[Topic] WSE 4.8.24 What's New

Wowza Streaming Engine is a robust, customizable, and scalable media server software that powers reliable streaming of high-quality video and audio to any device, anywhere. Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.24 contains enhancements and fixes that improve the functionality of the media server software.

New Google Analytics 4 Java module

Google is deprecating the Universal Analytics property on July 1, 2023. After that date, new data will only flow into Google Analytics 4 (GA4) properties. We updated our Google Analytics Java module to account for these GA4 changes. For more, see Send connection and stream statistics to Google Analytics with a Wowza Streaming Engine Java module.

Improved AMD Xilinx accelerated transcoding

The Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.24 release contains several additions and improvements to the AMD Xilinx Alveo U30 transcoding workflow. These changes include the following:

  • Added video codec profile-level propagation for U30 transcoding. Previously, a high profile was always written to the output stream. With this enhancement, the profile level for the U30 encoder is automatically set depending on output settings, such as bitrate, resolution, and codec. You can also configure the profile level from the transcoder template. See Configure AMD Xilinx accelerated transcoding.
  • Updated the U30 scaler to ensure width and height values are always divisible by four when fit-height and fit-width modes are used.
  • Updated AMD Xilinx accelerated transcoding to work with all AMD Xilinx Video SDK-supported operating system distributions and kernels, including:
    • Amazon Linux 2 (Kernel 4.14 and 5.10)
    • Ubuntu 22.04 (Kernel 5.15)
Note: This distribution requires a manual adjustment to the startup.sh script. Add option -f to line 17, replacing . /opt/xilinx/xcdr/setup.sh with . /opt/xilinx/xcdr/setup.sh -f.
  • Ubuntu 20.04.3 (Kernel 5.11)
  • Ubuntu 20.04.1 (Kernel 5.4)
  • Ubuntu 20.04.0 (Kernel 5.4)
  • Ubuntu 18.04.5 (Kernel 5.4)