Start Streaming Using Wowza Streaming Cloud With Ultra Low Latency

October 30, 2018 by

 

Trying to send live streams across the globe in real time? Achieve lightning-fast video delivery using the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service with Ultra Low Latency.

Gambling events. Corporate meetings. Live sports. Auctions. For certain types of content, latency sucks! If you’re building an app that broadcasts high-stakes events or enables real-time interactivity, it’s key to minimize the delay between camera and viewer.

Find out how to send an encoded stream to a low-latency target anywhere in the world. In this video, Justin discusses using the Wowza Gocoder Mobile App or an RTMP encoder such as OBS Studio to stream from the Wowza Streaming Cloud service. Check out our docs to learn more.

Full Video Transcript:

Justin Miller:

Wowza Streaming Cloud with Ultra Low Latency delivers high-quality live video to a massive worldwide audience with a sub-three-second latency. To do this in a Wowza Streaming Cloud account with Ultra Low Latency, we’ll need to first go under Advanced to create our ultra low latency Stream Target. When adding the target, we’ll choose Wowza CDN — Ultra Low Latency. We’ll name the target ULTRA LOW, and for now, just add this stream target with its current defaults.

Now that the stream target’s been created, we can use the connection code with the free Wowza GoCoder app on a mobile device to stream live video. Just select the cog on the top-right corner. Choose to connect to Wowza Streaming Cloud, and then add the connection code. Once you’re done, start the stream by using the red button. Once the stream’s started, you can play back the stream using our free Wowza Player by selecting Test Player for Ultra Low Latency Targets.

Click the play button on the video and see our Ultra Low Latency service in action with a less-than-three-second delay. Now, if you plan to stream from Wowza Streaming Engine or an RTMP encoder, you’ll need the primary url information. In Wowza Streaming Engine, locate your live streaming application, select Stream Target, then add our new ultra low latency stream target. This will need to be a custom RTMP destination. Just take the primary URL and break it up in order of Destination Host, Destination Port, Application Name, and Stream Name. For Stream Target Name we’ll use ULTRA LOW, and the Source Stream Name will be your incoming stream. Add your target, and you’re ready to go. For an RTMP encoder such as OBS Studio, you can use the custom RTMP option available. Just take the primary URL and this time, use the first half for url and the last half for a Stream key. There’s no need for authentication. That’s it. Thanks for watching and happy streaming.

About Traci Ruether

As a Colorado-based B2B tech writer, Traci Ruether serves as Wowza's content marketing manager. Her background is in streaming and content delivery. In addition to writing, Traci enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, and spending quality time with her fur babies. Follow… View more