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Why do we have to use Wowza to stream to Facebook Live and not directly?

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Hi Arturo. Of course, it’s possible to stream directly to Facebook Live. But there are many reasons to let send your stream to a Wowza Server, or Wowza Cloud, and distribute it further from there. Here are a few examples:

  • If you want to stream to Facebook, YouTube and/or a CDN at the same time

  • If your input stream is a in a non-compliant format, and needs transcoding

  • If you want to secure your stream

  • If you want to provide an Adaptive Bitrate stream, for a better user experience

  • etc.

The biggest problem is for streaming providers, right?

Because it’s not possible to offer this very requested feature for the customers.