Wowza Streaming Engine 4.7.7 Release Notes

Version: Wowza Streaming Engine™ 4.7.7 build 20181108145350 released on November 13, 2018.
 
Note: For step-by-step instructions on how to update your Wowza Streaming Engine media server software, see Update your Wowza Streaming Engine installation.

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New features and functionality in Wowza Streaming Engine 4.7.7
Detailed list of changes in Wowza Streaming Engine 4.7.7

New features and functionality in Wowza Streaming Engine 4.7.7


Wowza Streaming Engine is robust, customizable, and scalable media server software that powers reliable streaming of high-quality video and audio to any device, anywhere. Wowza Streaming Engine 4.7.7 contains several fixes and enhancements that help to improve the functionality of the media server software.

Support for WebRTC

WebRTC is an open-source real-time communication project. In earlier versions of Wowza Streaming Engine, WebRTC support was considered a preview feature and had limited functionality. With Wowza Streaming Engine 4.7.7 and later, WebRTC is fully supported and includes significant enhancements to the preview functionality. For more information, see Use WebRTC with Wowza Streaming Engine.

nDVR enhancements for MPEG-DASH 

Wowza Streaming Engine 4.7.7 provides a variety of fixes and performance improvements for nDVR support of MPEG-DASH. For more information, see the Wowza nDVR quick start guide.

Detailed list of changes in Wowza Streaming Engine 4.7.7


Changes since 4.7.6 release

  • Fixed an issue where content in DVR stores that use custom chunk ID handlers was not being purged correctly.
  • Updated AAC type detection to use extended flags when present.
  • Added a detectAACExtension field (default = true, meaning extended detection is enabled).
  • Updated OPTIONS to send the Content-Length header for all requests.
  • Updated RTP ingestion to support PCMA 8kHz audio.
  • Fixed an issue where Media Cache could not handle large files hosted on Google Cloud Storage.
  • Replaced the log4j file appender DailyRollingFileAppender with WowzaDailyRollingFileAppender (now the default appender). The new appender preserves the .log file extension when appending the DatePattern (for example: wowzastreamingengine_access.[date].log instead of wowzastreamingengine_access.log.[date]).
  • In the Wowza Streaming Engine Server-side Java API Reference, updated the description of the getPublishFramerateVideo(int source) method in IMediaStream.

Stream Targets (Push Publishing)

  • Akamai stream targets
    • Fixed an Akamai DASH stream target issue where chunk file pushes fail when multiple sessions push the same MPEG DASH stream, such as when a single Akamai DASH target pushes redundantly or when multiple Akamai DASH targets push the same stream to different Akamai stream IDs.
    • Fixed an issue with the legacy adaptiveGroups Akamai stream target parameter that prevented adaptive group playlists/manifests from being pushed to Akamai.
    • Fixed an issue with Akamai HLS stream targets that prevented audio-only and video-only streams from working properly when the "audioonly" or "videoonly" options are used in the cupertino.renditions target parameter.

Live Stream DVR Playback (Wowza nDVR)

  • Improved nDVR time index search to compensate for irregular time gaps.

Live Stream Encoding, Transcoding, and Transrating

  • Updated the MediaReaderH264 class to correctly generate codec information for Opus when using the transcoder.

MPEG-DASH Streaming

  • Significantly improved response times for MPEG-DASH DVR segment and Media Presentation Description requests.
  • Changed the default video timescale for MPEG-DASH DVR to 1000 milliseconds to eliminate rounding errors in the MPD segmentTimeline and in the earliestPresentationTime in the DASH video segments.

WebRTC

  • Updated WebRTC configuration to have its own block inside of Application.xml.
  • Fixed an issue where WebRTC UDP session objects were not being destroyed correctly.
  • Added a WebRTC configuration REST API endpoint:
    • Basic configuration endpoint: /v2/servers/{serverName}/vhosts/{vhostName}/applications/{appName}/webrtc
    • Advanced configuration endpoint: /v2/servers/{serverName}/vhosts/{vhostName}/applications/{appName}/webrtc/adv