Wowza Streaming Engine

This page provides links to support articles and documentation for our Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software. You can run Wowza Streaming Engine software on one or more computers at your physical location, on your hardware, across your Internet connection--or you can deploy Wowza Streaming Engine software on cloud-hosting services to stream your content from high-performance virtual machines hosted remotely.

Note: If you're using our Wowza Streaming Cloud™ online service, see our Wowza Streaming Cloud support articles and documentation.


Follow step-by-step instructions for configuring Wowza Streaming Engine software for common streaming workflows.

Wowza Streaming Engine tutorials

Performance Tuning

Tune your media server for best streaming performance in Wowza Streaming Engine Manager.

Performance Tuning articles

Software Updates

Follow these instructions to get and install the latest Wowza Streaming Engine software downloads and updates.

Wowza Streaming Engine software updates, upgrade guides, and release notes

Live Streaming and Encoders

Connect encoders and cameras to your Wowza Streaming Engine media server, transcode and record the incoming live streams, enable DVR playback capabilities in players, and then send the live streams to Content Distribution Networks and clients for playback.

Live streaming configuration articles

On Demand Streaming

Deliver videos files to players on demand and use the Media Cache read-through caching mechanism on demand streaming scalability.

On-demand streaming configuration articles

Streaming Protocols

Configure Wowza Streaming Engine media server software to deliver streaming content over specific protocols and protocol-specific troubleshooting tips.

Streaming protocols configuration articles

Closed Captioning

Add closed captions to live and on-demand streams.

Closed-captioning articles

Digital Rights Management and Security

Encrypt live and on-demand streams on the fly using DRM technology in Wowza Streaming Engine software that integrates with DRM key management systems.

Digital Rights Management (DRM) articles
Learn about additional security technologies and features in Wowza Streaming Engine software that you can use to protect network, playback, and publishing connections.

Security articles

Scaling and Load Balancing

Scale your Wowza media server configuration to increase capacity and make your streams available to larger audiences, and incorporate a load-balancing system to offload player connections from more heavily loaded servers to less-loaded servers.

Scaling and Load Balancing articles


Use Wowza Streaming Engine log messages to monitor the server and troubleshoot error conditions and set logging options for log formatting, log rolling, and log retrieval for most logging applications.

Logging articles

Cloud Deployments

Deploy Wowza Streaming Engine virtual machines in cloud environments hosted by third-party providers, including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Rackspace.

Cloud deployment articles

Media Players and Devices

Play live and on-demand streams, with chat and remote recording capabilities, on a wide variety of media player technologies including Adobe Flash Player; Microsoft Silverlight player; Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Apple QuickTime player; Android smartphones and tablets; IPTV/OTT set-top boxes, and more.

Media player and playback devices articles

Server Administration

Manage, configure, and monitor your Wowza Streaming Engine media server using features in Wowza Streaming Engine Manager and AddOn packages that extend and enhance the media server's functionality.

Server administration articles

REST and Java APIs

Learn how to accomplish common workflows by using the Wowza Streaming Engine REST and Java APIs.

REST API articles
Java API articles