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Alternatives for Java API

Does Wowza Streaming Engine have alternatives for Java API to build server extensions? Maybe another language API or Webhooks?

Hello, welcome to the community!

Wowza Streaming Engine software is built on Java and can be extended using a variety of programmatic methods. The options are described here, with links to more detailed information about each one.


The other option would be PHP with the REST API.

Wowza Streaming Engine includes a REST API that you can wrap with a PHP library to configure, manage, and monitor your streaming media server through PHP requests.

We have a built-in webhooks option in Streaming Cloud, but for Streaming Engine, you would have to build something yourself. Most people use the REST API in Engine for queries, but it is possible to build your own webhooks system. We just don’t have any official docs to do that in Engine.