Live Streaming and Encoders

This section links to articles covering creating, configuring, publishing, distributing, and recording a live stream with Wowza Streaming Engine™ live streaming software.
 

Specific Encoding Technologies

Learn how to set up your encoder or camera source to stream video or audio to Wowza Streaming Engine.

To view encoder and camera sources supported in Wowza Streaming Engine, see our Works With Wowza encoder and camera partners. For more information on connecting generic encoders to Wowza Streaming Engine, see our How to connect a source to Wowza Streaming Engine tutorial.

Articles about connecting specific encoding technologies to Wowza Streaming Engine
 

Transcode Live Streams

Learn how to use Wowza Transcoder and set up adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming.

Articles about transcoding live streams in Wowza Streaming Engine
 

Distribute Live Streams

Learn how to use push publishing to distribute live streams to various CDN and service Stream Targets such as other Wowza Streaming Engine instances, Wowza Streaming Cloud, Youtube, Facebook, Akamai, and more.

Articles about distributing live streams from Wowza Streaming Engine to CDNs and services
 

Record Live Streams

Learn how to record live streams, including changing the type of file version naming for recorded files and setting up automated starting and stopping of a stream recording.

Articles about recording live streams with Wowza Streaming Engine
 

Live Stream DVR

Learn how to use Wowza nDVR and the nDVR recording API to record and control availability of live streams while allowing users to play, pause, resume, and rewind the recorded stream.

Articles about simultaneous video recording and playback with Wowza nDVR
 

Troubleshoot Live Streaming

Learn solutions to common live streaming issues such as missing audio or video, unaligned audio and video, packet loss, and more.

Troubleshooting common live streaming problems
 

Advanced Topics

Articles for advanced users on live streaming topics such as configuring packetization for your stream type, monitoring, creating low-latency streams, ad insertion, and more.

Advanced live stream configuration articles
 

Miscellaneous live stream configuration topics

See the articles below for information on other live streaming topics: