August 20, 2015 by
We have some really exciting news to share about Wowza Streaming Engine software on AWS Marketplace. First off, version 4.2 is now available for both Wowza Streaming Engine 4 standard and bring-your-own-license (BYOL) offerings. New features in the Wowza Streaming Engine Manager user interface, as well as within the API, allow users to easily manage their live streaming content delivery to large and distributed audiences through content delivery networks (CDNs), the Wowza Streaming Cloud service, and other destinations. We have also updated our Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) to support HVM, the virtualization technology recently adopted by Amazon, which enables support for the latest instance types—including M4, C4, and T2.
July 28, 2015 by
Last updated September 24, 2015
Since I last wrote about browser support with Media Source Extensions (MSE), there's been considerable progress. I thought it would be useful to summarize where things stand in mid-2015.
July 23, 2015 by
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
July 15, 2015 by
Members of the Wowza Media Systems team spent a lot of time on the road in the first half of 2015, meeting, exhibiting, and presenting at many conferences, trade shows, and summits, including the following:
- CES (Consumer Electronics Show), January 6–9
- NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show, April 11–16
- Streaming Media East, May 12 & 13
- CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 19–21
- SVG (Sports Video Group) College Sports Summit, May 27–29
- Broadcast Asia, May 31–June 3
- InfoComm, June 17–19
Each event we participated in had its own areas of focus, but collectively, a few trends were evident.
July 8, 2015 by
The music business is tough on artists—spending months each year touring to build a fan base and make a living. With live and video on demand (VOD) streaming technology, though, new opportunities are out there to help them with these efforts. Yippee Ki-Ay Blues is looking to create additional revenue for musicians through live performance streaming and VOD archival—using the Wowza GoCoder app and Wowza Streaming Engine software.
June 29, 2015 by
We were extremely excited to debut Wowza Streaming Cloud™ earlier this year, and we've been blown away by how our customers have leveraged the power and scalability of this new end-to-end live streaming service. Today we're just as excited to announce that our Wowza Streaming Cloud customers are now able to record live streams and schedule live streams to start and stop automatically.
June 26, 2015 by
It's no surprise that Internet traffic is on the rise, and online video is a major reason why. According to Cisco’s 10th annual Visual Networking Index, Internet traffic will triple by 2019, and IP video—another term for online video—will comprise 80 percent of that jump.
June 22, 2015 by
It’s awesome to be recognized by our peers! The Boulder and Denver Software Clubs recently named Wowza the 2015 People’s Choice winner in the Pitchers category (made up of companies with more than 50 employees on LinkedIn), plus awarded us with second place in the Judge’s Choice contest. These awards are especially meaningful because we're in business to help others succeed; we're overjoyed at the voters' message that we're on the right track.
June 19, 2015 by
We here at Wowza are avid fans of HBO’s "Silicon Valley," and have really enjoyed this season’s focus on live streaming. Sharp-eyed viewers may have noticed that the main character, Richard, edited a SMIL file in the season finale last Sunday. Really sharp-eyed viewers may have noticed that Wowza is referenced in that SMIL file. Check out these screenshots!
June 18, 2015 by
Earlier this week, we released Wowza Streaming Engine 4.2. One of the preview features that I’m most excited about in this release is WebM streaming, which uses the VP8 and VP9 codecs. We were invited to present at Google’s WebM Summit on Wednesday, where I demonstrated VP9 streaming with Wowza Streaming Engine software.