college-sports fans. I know some of you may be longing for spring (or if you live in Colorado, longing for more snow), but I am fired up for conference and national tournaments in basketball and hockey. The NCAA® men's basketball tournament was a trailblazer: one of the first big-name sports events to be streamed live back in 2003. Of course, thanks to new technology and the ubiquity of smartphones and other devices, streaming live events has come a long way and is now seeing explosive growth across all sports.  

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Live Stream from IP Cameras with Wowza

March 11, 2015 by Ryan Jespersen

So you want to live stream to the web? And you want to make it affordable, feature-rich, reliable, secure, and simple to setup and operate? 

The answer: IP cameras. 

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LearnCore is changing the face of corporate training, one video at a time

March 5, 2015 by Wowza Media Systems

One of the most powerful activities that companies can do is invest in their employees. When you help your employees grow and evolve as professionals, it will only help your business be more successful. Historically, training sessions have been boring, outdated, and not helped people learn or improve. LearnCore, cloud based learning platform recognized an opportunity to improve training and feedback and set out to change the way that employees practice soft skills that are mission critical for selling, customer service and marketing. 

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Streaming In Higher Education: More than just distance learning

February 27, 2015 by Wowza Media Systems

Students today are armed with many tools to enhance their learning experience. They also frequently have the luxury of being able to attend classes virtually at a university that is located out of commuting distance. As a result, people often think that streaming video and audio in higher education only involves live streaming classes in an e-learning environment. However, there are numerous other ways in which streaming can enhance the learning experience as well as boost the university’s student success rate.

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VolleyMetrics is a hit above the rest

February 25, 2015 by Carlos Perez

Gaining an edge on your competition is crucial in any sport, but what if I told you that Wowza customer VolleyMetrics has revolutionized this process? It could save you up to 80 hours a week, freeing up time and resources you can use to get your team ahead. Video streaming sits at the center of this revolution and arms coaches and teams with the tools that they need to be champions.

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Sports Streaming: Expanding Revenue and Engagement

February 12, 2015 by Carlos Perez

A big thank you to all our sports streaming webinar participants last week. Of course the VOD asset is available on your request, and please let me know if we can provide a demo or consultation with respect to Wowza’s media streaming solutions.

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BAMChase.net: Interactive weather monitoring

February 9, 2015 by Wowza Media Systems

It seems like no matter where you look, weather cams are being streamed on TV or online. The fact of the matter is that people don’t like to be surprised about the weather and most are fascinated with watching extreme weather or storms move in. BAMChase.net is bringing this into people’s homes one live stream at a time.

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PlayOn! Sports: Redefining the sports viewing environment

February 3, 2015 by Carlos Perez

At Wowza, we are passionate sports enthusiasts. Not only are we avid fans, but we also dig in deep with our many sports customers to create end-to-end solutions. We are always thirsty to solve new challenges and work to keep improving live and video on-demand streams for fans worldwide.

Did you know that participation and attendance in high school sports has been on the rise for the past 20 years? So much so, that Americans attend more than three times as many high school sporting events than college and pro combined. If you are a fan or relative of a high school athlete, you have noticed that their games and activities schedule can be demanding. Though being on the sideline is ideal, this isn’t always possible. An alternative that many viewers are turning to is live streaming.

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