Get Started as a Wowza Streaming Engine Manager Administrator

February 12, 2020 by
 

This video tutorial covers the basic administrative functions available in the browser-based Wowza Streaming Engine Manager. Justin shows you how to manage credentials, create streaming applications, configure modules, and more.

For additional information on getting started as an administrator in the Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, check out our documentation.

 
Full Video Transcript

 

Justin Miller:

In this video, we’ll learn how to manage credentials in Wowza Streaming Engine Manager; create streaming applications; and show where to configure properties and modules; as well as set up server listeners, streaming ports; and where to add your license key. To begin, you’ll need to log into your Wowza Streaming Engine Manager as an administrator. Once you’ve logged in, you can add additional accounts by going to Server and from Users, choose to Add User. New users you create will generally not have permissions to add, edit, or delete unless you give them administrator-level access. As well, things like adding modules require access to advanced properties and features. Both live streams and video on demand require an application to be created. From the drop-down menu, you’ll see default applications have already been created to help you get started, but you can create your own by selecting Add Application.

We’ll be creating a live application for a single server. I’ll name this application something memorable and Add it in. Before this application is saved, I can make a few changes if I want, such as choosing not to transmux a live stream into Adobe HDS, Microsoft smooth streaming, or RTSP. I can also choose the option Low-latency stream, which only works for RTMP. Once everything’s saved, the application is ready to use.

In the future, under the Properties tab, you may want to make changes to your application properties such as the Cupertino streaming packetizer to lower HLS latency or even add your own custom properties. Once selected, you’ll need to Edit in order to Add Custom Properties. The Modules tab is another useful area. There are a number of Java modules available which you can download for added functionality in Wowza Streaming Engine. Just select Edit and once in, choose Add Module. That said, there may be times where you’ll need to add a module or a notification at the server level rather than the application level. To do so, you’ll need to go to Server and under Server Setup, select the Server Listener tab. Now we can click Edit and then choose Add Server Listener.

Lastly, Wowza Streaming Engine can be configured to serve multiple users from separate virtual hosting environments. However, this does require different ports to be used. Under Virtual Host Setup, you’ll need to Edit. Then go down to host ports and choose Add Host Port. Don’t forget when making changes to properties module server listeners or virtual hosts, you’ll need to save those settings. This includes editing server settings to add in your purchased licensed key. Thanks for streaming, and have a great day.

 

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