On-Demand Streaming


How to scale video on demand streaming with Media Cache
Set up the Media Cache read-through caching mechanism for Wowza Streaming Engine media server software to increase video on demand streaming scalability.
How to publish a video file as a live stream
Simple method that uses Wowza ServerListenerStreamDemoPublisher to publish a video file from Wowza media server as if it were a live stream (the file will loop endlessly).
How to control item expiry (Media Cache)
How to control item expiry by keeping items in the Media Cache that are about to expire.
How to purge an item from the cache (Media Cache)
Use Java API calls to instruct the Wowza media server to purge on demand assets from the media cache.
How to specify a play start time and duration for HTTP streaming
Play part of an on demand file when streaming using the HTTP streaming protocols (Adobe HDS, Apple HLS, MPEG-DASH, and Microsoft Smooth Streaming).
How to change the storage location of video on demand content
This article will help you understand where Wowza Streaming Engine stores VOD content and how you can change that location for your VOD apps.
How to encode VOD using FFmpeg with Wowza Streaming Engine
Learn to encode video for on-demand delivery using these FFmpeg examples for Wowza Streaming Engine.
How to decrypt PlayReady encrypted video on demand content on the fly
This article describes how to use the server-side API to instruct Wowza Media Server to decrypt Microsoft PlayReady encrypted MP4 files before streaming.
How to configure Media Cache to reload the cache from disk on server restart
Add these properties to the container at the bottom of [install-dir]/conf/Server.xml: mediaCacheOnStartReloadCache true Boolean mediaCacheOnStartReloadCacheVerifySource false
How to improve audio on demand MP3 duration accuracy
media server patch wowza 3.0.5 accurate frame container mediareader/properties add
How to control if data events are in MP4 recordings
mp4writerrecorddata data events .mp4 onmetadata event default recording wowza server
How to select audio and subtitle tracks from a video on demand file
This article has example code for MP4 video on demand playback that converts subtitle tracks to onTextData data events.
How to use Encoding.com with Wowza Media Server
This article was contributed by Encoding.com. For additional help regarding transcoding videos for use with Wowza Media Server, please visit: http://www.encoding.com/using_wowza_media_server . Wowza + Encoding.com = Problem Solved! P...
How to view video on demand file details
An MP4 file (QuickTime container) can contain many different video and audio formats. Wowza media server software and Flash only support H.264 (AVC1, MPEG-4 Part 10), AAC (MP4A, AAC, AAC+, HE-AAC), and MP3 in an MP4 file. GSpot is one tool that ca...
How to optimize the video bitrate
Learn how to use average bits per pixel or constant rate factor to create bitrates for your video content.