CUDA is still available in Wowza Streaming Engine 4.x however it has been deprecated and although there are no immediate plans, it may be completely removed at some stage. The reason is that the latest Nvidia drivers no longer support the version of CUDA hardware that Wowza was designed to use.
You should be able to continue using your CUDA hardware for the foreseeable future however, you will need to use a Nvidia driver that is earlier than version 340. If you use the
Nvidia driver search, it will show the latest versions available that support your hardware. In most cases, this will be version 331.xx.
Thanks. I have just upgraded to 4.0.6 and waiting for cameras to get online. 6 ingoing RTSP streams with 1080p@30fps is alot more than the benchmarks show from wowza. It could be nice to have some updated stats on this :-)
Will it even be possible to run a full software decoding and encoding without hw acceleration? The reason I'm reencoding is that I have an overlay dynamic picture (scoreboard) that I need to apply.
I have considered using text instead of a small picture, but the stream will still need reencoding. So I don't think it will help on performance which is a huge problem basically.