This section contains articles about using Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software to deliver streaming content over specific protocols and how to troubleshoot streaming. For more information on the streaming protocols and formats supported by Wowza Streaming Engine, see Live and Video-on-Demand Streaming capabilities.
Wowza Streaming Engine can stream adaptive bitrate live and video on demand (VOD) content to Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or later using the Adobe HDS protocol. Wowza Streaming Engine performs all media chunking and packaging necessary to deliver a stream using this HTTP-based protocol. When streaming VOD content over Adobe HDS, Wowza Streaming Engine supports MP4 files (QuickTime container) and MP3 files. FLV files aren't supported. Adobe HDS streaming leverages an XML manifest file to describe the list of chunks available for streaming.
About Adobe HDS support in Wowza Streaming Engine
Configuring, testing, and troubleshooting Adobe HDS streaming
Wowza Streaming Engine streams adaptive bitrate live and VOD H.264, AAC, and MP3 content to iOS-based devices, QuickTime player, Safari browser, and some brands of set-top boxes and smart TVs using the Apple HLS protocol. Wowza Streaming Engine performs all media chunking and packaging necessary to deliver a stream using this HTTP-based protocol. Wowza Streaming Engine populates the packaged playlist file with metadata that describes each of the available streams in an adaptive bitrate presentation. This enables iOS-based players to intelligently select the appropriate streams based on hardware device capabilities.
About Apple HLS support in Wowza Streaming Engine
Configuring, testing, and troubleshooting Apple HLS streaming
Microsoft Smooth Streaming
Wowza Streaming Engine can deliver adaptive bitrate live and VOD content to Flash Player using RTMP and supports low-latency streaming
, shared objects, video recording, video chat, remote procedure calls, and more. RTMP maintains persistent connections and can be used for low-latency streaming; therefore, it's ideal for video chat, ad insertion, pay-per-view, or other user-experience applications that require synchronization with stream content.
About RTMP support in Wowza Streaming Engine
Configuring, testing, and troubleshooting RTMP streaming