Our Product, Development and Documentation teams have been hard at work to deliver the latest version of WSE; check out the highlights below as well as all the updated articles. As always please don’t hesitate to reach out to Support with any questions you may have!
New push-based CDN workflow with distribution to Wowza Video
The Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.23 release introduces a new push-based CDN workflow that interacts directly with Wowza Video to distribute live streams to global audiences over HLS. This workflow uses stream targets to manage and push streaming data to Wowza Video. All stream targets are managed within the Wowza Streaming Engine Manager interface, so there’s no need for additional steps in Wowza Video. There are also no requirements to configure your server firewall when setting up this functionality.
Updated Wowza Video transcoder workflow
Earlier versions of Wowza Streaming Engine experienced problems when using connection codes to send streams from Wowza Streaming Engine to Wowza Video for transcoding and CDN distribution. With this release, we’ve addressed this occurrence. We’ve also provided an updated method to stream to Wowza Video for transcoding and delivery over the Wowza CDN edge network. Changes include a new Wowza Video Transcoder tile in the Wowza Streaming Engine Manager interface.
Frame-rate reduction added to AMD Xilinx accelerated transcoding
To improve processing times, the AMD Xilinx Alveo U30 data center accelerator card now supports frame rate reduction. With this new functionality, users that select U30 as the scaler implementation can reduce the frame rate by half when utilizing the Alveo U30 card. The only limitation is that the first output needs to match the incoming frame rate.
NVIDIA API parameter updates and CUDA 12
The Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.23 release cleans up NVIDIA-related code to remove and replace deprecated API items from CUDA versions 9 to 11. NVIDIA users with custom encoding, decoding, and scaling properties should review their implementations for updated CUDA 12 parameters. To confirm if your custom properties and settings need to be updated, reference the NVIDIA NVENC Preset Migration Guide.
- Scaling Wowza Streaming Engine with Wowza CDN
- Pull streams from Wowza Streaming Engine to Wowza CDN
- Send a stream from Wowza Streaming Engine to Wowza Video for transcoding
- Sample map file entries for Stream Target destinations
- Use CDNs and services to distribute live streams from Wowza Streaming Engine
- Send Apple HLS content to Amazon S3 using Wowza Streaming Engine
- Server specifications for NVIDIA acceleration with Wowza Streaming Engine transcoding
- Introduction to AMD Xilinx Acceleration with Wowza Streaming Engine transcoding flow
- Limitations of AMD Xilinx acceleration with Wowza Streaming Engine transcoding
- Configure AMD Xilinx accelerated transcoding for Wowza Streaming Engine