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Insights and updates from the streaming experts

Wowza Streaming Engine version 4.2 is now available on AWS Marketplace

August 20, 2015 by Jamie Sherry

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.

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The Current State of Media Source Extensions

July 28, 2015 by Scott Kellicker

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. 

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Streaming with Google Compute Engine click-to-deploy for Wowza Streaming Engine

July 23, 2015 by Jamie Sherry

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

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4 Trade Show Streaming Trends for First Half of 2015

July 15, 2015 by Chris Knowlton

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:

Each event we participated in had its own areas of focus, but collectively, a few trends were evident. 

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Yippee Ki-Ay Blues uses Wowza GoCoder mobile app to stream live music from anywhere

July 8, 2015 by Candace Cunningham

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. 

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New Features Now Available in the Wowza Streaming Cloud Service

June 29, 2015 by Ryan Jespersen

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

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IP Video and 4K: Keeping up with the Ever-Changing Times

June 26, 2015 by Ryan Jespersen

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.

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Wowza Media Systems named as People’s Choice winner in Next Up Awards

June 22, 2015 by Dave Stubenvoll

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. 

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Wowza Easter Egg in HBO’s “Silicon Valley”!

June 19, 2015 by Charlie Good

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!

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Demoing VP9 Streaming at the Google WebM Summit

June 18, 2015 by Mike Talvensaari

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. 

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