This article introduces the different parts of the Stream Targets page to help you find your way around the Wowza Video user interface.
A stream target is a destination for a stream. Stream targets can be Wowza Video™ edge resources or custom, external destinations. Stream targets let you create more flexible, scalable streaming workflows. For example, you can use Wowza Video to transcode source video into adaptive bitrate output renditions, and then have an external CDN or host such as YouTube deliver the stream rather than have Wowza Video deliver the content to viewers. You can also send source video from an encoder directly to a Wowza CDN target, bypassing the Wowza Video transcoder but using the Wowza CDN target to deliver the content. Or, broadcast a stream to Facebook with a Facebook Live target.
Wowza Video also offers LinkedIn Live stream targets in private preview release. See Stream to LinkedIn Live from Wowza Video.
Note: You can add up to 10 stream targets in a three-hour period.
Stream Targets page
The Stream Targets page allows you to create, view, and edit live streams. You can also access any stream target's bandwidth usage and viewer data.
Do any of the following:
- Search – Find an older stream target by entering a complete or partial stream target name or ID. The search return 15 results per page. By default, results are sorted from newest to oldest.
- Add – Create a new stream target. A dialog box opens so you can choose the type of stream target you want to add, then you're taken to the Stream Target Setup Options page. See Stream Target Setup Options to learn more about each option you see. in the What type of target do you want to add? dialog box.
- Recent – View or edit one of the five most recently used or edited stream targets. Selecting a stream target takes you to the Stream Target Details page.
- Stream Target – View all stream targets or search results and sort by name, type, or last updated. Each stream target name links to the Stream Target Details page. The Usage link opens the Usage page for the corresponding stream target.