Top Videos of 2021December 20, 2021
Looking to polish your streaming skills and brush up on Wowza’s technology? Here’s a roundup of our most-viewed videos in 2021, covering everything from video on demand (VOD) streaming to building out a workflow using the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol.
Video on Demand (VOD) With Wowza Streaming Engine
With Wowza, content distributors are able to supplement traditional broadcasting services and open up new monetization opportunities by leveraging the right mix of VOD and live streaming. Wowza Streaming Engine makes it easy to stream VOD content to a wide variety of player technologies — including smartphones, tablets, computers, set-top boxes, and more. In this video, Justin Miller demonstrates how to set up this functionality in the Wowza Streaming Engine Manager.
What Is MPEG-DASH
MPEG-DASH is an HTTP-based protocol for streaming media over the internet. Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube all use the DASH format for video distribution, and many vendors in the streaming ecosystem support it. That said, Apple prioritizes its proprietary HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) standard, for which reason DASH support is lacking in Apple TVs and iPhones.
Get a quick rundown on exactly how DASH weighs up in this explainer video.
Send an SRT Stream to Wowza Streaming Engine With Wirecast
What do ESPN, Microsoft, and Al Jazeera share in common? All three power their live broadcasts with Secure Reliable Transport (SRT). By combining the lightning-fast speed of UDP with TCP’s error-correction qualities, SRT delivers reliable, low-latency streams — regardless of network quality. Broadcasters using it benefit from packet loss recovery, simplified firewall traversal, and the ability to encrypt the stream for end-to-end security.
In this video tutorial, Justin shows how to use Wirecast to send an SRT stream to Wowza Streaming Engine. From there, he demonstrates the steps required to transmux that stream into HLS for live video delivery to any device.
How to Record Live Streams in Wowza Streaming Engine
Live-to-VOD services enable broadcasters to create video-on-demand (VOD) assets from live streams — and thus expand their audience long after a live event has ended. What’s more, VOD assets put the end user in control of their viewing experience with the ability to instantly, play, pause, and rewind the recording.
Luckily, it’s easy to record live streams using Wowza Streaming Engine and we offer a few options for doing so. In this video, Tim Dougherty shows how it works.
Upload Recordings to Amazon S3 With Wowza Streaming Engine
For content distributors who need to store video files somewhere other than a local server, the ModuleS3Upload module for Wowza Streaming Engine automatically uploads finished recordings to an Amazon S3 bucket
In this video, Justin shows you how to use the module to connect Wowza directly to S3. That way, recordings are automatically uploaded to your Amazon environment as soon as your live stream ends. You can then play recordings back as an HLS stream, making the VOD assets available for distribution.