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How to stream from S3 bucket, Google Cloud, Azure in Engine

It’s not efficient to store large video files on your local server, so I’d like to share a video tutorial on how to stream and scale all your video assets you may be storing on a remote storage solution.

Wowza offers Media Cache:

It’s designed for efficiently caching large video-on-demand (VOD) assets. It can cache assets from various sources either through networked file systems or through regular HTTP requests to a web server or storage server. It can also be used with edge server DVR workflows to cache content from an origin server application that’s running Wowza nDVR.

Wowza Media Cache caches only content that’s actually requested. If a user only views a short portion of a file, only that portion is cached. When another user views the same content, they’ll initially get the cached content and then, after they get to the end of the cached content, Media Cache automatically starts caching the new content.

After the content hasn’t been watched for a period of time, it’s automatically flushed from the cache to make room for new content.

Full step by step tutorial is in the video but you will need to fast forward a bit to the section on Media Cache.

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