I have Wowza installed on a test windows8 64-bit workstation and it appears to be working fine.
This workstation is currently on a network segment that has a direct route to the Teleste video server without any firewalls in between. I can receive and play the MPEG-4 stream with VLC.
I do not know how to connect to this stream with Wowza. Is this an RTMP-based encoder, a RTP encoder with SDP file or a MPEG-TS based encoder? I've tried all these tutorials, but obviously I'm missing something.
It supports RTSP. But it says it supports mpeg-4 without specifying mpeg-4 part 10, which is h.264, and there is no mention of h.264 so it is probably mpeg-4 part 2, which is not generally supported in Wowza except as input to the Wowza Transcoder.
Are you playing the stream in VLC with rtsp url? What do you see in Tools > Codec info while the stream is playing?
Assuming it is not h.264 (AVC) you can use the Wowza Transcoder for the best results and ABR rendtions:
The best suggestion that I can provide is to estimate the scale of your audience and contrast that with your available network resources. For example if you're streaming to mobile, I would suggest experimenting with a 250-500 kbps stream using a baseline profile and a 3-4 second keyframe setting. On the other hand, if you want to stream some high definition, large, media rich streams to users on your LAN, where bandwidth is not an issue, try a higher 1500-2000 kbps setting. use the main or high profile (if available). Really, it comes down to achieving the optimal quality you desire within the constraints of the bandwidth you have available for each stream. I encourage you to experiment with these settings in an effort to identify an optimal setting. Please feel free to ask any related questions you may have here.