Live Streaming and Encoders

This section contains articles covering creating, configuring, publishing, distributing, and recording a live stream with Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server 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 partners. For information on connecting generic encoders to Wowza Streaming Engine, see Connect a source to Wowza Streaming Engine.

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