24x7 channel setup page in Wowza Video

This article introduces the different parts of the 24x7 channel page to help you find your way around the Wowza Video user interface.

When you click the Add new button, you can choose from several live stream options that can get you up and streaming quickly.

Note: Access to 24x7 streams requires a 24x7 subscription. To enable 24x7 streaming for your account, contact 720.279.8163 or schedule a call.


24x7 channel

Set up a stream to deliver content 24 hours, 7 days a week. 

  • Title — A short, descriptive identifier for the stream that differentiates it from other streams. It doesn't have to be unique.
  • Description Description of the live stream. Typically, you'd describe the purpose of the stream or other stream related notes.
  • Region — The geographic region where Wowza Video transcodes and processes your live stream. Select a region that is as close as possible to where your stream will originate.
  • Stream input type — The source for your live stream. 
    • RTMP, SRT, RTSP, WebRTC, Stream from file — Creates protocol-specific connection information you'll use to connect your encoder to Wowza Video. You'll access this connection information on the live stream details page. You might need to refer to your encoder's manual to make sure you add the connection information correctly. 
    • Wowza Streaming Engine, vMix, Epiphan, Telestream, LiveU, Teradek, Matrox, and IP camera — Creates a connection code or other specialized connection method for these cameras and encoders to make the setup quicker and easier.

      If your input type requires additional information, like a source URL for an IP camera, add that information when it appears under Stream input type.  
  • Stream profile — Input resolution for the incoming stream source. Precision in selecting the input resolution makes a difference when you stream high-definition video and want the highest resolution available in the adaptive bitrate (ABR) ladder Wowza Video creates.
  • Poster image — A poster image to appear in the player before the stream begins. To prevent distortion or cropping, make sure the image has the same resolution as the source video. Poster images must be GIF, JPEG, or PNG format and no larger than 2.5 MB.
  • Watermark — If desired, select upload a watermark image to embed in your stream. The watermark is encoded into all bitrate renditions of a transcoded stream. Watermark images must be GIF, JPEG, or PNG format and no larger than 2.5 MB.

    After choosing the image, specify the corner of the video frame where the watermark should appear. To resize the image, enter a width and height Then, specify the opacity by entering a percentage between 0 (completely transparent) and 100 (opaque).
    • Watermarks appear on passthrough output renditions.
    • Watermarks aren't embedded in Wowza Video recordings.