Wowza Flowplayer allows live and on-demand HLS and MPEG-DASH streaming from Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software directly to HTML5 platforms without the need for third-party browser extensions. Wowza Flowplayer offers the player as part of a Wowza Video subscription or as a standalone purchase. Wowza Flowplayer supports the current and previous stable release of all browsers.
Note: In Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5.0 and later, cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) is enabled by default. CORS is a content protection mechanism that allows cross-origin requests that would otherwise be forbidden by web browsers. For earlier versions of Wowza Streaming Engine, see Enable cross-origin resource sharing in Wowza Streaming Engine for more information.
1. Purchase Wowza Flowplayer
You can purchase Wowza Flowplayer as part of a Wowza Video subscription or as a standalone purchase. The About Wowza Flowplayer article includes information on how to purchase through either option.
2. Embed the player into an HTML page
After purchase, you'll embed Wowza Flowplayer into your HTML site. Follow the step-by-step instruction on either the Embed with Wowza Video page or the Embed without Wowza Video page. The page you follow will depend on whether you purchased Wowza Flowplayer as part of Wowza Video or as a standalone purchase.
3. Add the Wowza Flowplayer HLS plugin
The HLS plugin implements an HLS loader plugin that is capable of playing .m3u8 source files. Complete the instructions in the HLS plugin article.
4. Add the Wowza Flowplayer MPEG-DASH plugin
The MPEG-DASH plugin implements an MPEG-DASH loader plugin that can play .mpd source files. Complete the instructions in the MPEG-DASH plugin article.
5. Configure and Customize the player
Now you can configure and customize the player to your liking. The Core Player Configuration table includes the player configurations that come out of the box with Wowza Flowplayer.